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Business Resources

Are you a business?

Take a look at the resources on this page and read our stories about better production in the field that show these approaches in action along with the benefits for business, environment and people.

Then contact us to find out how working together with WWF can help put sustainability at the heart of your business.

Business Case Guidance

Guidance to help you develop a powerful, well-reasoned and tailored business case.

Making the Business Case for Sustainable Commodities outlines a three-stage strategy to follow when developing and presenting a case for adopting sustainability standards, certification, and/or better management practices in the production of agricultural, forestry and fish commodities.

A “business case” can be used in a variety of contexts, and must be carefully adapted to suit the many individual requirements and constraints of each situation. Project managers familiar with the concepts and tasks explained in this guide will be better prepared to ask the right questions, employ the right expertise, and communicate the right information, in order to have the best possible chance of their business case becoming a catalyst of change.

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Risk management is a critical part of good business planning. Yet conventional risk management often fails to address environmental and social risks within global supply chains. Unsustainable sourcing can destroy biodiversity and affect communities, threatening future supply and brand reputation.

WWF can help your company understand environmental and social risks and set up responsible sourcing. Find out how using our Supply Risk Analysis Tool

WWF's Supply Risk Analysis Tool can help companies:

  • understand risks to biodiversity associated with commodity production and procurement, and develop action plans to reduce those negative impacts
  • understand the relative risk and opportunity within a supply chain to develop an action plan to reduce the footprint of a commodity’s production on a global scale


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Water Stewardship

People, wildlife and businesses all rely on freshwater to survive and thrive.

Water stewardship is about business understanding the risks they face from water scarcity and pollution, and taking action to help ensure water is managed sustainably as a shared, public resource.

The first step in the water stewardship journey involves gaining awareness about your business dependency on water and your exposure to water-related risks.

Use the WWF Water Risk Filter to assess your risk and find out more about water stewardship here.

Water Risk Filter

Watch this clip and then assess your water risk with the Water Risk Filter


A number of credible, third-party certification schemes, such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) can help companies prevent environmental degradation and drive the key industries toward better and more responsible performance. Find out more about certification here.

WWF supports those standards that are rigorous in both design and implementation and that are compliant with the ISEAL Codes of Good Practice, including the Impacts Code and WWF’s Principles for Standards and Certification Schemes. Find out more about measuring impact here.

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