Nature Positive - Expertise and Services

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How we can help

Ramboll’s certified ecologists, conservation biologists and environmental economists are biodiversity leaders. Our experts train others in the industry, sharing knowledge gained from developing policies and guidance for United Nations, European Commission, industry groups and chartered institutes.  They are at the forefront of industry standards and have been influential in helping develop the natural capital accounting standard (BSI), biodiversity net gain (BNG) and metric development, Science Based Targets for Nature, and the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD). Ramboll’s influential role in policy development provides us with unrivalled insight on how to achieve nature positive outcomes. 

We advise clients on how to meet regulatory requirements through our set of fundamental services and have established forward-thinking transformative services that provide a whole ecosystem approach to propel organisations to take positive climate and nature action.

Fundamental services

Mandated in regulation, these services ensure clients are compliant in meeting the minimum biodiversity requirements.

International biodiversity for Project Finance

This service delivers biodiversity baselines and impact assessments to international standards, including IFC Performance Standard 6, on biodiversity analysis, action management and monitoring plans for client portfolios. Our experts advise on International Finance for development or lender due diligence to avoid impacts or restore and offset ecosystems in liaison with affected communities. We establish evidence and ensure strategic alignment with nature positive ambitions.

Ecological surveys and assessment

Our services include: Baseline assessments for biodiversity net gain - Phase I habitat surveys - Preliminary ecological assessment and ecological impact assessment - BREEAM assessment of land use and ecology credits - Protected, rare, notable or invasive species surveys, mitigation strategies and licences for development - Monitoring and verification for compliance with planning decisions - Monitoring for nature-related investments or finance - Ecology clerk of works - Litigation support

Environmental damage and sustainable remediation

Evidence-based assessments and valuation of natural resource and environmental damage, liability, and litigation support from our experienced national and international experts in ecological risk assessment. Ramboll delivers nature-led sustainable remediation, compensatory enhancement, ecosystem restoration and natural recovery response. Our approaches to options and cost-benefit analysis ensure nature is at the forefront of remediation strategies, product stewardship, offshore decommissioning, and COMAH environmental risk assessment and management.

Biodiversity net gain in planning and development

Ramboll supports planning consent for development designed to leave biodiversity in a better state than before through transparent assessment and biodiversity designs to meet no net loss or net gain targets. We inform land management decisions by providing Biodiversity Management and Monitoring Plans to deliver biodiversity legacy, and strategic alignment with Nature Positive ambitions and Science-based Targets for Nature.

Transformative services

Whole ecosystem approaches for organisations that want to transform their environmental legacy and make a positive impact on climate and nature.

Climate & Nature Positive strategy, science-based metrics and action plans

A holistic strategy for nature, climate and people that translates business ambitions into biodiversity action with quantified, achievable, transparent and measurable targets. Ensuring ESG compliance and supporting operations or supply chains for businesses committed to be leaders in nature and climate action, including those that depend on natural resources and the environment.

Value chain risk

Ramboll can help you to know the value of your natural capital. We advise on ESG, value chain due diligence, and operational security relating to natural resources. Our advisors can identify business impacts and dependencies on nature within a value chain and develop biodiversity action plans to reduce impacts and predict future risks. Using Ramboll’s AI technology, value chains and asset portfolios can be monitored remotely, in difficult terrain and over the long term in a cost-effective way.

Biodiversity and natural capital advice for investment

Understand the nature you have and its value, including optimising investment in carbon and biodiversity credits and mitigation banks. Our advice also informs reporting nature-related financial disclosure (TNFD), ESG due diligence, and leveraging further finance. Providing both natural capital assessment and natural capital accounting, the most sustainable business change can be integrated into sustainability strategies providing greatest benefit at least cost.

Ecosystem restoration and nature-based solutions

Our experienced restoration specialists have worked on both long-term schemes and natural and manmade disaster recovery providing ecological restoration design, strategy and implementation. Our aim is to optimise restoration for nature and carbon positive outcomes. Working with nature-based solutions to deliver biodiversity net gain, build resilience, improve air quality, recreational spaces, and climate regulation. Creative and cost-efficient design and action for greening urban spaces, property and major infrastructure planning, blue or green infrastructure and achieving corporate sustainability goals.

Visioning & training on nature and business integration

Expert guidance on defining nature ambitions and targets and integrating nature into business sustainability strategies. When seeking a competitive advantage, develop a corporate vision that delivers nature action, anticipates reputational or regulatory risks, and embeds educational tools and tactics to boost staff and stakeholder engagement.

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Nature Positive credentials and experience

With 75 years’ experience of creating sustainable societies where people and nature flourish, we are at the forefront of sustainability matters. We have supported businesses and cities on achieving their carbon neutral and nature positive ambitions and partnered with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development to articulate the business case of pursuing circularity in the built environment. 

We deliver forward-thinking solutions for a nature positive future – advancing your contributions to biodiversity and climate action.

Find out more about our nature and climate action credentials and experience.

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UK: Samantha DeaconVikki PattonSuzanne Coey & Malcolm Robertson

US: Mary Sorensen & Randy Mandel

Brazil: Eugenio Singer

Continental Europe: Lars TappertGiorgia Quadri & Ferran Climent

Finland: Saara Vauramo

Sweden: Ylva FrithiofsonÅsa Soutukorva Swanberg & Linda Nilsson 

Norway: Tom Øyvind Jahren

Denmark: Martin Kielland

Australia/NZ: John Miragliotta

Singapore/Asia-Pac: Cara Quinn