New Salesforce policy priorities will guide the company’s work to protect and enhance natural ecosystems
Salesforce is calling on world leaders to require corporations to assess and disclose their impact on nature
Salesforce today unveiled new Nature Policy Priorities to guide advocacy and policy engagement on issues that help protect the world’s natural ecosystems and build community resilience for a more just and equitable world. The priorities build on and support Salesforce’s Climate Action Plan and Global Climate Policy Priorities.
Climate change and nature loss are inextricably linked crises. While it is imperative that global temperatures rise no more than 1.5°C in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement, it is also critical that nature loss is halted and reversed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
Now, more than ever, leaders need to urgently understand our collective impact and reliance on nature, communicate that information to stakeholders, and prioritize action on the most material issues across all business operations. By addressing both the climate and nature crisis as one, we can create a more just future for all that enhances and restores nature so communities can thrive.
Salesforce Nature Policy Priorities drive climate ambition
Salesforce supports policies that promote nature protection and restoration, and advocate for high-quality, global standards for nature-related disclosures:
- Promote strong global, national and regional policies to prevent, halt, and reverse nature loss and degradation. According to the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, conservation of nature is no longer enough to reverse biodiversity loss. We must also actively restore damaged ecosystems, urgently. This will require a solid regulatory framework with clear and measurable targets and related reporting.
- Advocate for increased fair and equitable investments into nature-based solutions. To prevent and reverse biodiversity loss, the world needs to close a multi-trillion USD finance gap by 2050, more than triple current investments into nature, and align fiscal incentives and trade policies.
- Support and recognize local communities and Indigenous peoples as leaders for conservation and restoration. In line with Salesforce’s global climate policy priorities, we must work with all stakeholders, including underrepresented and impacted communities, to ensure a just and equitable transition to a more resilient net zero society.
Now, more than ever, leaders need to urgently understand our collective impact and reliance on nature, communicate that information to stakeholders, and prioritize action on the most material issues across all business operations.Tim Christophersen and Sunya Norman
Salesforce calls for meaningful nature disclosures
Salesforce believes high-quality, global standards for nature-related disclosures are critical for achieving a net zero, nature positive future. Ahead of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15), where the world will again come together to align on how to address the nature crisis, global leaders have a distinct opportunity to accelerate action.
To build on Salesforce’s Nature Policy Priorities, the company joined Business for Nature and other leading companies in calling on world leaders to require organizations to assess and disclose nature-related dependencies by the end of the decade.
Salesforce itself has been focused on ESG transparency for more than a decade:
- In 2012, Salesforce released its first public ESG report sharing fiscal year 2012 data.
- In 2017, Salefsorce committed to support the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), and in 2021 published its first TCFD report.
- In 2021, Salesforce supported the SEC’s move to evaluate its climate disclosure rules with the goal of facilitating consistent, comparable, and reliable information on climate change.
- Salesforce is now building on that work by joining the Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) Forum and participating in its pilot to test the framework by assessing Salesforce’s own nature-related risks and opportunities.