The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) is a global study, initiated by the G8 and five major developing economies and focusing on 'the global economic benefit of biological diversity, the costs of the loss of biodiversity and the failure to take protective measures versus the costs of effective conservation'. TEEB makes the case for integrating the economics of biodiversity and ecosystem services in decision-making.
The latest report, which is aimed at the business community has just been published.
The report summarises some of the links between business and biodiversity, focusing on the concept of ecosystem services. It makes for some interesting reading; check it out here.