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Implementing Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) in Business

Implementing Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) in Business

Implementing Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) in Business

This concise course provides an essential guide to Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) policy, its scope, and requirements. Participants will learn how to calculate and implement BNG to enhance biodiversity and meet UK regulatory standards.

1

1

hr

hr

Recommended Duration

Self-paced

Self-paced

Online learning

1

Eco-literacy assessment

1

CPD credits

4

Employee surveys

Overview

Gain comprehensive insights into implementing Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) strategies in your business operations through expert lessons.

Participants will develop a foundational understanding of BNG's significance and legislative context, identify compliance requirements and potential impacts through risk assessment, calculate BNG using standard methodologies, and prepare practical implementation plans with robust monitoring strategies to ensure successful integration and alignment with business objectives and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Assessment Criteria

The assessment takes approximately 10 minutes and is graded by percentage. There are 10 multiple choice questions (MCQs) upon completion of four lessons. The certification criteria is 40%, and learners may retake the assessment.

SDG's

Business Value

27% of onsite biodiversity units in the UK are at risk of leading to no tangible increase in biodiversity, which may result in non-compliance with BNG.

Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will have a strong understanding of:

The fundamentals of Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) policy in the UK.

The scope and key requirements of BNG for businesses.

How to calculate BNG using standard methodologies and tools.

How to implement effective BNG strategies within their business operations.

The key risks associated with non-compliance with BNG policy.

Shareable certificate

Shareable certificate

Course Breakdown

Course Breakdown

4

sections

1

hr

duration

Understanding BNG and Its Relevance to Your Business

Understanding BNG and Its Relevance to Your Business

Understanding BNG and Its Relevance to Your Business

This section provides a foundational understanding of Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG), its significance, and how it aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participants will explore the key concepts, benefits, and legislative background of BNG in the UK.

Actionable Outcome:

Prepare a BNG awareness briefing for your organisation, emphasising the importance and benefits of BNG in line with relevant SDGs.

1

lessons to complete

14

min

Section duration

Identifying the Scope and Requirements of BNG

Identifying the Scope and Requirements of BNG

Identifying the Scope and Requirements of BNG

This section covers the scope of BNG policy, including which sectors and activities are affected, and the legal and regulatory requirements businesses must meet. Participants will learn about mandatory guidelines and voluntary initiatives supporting BNG implementation.

Actionable Outcome:

Create a risk register for all potential development sites within your organisation, identifying areas requiring BNG compliance and potential impacts on biodiversity.

1

lessons to complete

16

min

Section duration

Calculating Biodiversity Net Gain

Calculating Biodiversity Net Gain

Calculating Biodiversity Net Gain

Participants will learn how to calculate BNG using standard methods and tools, such as the Defra Biodiversity Metric. This section includes a practical, step-by-step guide to BNG calculation and examples to ensure thorough understanding.

Actionable Outcome:

Conduct a preliminary BNG assessment on a selected project within your organisation using the Defra Biodiversity Metric. Prepare a report outlining the baseline biodiversity value and projected net gain.

1

lessons to complete

17

min

Section duration

Implementing and Monitoring BNG Strategies

Implementing and Monitoring BNG Strategies

Implementing and Monitoring BNG Strategies

This section focuses on the practical aspects of implementing BNG strategies in business operations. It covers integrating BNG into project planning, design, and management, as well as monitoring and reporting BNG outcomes.

Actionable Outcome:

Develop an implementation plan for a BNG strategy in your organisation, including specific actions, timelines, responsibilities, and monitoring protocols to track progress and ensure compliance.

1

lessons to complete

13

min

Section duration

What people are saying

What people are saying

What people are saying

Áine Higgins

Head, ESG and Sustainability

"NTR had the pleasure of working with the Vyra Team. The training was engaging, beautifully presented, and prompted participants to consider what they could do to help the biodiversity challenge.  The structure of the training made it easy for all to fit into busy schedules."

Jan 2024

Sean O’Connell

Event Operations Executive

“At the beginning of our sustainability journey, we were looking for assistance in helping us to educate our staff on the various topics in this space. We found Vyra’s online platform and content the perfect tool to achieve this.”

Mar 2023

David Terceño

ESG & Corporate Communications

"Working with Vyra has allowed us to develop high quality biodiversity and sustainability modules that are not only informative but also engaging and easy to complete, allowing our employee to keep their focus in all their essential work."

Jun 2023

Nay Pereira

Sustainability Co-ordinator

"Vyra is an amazing tool that makes sustainability part of our everyday life, combining practical challenges and a great interface with trustworthy information on a wide variety of ESG topics. It really helps us to inspire and empower our team!"

Nov 2022

Nick Tennant

ESG & Commercial Reporting Manager

"If approached by others I would strongly recommend the use of the Vyra training courses."

May 2024

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