Natural Value Initiative

NVI toolkit

The Natural Value Initiative (NVI) has developed a toolkit to enable the finance sector to:

  • • Evaluate how well the food, beverage and tobacco (FBT) sectors are managing biodiversity and ecosystem services risks and opportunities; and
  • • Engage with FBT companies to reduce their risk exposure through the responsible management and harvesting of natural resources.

The toolkit consists of the following:

The NVI provides this toolkit free of charge, but request that you acknowledge the source should you use it for commercial or non-commercial purposes.  For the latter, we request that you obtain permission from the Natural Value Initiative at info@naturalvalueinitiative.org.

The NVI has adapted the Ecosystem Services Benchmark for application to the pharmaceutical sector and the extractive sector.  The extractive industry methodology can be found in the publication “Tread lightly – biodiversity and ecosystem services risk and opportunity management in the extractive sector” listed on the publications section of this website.

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