Evaluating, measuring, monitoring and benchmarking

This paper from the New Nature of Business (archived link) provides a detailed list of tools that can be used to assess the impact of a business on biodiversity.  The table includes an assessment of the strengths, weaknesses, and ease of use of each tool along with comments about support and the availability of access to the tool. While this is only a selection of the tools available the paper suggests that there needs to be further development of more context specific tools.

The paper also discusses the use of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) which is a specific 'approach to environmental impact assessment that addresses all stages of product life from raw material extraction to final disposal or recycling' (New nature of Business). Finally, the paper provides a selection of metrics that can be used for measuring and reporting on specific outcomes associated with conservation.


New Nature of Business (n.d.), Evaluating, measuring, monitoring and benchmarking. Retrieved from: https://web.archive.org/web/20170725010649/http://www.newnatureofbusiness.org/(archived link)