We are partnering with the Eden Project to highlight the role businesses have to play in combatting the nature and climate crisis.
According to the State of Finance for Nature report, a total investment in nature of USD 8.1 trillion is required between now and 2050 to successfully tackle the interlinked climate, biodiversity, and land degradation crises. No one organisation, no one sector can do this alone. We need to work collaboratively to combine our skills and ideas to shape what the path to a nature rich future will look like.
Click here to read our Nature Recovery Ambition Statement.
The partnership will focus on three key areas to begin with:
Define how a business like ours can respond to nature recovery.
Demonstrate tangible positive outcomes for nature through our portfolio of assets, creating a blueprint for other businesses to contribute to a nature rich future.
Engage with our stakeholders, internally and externally, on nature recovery and what we can collectively do to act.
Lily Billings, Group Sustainability Lead, Foresight
"We are delighted to partner with the Eden Project. Together we will create and restore diverse, wildlife-rich and better-connected habitats. Given that our infrastructure and real assets portfolio is predominately made up of renewable energy, forestry, and afforestation assets, we have a responsibility to work in collaboration with partners like Eden to positively impact the natural ecosystem.
The partnership holds so much potential, and we are currently exploring several opportunities with the Eden Project but first, we will start with nature recovery. We look forward to announcing more as the next steps unfold."
Dan James, Development Director, Eden Project
"As the twin climate and ecological crises deepen there is an increasing need to accelerate nature recovery - for our planet, our wildlife and our communities. It is encouraging to see our new sustainability partner Foresight, a leader in sustainable infrastructure, actively engaging to drive nature recovery across its portfolio of assets.
We hope to inspire UK business to follow Foresight’s lead. We share a deep concern that the UK is one of the most nature-depleted countries, having only around 50% of its biodiversity left. This is well below the global average of 75% and leaves the nation in the bottom 10% globally in terms of biodiversity preservation. Action is needed now."