Natural (or green) infrastructure is a planned or managed natural or semi natural system (such as mangroves or wetlands) that can help companies harness ecosystem services as a substitute to so-called gray infrastructure (such as dams or water treatment plants).
There is a strong business case for companies to invest in natural infrastructure solutions. Natural infrastructure can help companies harness the services that nature offers (ecosystem services) as a substitute to gray infrastructure. They may provide more benefits than gray infrastructure, while fulfilling the same function, being equally efficient, and providing the same level of performance. By investing in natural infrastructure, companies can reduce costs, improve operations, generate financial gains, or enhance their reputation.