Increased recognition of the business case for managing corporate impacts on the environment has helped drive increasingly detailed and quantified corporate environmental goals. Foremost among these are goals of no net loss (NNL) and net positive impact (NPI). We assess the scale and growth of such corporate goals. Since the first public, company-wide NNL/NPI goal in 2001, 32 companies have set similar goals, of which 18 specifically include biodiversity... Specific NNL/NPI goals were examined and the extent to which their key components were likely to increase the effectiveness of these goals in benefiting biodiversity and managing business risk were assessed. Nonetheless, outcomes are more important than goals, and conservationists are urged to work with companies to both support and monitor their efforts to achieve increasingly ambitious environmental goals.
A review of corporate goals of No Net Loss and Net Positive Impact on biodiversity - Hugo J. Rainey et al, Flora & Fauna International, 2014