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The Nature Tech Alliance: Planet, ERM, Salesforce, and NatureMetrics Launch Initiative to Measure Biodiversity and Report on Impact


We are proud to announce the formation of the Nature Tech Alliance, a new initiative poised to help companies tackle urgent biodiversity challenges. Planet, ERM, Salesforce, and NatureMetrics are pioneering this global alliance to transform how global corporations measure and manage their impact. 

The Nature Tech Alliance, formed at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos, aims to accelerate and scale the assessment, management, and disclosure of biodiversity impacts, and dependencies on nature to help drive a sustainable future for nature, people, and economies. The initiative will enable companies to develop a comprehensive understanding of the impact of their business on nature and prepare accordingly to report against new and impending nature regulations and frameworks such as the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures and Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive.  

We, at Planet, are working with the other members to deliver insights for industries looking to make data-informed decisions. Through this alliance, our satellite data and analytics will be leveraged, alongside the tools and expertise of all members, to build an integrated toolkit for biodiversity assessment, aiding in value chain assessments, supplier engagement, and reporting and compliance requirements.  

Our collaborators in the alliance each bring a unique set of knowledge and critical competencies to support this comprehensive biodiversity management and reporting offering. ERM provides the sustainability consulting and global delivery capabilities to help organizations to integrate biodiversity into their business strategies and operations. Salesforce offers its powerful technology, including Net Zero Cloud, and ecosystem reach, which is already supporting critical business technology processes for over 200,000 customers. Finally, NatureMetrics brings its unique eDNA technology and scalable, on-the-ground biodiversity measurement prowess.  

Curious to hear about the future of biodiversity and from the thought leaders of this alliance?

Andrew Zolli, Chief Impact Officer at Planet:

“We are at a critical moment in history where we both need to start quantifying, monitoring, and valuing our biodiversity and actually have the technology and tools to do so – from satellite technology, artificial intelligence, and huge data infrastructures. What’s next is this. True collaboration where all of the tools and places of knowledge collaborate to make the change happen. We’re thrilled to be taking this next step in how we monitor and protect our world with such incredible organizations.”

Matt Haddon, Global Leader for Biodiversity, Water & Nature at ERM:  

“ERM’s partner ecosystem is key to helping us to accelerate progress on sustainability for our clients. We have built successful collaborations with Salesforce, Planet and NatureMetrics, and we now have the opportunity to maximize our collective impact through the Nature Tech Alliance. This comes at a critical time as large corporates are grappling with the next two waves of the triple threat of climate change, nature loss and water scarcity as a matter of urgency. By combining our capabilities, we can help more organizations to develop a comprehensive understanding of their nature-based risks and dependencies, which will enable them to effectively integrate nature into their business strategies and operations at the pace and scale required.” 

Tim Christophersen, VP, Climate Action at Salesforce:  

“Action on climate and nature must go hand in hand. To accelerate a successful transition to a net-zero and nature-positive future, businesses must measure, manage and disclose their impact and reliance on nature. Salesforce launched its Nature-Positive Strategy and actively participated in the pilot phase of the Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures. We’re proud to form the Nature Tech Alliance and leverage Net Zero Cloud, Tableau, and our other technologies to help other companies make a positive impact.”

Dr. Kat Bruce, Founder of NatureMetrics:  

“This is a milestone moment: a dream team collaborating to provide full-spectrum biodiversity measurement, management and disclosure for global corporations. We’re excited to build on existing relationships to deliver something that’s more than the sum of its parts. Collaborations between those that bring different parts of the puzzle is going to be critical for accelerating the implementation of solutions at scale and translating promising talk into real action on the ground.” 

Original announcement can be found at Nature Metrics.