As CoP 26 in Glasgow recently underlined, more than ever before, businesses are required to make transformational changes as a vital component of tackling the twin biodiversity and climate crises. However knowing the right steps to take, or sometimes even where to begin, is not always an easy task for businesses, whether large or small.

To help businesses, on whatever stage of their journey they might be, the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital has created a free to use website as a resource to help businesses build nature and climate into decision-making processes. This will be essential for Scotland’s business contribution to progressing the Sustainable Development Goals, and to ultimately take the positive steps we need for our planet.

We hope that businesses will use the website to find suitable suggestions, implement actions, spark conversations, and to share ideas. Please see contact details at the bottom of the page for the different ways businesses can get in touch with the Scottish Forum about any aspect of this project.

Where do I start?

To get started simply click on any item in the wheel to start exploring our 100 suggestions. We have divided the suggestions into five categories to make browsing easy.

The categories are:

We have also included tags to help you navigate, including “SMEs” “Quick wins” and others! 

Once you have clicked on an item on the wheel you can start browsing our 100 suggestions. Each suggestion will open in a new window that also suggests other related content within the website, as well as external links. To return to the wheel simply click the circle in the centre. Happy exploring!

Contact us

We would like you to share with us your thoughts about this website, and also any plans you have to follow-up on the actions. There are a number of ways that you can get in touch to give feedback.

  1. Signposting – have you got a question about any of the suggestions? Contact us and we will try to either answer your question, or put you in touch with someone who can!
  2. Your actions – are you following up any of the suggestions? We want to hear about it!
  3. Your suggestions – is there a suggestion we haven’t thought of? Or content that the website would benefit from? Please let us know and we can add your ideas.
  4. Join the Scottish Forum as a member – connect with like-minded businesses and organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Finally, feel free to leave us a comment on the social links below to give your feedback and let others know your plans! Or contact us at the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital to discuss any other aspect of this resource.


The “100 Business Actions for Nature” suggestions have been made by the steering group of the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital. A huge thanks to each member organisation, and those individuals within, who gave their time and thought to help produce this guide.

A special thanks to the North East Scotland Biodiversity Partnership, who assisted our steering group with a number of suggestions.

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