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Based upon our own ongoing scientific research, and years of consulting and problem-solving experience, we support businesses in protecting and restoring nature – ensuring that they benefit from doing so.


Selected news from Wild Business

The positive impact of nature conservation: landmark study includes Wild Business associates (04/2024)

British Ecological Society reveal that they are working with Wild Business on a journey towards Nature Positive (12/2023)

The Guardian News and Media Group publish their comprehensive biodiversity footprint, calculated by Wild Business (11/2023)

Release of “Biodiversity Net Gain plans: a quick guide for planners and developers”, from a team led by Oxford University including Wild Business contributors (08/2023)

Policy brief on EU biodiversity and climate policy published by University of Copenhagen, with Wild Business contributors (07/2023)

DZK (Dutch dairy sector) publish first part of biodiversity footprinting and safeguards methodology, developed by Wild Business (06/2023)

Wild Business advising the OECD on the application of Nature Positive principles to overseas development assistance (05/2023)

The Guardian releases an initial discussion of the biodiversity impact work being completed by Wild Business (12/2022)

Our study into achieving ‘nature positive’ for an organisation’s food consumption accepted for publication in Nature Food (available here in pre-print). Led by Isobel Taylor (10/2022)

New paper – led by Wild Business – on biodiversity net gain for large organisations, published in the journal Nature (04/2022)

Wild Business co-director Joe Bull part of a large EU-focussed consortium SUPERB, awarded funding towards major reforestation efforts across Europe (12/2021)

Working with engineering firm Balfour Beatty and CIEEM, Wild Business publish materials exploring social considerations in Biodiversity Net Gain in England (11/2021)

Joe Bull speaks to asset managers TT International about conservation and climate change ahead of COP26 and COP15 part II (10/2021)

Wild Business co-director Joe Bull awarded funding for major new wildlife conservation project in Uzbekistan (09/2021)

Wild Business provided background research that enabled University of Oxford to develop the biodiversity component of their new sustainability strategy (03/2021)

Wild Business co-author major new paper on a framework for achieving post-2020 global biodiversity targets (01/2021)

Wild Business supporting on the development of a ‘Benchmark for Nature’ with finance sector partners and the University of Oxford (ongoing in 2020)

Wild Business support Kering S.A. in developing their new global biodiversity strategy, published now (06/2020)

Launch of our new report, for the IUCN and International Olympic Committee, on managing the biodiversity impacts of sports events (04/2020)

Paper on how to achieve a post-2020 global biodiversity conservation agreement: net outcomes for nature (paper led by J W Bull) (11/2019)

Wild Business associates publish new report into the application of Natural Capital Accounting to a ‘case study ‘no net loss’ project (Baker & Oakley) (02/2019)

Major new paper published on the global implementation of biodiversity offsets, including a freely available data set (lead author J W Bull) (26/11/2018)

Guiding principles on how to consider people when implementing biodiversity ‘no net loss’ or ‘net gain’ (led by Wild Business) (20/11/2018)

What will motivate businesses to fund nature conservation? Read the debate in Science (including a contribution from J W Bull) (15/06/2018)

We explore whether fences could help support rewilding when reintroducing large predators (led by J W Bull and C J Sandom) (11/05/2018)

A sequence of new papers from Wild Business colleagues on biodiversity offsets in Europe, baselines in ‘no net loss’, offsets for marine bycatch, and a global application of the mitigation hierarchy (early 2018)

Read our blog in response to Professor Ripple et al.’s ‘Warning to Humanity’ (led by J W Bull) (18/12/2017)

Research uncovers unexpected public acceptance for international ‘biodiversity offsets’ in the form of forest compensation (publication led by J W Bull) (30/06/2017)

Wild Business release a report into the complex web of stakeholders involved in a large biodiversity offset project, the Bujagali hydropower project in Uganda (led by N. Esmail) (01/05/2017)

Assessment of the global use of multipliers in biodiversity offset projects accepted in Conservation Letters (led by J. Bull) (14/12/2016)

Rewilding Britain lay out the basis for a Rewilding Knowledge Hub (background work led by C. Sandom) (07/12/2016)

Two new publications on the topic of ‘no net loss’ in policy and for global species numbers are out, and receive extensive press coverage (both led by J. Bull) (30/06/2016)

Report into the feasibility of applying No Net Loss in marine environments, from UNEP-WCMC (advised by Wild Business) (13/06/2016)

New publication on the unresolved controversies in biodiversity offsetting (co-authored by J Bull) (13/04/2016)

Wild Business’ report into a biodiversity offset project in Western Canada now in public domain (by J Bull and C Sandom) (Appendices available upon request) (28/03/2016)

Wolves back in the news…article references work completed by Wild Business members (led by C Sandom) (02/01/2016)

A set of new papers all co-authored or authored by members of Wild Business published in the last 4 months (23/12/2015)

The many ways in which biodiversity offsets can be flexible – new paper out now (authored by J Bull) (05/09/2015)

How do you evaluate the physical and social context for conservation interventions? A new paper attempts to do so (authored by J Bull) (08/2015)

Today – the website launch for our colleagues and friends at Rewilding Britain (14/07/2015)

Book chapter promoting rewilding as a “radical” future for the UK countryside, now online (authored by C Sandom) (14/07/2015)

Publication exploring the danger for biodiversity offset policies to use the wrong baselines, in Australia (co-authored by J Bull) (25/06/2015)

Wild Business publish report on challenges to implementing corporate biodiversity strategies (authored by J Bull and C Bryant) (10/03/2015)

New paper published on the potential for perverse incentives to enter biodiversity offset policies (co-authored by J Bull) (02/02/2015)

Wild Business deliver a BBOP webinar on conserving ‘moving targets’, such as migratory species, using biodiversity offsets. Recording available here (J Bull) (04/12/2014)

Forthcoming publication, now in press, showing what happens if you apply different international biodiversity offset methods to the same country (authored by J Bull) (22/07/2014)

Publication on whether humans or climate caused historical mass extinction of megafauna (authored by C Sandom) (30/05/2014)

New paper on the importance of large herbivores for creating habitat diversity (authored by C Sandom) (03/03/2014)

Excellent article on rewilding in New Scientist, which quotes J. Bull and references Wild Business Ltd (28/02/2014)

New paper on the importance of the choice of baseline for successful nature conservation projects (28/02/2014)

Proceedings from the Rewilding Europe symposium at ‘Wild10′ now available (edited by C. Sandom) (25/02/2014)

New paper on measuring the impacts of natural gas extraction for biodiversity offsets (co-authored by J Bull) (15/12/2013)

J Bull blogs about biodiversity conservation on private lands (02/12/2013)

Wild Business participate in the ‘WILD 10′ conference in Salamanca, Spain (C Sandom) (07/10/2013)

New review paper presenting the challenges to biodiversity offsetting published (co-authored by J Bull) (15/05/2013)

New book on conservation biology featuring a chapter on rewilding (authored by C Sandom) (13/05/13)

New paper on interactions between mammalian predators and prey at a global scale with regard to species diversity (authored by C Sandom) (13/05/13)

J Bull blogs about biodiversity offsetting for Fauna and Flora International (18/04/2013)

New academic paper on biodiversity offsets released (authored by J Bull) (03/04/13)

Proceedings from a recent rewilding conference (edited by C Sandom) (18/02/13)

Recent article on business and biodiversity (J Bull with Corporate Citizenship) (12/01/13)

Blogging about biodiversity offsets in the UK   (12/12/12)


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