© Richie Morgan / Runaway Films

At Work

Four new films for business

Did you know that the UK is in the bottom 10% for biodiversity globally? This is terrible news for businesses and is causing unprecedented risks to our economy. It’s also a warning sign to other countries to show them the risks of inaction.

To tackle this crisis, we have created 4 films for a business audience to build awareness of the problems and to help businesses turn the tide for nature. Watch just one, or all four films to see how interconnected nature and business really are.

The films were created by Emmy®-award winning Silverback Films, WWF, the RSPB and the National Trust and are designed to be used within organisations all over the country to get the conversation started within the workplace. They are free to screen and share, we just ask you drop us an email to let us know your event is happening (saveourwildisles-business@wwf.org.uk).

Find out about the contributors involved.

Deborah Meaden
© Jacob Parish / Silverback Films / WWF-UK / RSPB / National Trust

The high cost of doing nothing

All business and economic activity relies on nature. In fact, 50% of global GDP is dependent on the planet’s natural resources. But the climate and nature crises are now more serious than ever before. Since 1970 global wildlife populations – indicators of healthy ecosystems – have plummeted by almost 70%, and the UK itself is in the bottom 10% for biodiversity globally – bottom of the G7 and G20.

In 2021 alone, economic loss due to natural catastrophes was US$270 billion. The cost of not dealing with the crisis is predicted to be vastly greater than investment in change and solutions.

What we need to do

  • We must halt the harm to nature that businesses and the wider economy are doing
  • We must transition to a new way of doing business that protects and restores nature
  • We can harness the power of nature to ensure a thriving economy for ourselves and future generations