Abstract

The aim of this paper is to investigate to what extent organisations disclose on accountability for biodiversity and species extinction (B/E). We present some examples of what disclosure looks like from forward thinking companies that have been engaging in tremendous efforts to protect and preserve nature. Our justification for this paper is to provide guidance and encourage other companies to disclose transparently. We believe that B/E accountability is essential in post Covid-19 reporting as the lack of valuing, promoting, and investing in biodiversity is considered to be one of the main drivers of the Covid-19 pandemic. The study’s sample is the top 200 companies from the Fortune Global with the years 2012, 2014, 2016 and companies’ websites in 2019. We believe that our paper is providing some guidance on how to repair nature and eliminate biodiversity loss. This is because organizations are reliant on natural capital resources for survival. Also, biodiversity loss and extinction can significantly affect social, economic, and financial viability for survival. Our results have some implications for practitioners, policymakers, and academics.

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Hassan, A., Roberts, L. & Rodger, K. 2021, 'Corporate accountability for biodiversity & species extinction: evidence from organizations reporting on their impacts on nature', Business Strategy and the Environment. https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2890

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