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At Little Blue Research we empower companies to understand their social and environmental impacts. Explore the services we can provide, our technical insights and thought leadership contributions.

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Insights

Insights

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Tackling ocean plastic pollution

Here at Little Blue Research, we have started to post insights and some useful statistics that help to promote or suggest actions on sustainability. In this article, Little Blue Research’s founder Dr Stephanie Hime focuses on oceans. 

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IEMA COP28 Nature Day blog

IEMA's Leslie Wilson and Little Blue Research's Dr Stephanie Hime discuss the importance of having a day dedicated to nature at UN's Conference of the Parties (COP) 28 climate conference in Dubai.

 

The blog highlights society's reliance on nature to sequester carbon and tackle climate change, how climate change is leading to losses in natural capital and associated ecosystem services, and how nature-related risks have been linked to climate in recent private-sector initiatives.

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Trowers & Hamlins Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) podcast series

Little Blue Research's Dr Stephanie Hime joins Katherine Lewis on the Trowers Podcast for a three-part series exploring the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) Risk and Opportunities Framework.

 

Throughout the series, Stephanie Hime provides an introduction to the framework, discusses how businesses can benefit the framework, and sets out how the TNFD framework interacts with other global reporting standards.

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Getting started with the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)

With the final draft of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) Framework set for release in September 2023, we have been looking at how businesses can get started with applying the framework and the practical steps to take to start understanding nature related risks and opportunities, including our experiences of piloting the LEAP (Locate, Evaluate, Assess, Prepare) approach. 

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Sustainability in Agricultural Business

In this blog, in collaboration with Crop Health & Protection - CHAPStephanie Hime and Ryan Twyford look specifically at the farming and agriculture sector and how the growing awareness of nature loss, and the mechanisms hoping to address this decline, will affect a sector so heavily intertwined with nature.

Looking at the resources, tools and roadmaps available for UK agri-business, the blog provides a starting point for actions the agricultural sector can take to set and meet sustainability targets, support the UK’s nature positive commitment and respond to requests for nature-related information.

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Food and Agriculture

Read more about the food and agriculture sector, the challenges it faces, and how these challenges can be addressed, as well as sector's main impacts and dependencies on nature.

Learn about how Little Blue Research have previously supported companies in food and agriculture, and how we can help companies in the sector to understand, measure and manage their nature-related risks.

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Publications

Publications

Little Blue Research has contributed to the development of several sustainability frameworks and standards and has authored or helped develop many publications. Explore our contributions below. 

Frameworks and Standards

The following list includes details of sustainability frameworks and standards Little Blue Research has authored or helped to develop.

Other reports and guides

Other reports

Thought leadership & engagement

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Little Blue Research's Dr. Stephanie Hime is part of the BSI committee on assessing and valuing natural capital. The committee was formed following the successful launch of BSI standard on Natural Capital Accounting for Organizations. 

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