Biodiversity Consultancy

Sustainability, ESG & Social Value Consultancy

Biodiversity Consultancy

Our future depends on nature in many ways, yet our environment is now facing rapid decline. Our ecologists and nature specialists can assist you in assessing, planning and developing an action plan to protect and enhance biodiversity. We incorporate nature into ESG reporting, understand supply chain risks, and deal with nature in the built environment, from biodiversity net gain assessments to nature-based solutions to climate change.

Leave the environment in a better state

Planning and development agendas for biodiversity are being pushed forward by legislation including biodiversity net gain (BNG) requirements for developers, new green infrastructure and urban greening guidelines in the UK, and progression of the Nature Restoration Law in the EU. Whether you require BNG and site ecology assessments or any other nature enhancement guidance, RLB's specialists are here to support you.

Implement the right nature strategy

As biodiversity decline grows clearer, ESG frameworks to assess, act and report on material nature risks and impacts, such as the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) and Science Based Targets for Nature (SBTN), are growing in importance. Our ESG experts and nature specialists will work collaboratively with you to advise, identify and implement the approach that is right for you.

Harness nature-based solutions

Climate change is bringing record temperatures and extreme weather, resulting in challenging environmental conditions. Effective solutions include harnessing nature’s protective and restorative potential through nature-based solutions – cooling shade, flood protection, and much more. We have the expertise to help you understand how trees, vegetation and other green infrastructure can increase the climate resilience of your business and community.

Make smarter, greener decisions

The importance of biodiversity is well understood, but identifying and implementing appropriate actions within tight construction deadlines or within the operational budget for built assets requires the guidance of specialists. Besides supporting you practically with biodiversity net gain, ecology and nature-based solution services, RLB’s expertise in the built environment will ensure your compliance with BREEAM, Natural England requirements and beyond.

Value & Impact

How we’ve helped others meet their challenges



Guiding NatWest towards net zero

We developed a strategic roadmap for achieving net zero carbon across the retail estate of NatWest, one of the UK’s biggest banks. Our approach, which embedded sustainability into NatWest’s branch refurbishment programme, has already delivered significant carbon reductions, setting a new standard for sustainability in the retail banking sector.

“The RLB sustainability team showed us what holistic good practice looks like when it came to a roadmap towards target net zero. Their knowledge of sustainability within the built environment is very strong, and their innovative approaches have set the bar for our sustainable fit-out practices going forward.”

Andrew Taylor

Design Manager, Retail Design, People and Transformation, NatWest Group



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