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

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.