Opportunities & risks associated with
biodiversity loss

The state of the planet defines the future of our businesses. According to the World Economic Forum, the top three risks to businesses are related to the degradation of our climate, nature and biological diversity.

Based on extensive new research, WWF and Bain & Company presented an overview of the most pressing risks and opportunities Danish companies face as the biodiversity crisis intensifies.

On August 23, WWF Secretary General Bo Øksnebjerg and Bain Partner & Nordic Social Impact Lead Torsten Hvidt presented the key findings from our new report “Danish businesses and the biodiversity crisis – opportunities and risks associated with biodiversity loss” – and mapped out a nature-positive future for companies large and small.

Watch the webinar here

The biodiversity crisis is a business crisis

Despite increased attention on biodiversity loss over the past decades, businesses’ awareness of their biodiversity impact remains limited.

To help businesses get a head start on tackling the biodiversity crisis, WWF and Bain & Company have compiled an overview of the latest knowledge on biodiversity and nature loss, which carries significant relevance for all Danish businesses regardless of their size.

Nature’s decline around the world will pose momentous difficulties and costs to Danish businesses in the coming years. However, it also poses significant business opportunities if the Danish businesses take up the challenge.



Do you want to know more? Take a deep dive into the pressures of Danish businesses on nature and the transitions needed in the Danish economy toward a nature-friendly future.


Businesses must act on biodiversity now to mitigate risks and reap business opportunities

The foundation for life on Earth is under pressure, putting both humanity and businesses at risk
• Humanity depends on a nature in balance, and biodiversity underpins every aspect of life on Earth
• The biodiversity crisis is estimated to put half of global GDP at risk if the development continues
• Leading international experts assert that nature loss must be reversed by 2030 to halt this trajectory

Biodiversity loss is a man-made challenge – it includes pressures from Danish business activities
• Human activity affects biodiversity through e.g., suboptimal land and sea use and excessive pollution
• Danish businesses alter biodiversity directly through operations and indirectly through supply chains
• The impact on biodiversity is driven by all major Danish sectors; however, impact is particularly high in the agricultural and food sectors


Katrine Kjær
Executive Assistant
WWF Verdensnaturfonden / WWF Denmark
E: katrine.kjaer@wwf.dk
P: +45 31 11 16 54