Why is it important to engage private actors in nature investment?

Significantly scaling investment in nature requires an “all-hands-on-deck” approach. Private actors have access to capital, but more critically, excluding the private sector ignores the potential to reduce drivers of loss (habitat loss, land use change, agricultural expansion, unsustainable land use practices) while simultaneously narrowing the financing gap. Corporations have a vested interest in sustaining resources that they may rely on. They are increasingly recognizing the business case for investment in nature with new disclosure requirements and efforts to bring attention to the risks associated with ignoring nature.