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The nature of business

Collaborations with business offer one of the most effective routes to finding sustainable solutions to environmental and social challenges.

WWF South Africa partners with strategic companies to improve the way products and services are produced, processed, used and consumed for the environment’s benefit. These partnerships play a pivotal role in influencing the course of conservation.
Humanity is using nearly 1.5 planets. Under this “business-as-usual” scenario, by 2050 people are predicted to use twice as much natural resources as they are right now. Many companies rely on natural resources and their operations often significantly impact the environment. But, they also have a crucial role to play in supporting conservation efforts and being part of the solution.
To save the only planet we have, a new economy must be created and driven by a new generation of business leaders.
By working with business, WWF looks to change behaviour and drive conservation results that would be impossible otherwise.

​We do this by:

  • promoting better production and responsible sourcing of raw materials
  • encouraging a switch to 100% renewable energy and away from fossil fuels
  • engaging jointly on public policy
  • supporting the equitable sharing of natural resources
  • redirecting financial flows to support conservation and sustainable ecosystem management
  • raising awareness of the need to consume more wisely
  • protecting some of the world’s most ecologically important places
  • Offering fresh insights, we support business to build future resilience while making a positive contribution to the natural world

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