Founded in 2018, the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) is a non-profit organisation holding 2,000 of the world’s most influential companies accountable for their part in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. It does this by publishing free and publicly available benchmarks on their performance. WBA shows what good corporate practice looks like so that leading companies have an incentive to keep going and laggards feel pressure to catch up.
WBA has identified seven systems that, if transformed, have the greatest potential to put our society, planet and economy on a more sustainable and resilient path. To turn these transformations into action, WBA develops, in close collaboration with the Alliance, a series of benchmarks assessing 2,000 of the world’s most influential companies. The benchmarks reveal where each company stands in comparison to its peers and provide companies with a clear roadmap of the commitments and changes they must make. They equip everyone – including a community of 300+ organisations known as ‘Allies’ – with the insights that they need to collectively ensure that the private sector changes.
About the Nature Benchmark
The World Benchmarking Alliance’s Nature Benchmark measures and ranks the world’s most influential companies on their efforts to protect our environment and its biodiversity.
The Nature Benchmark aspires to assess 1000 of the world’s most influential companies stand on their contribution to halt and reverse nature loss.
A major UN report finds that a million species are on track to be lost forever – many within decades. The Global Biodiversity Framework specifically references the role that the private sector must play to halt and reverse biodiversity loss. Thus, the Nature Benchmark tracks and measures how companies are reducing their negative impacts on nature, and contributing to the protection and restoration of ecosystems, aligned with the goals of the Global Biodiversity Framework.Learn more
2023 Press release
See press release announcing the results of the benchmark.Read press release