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Our project intends to create direct or indirect synergies with several excellent initiatives that are working to enhance business’ involvement for biodiversity.

Biodiversity in Good Company (German Government)

In the context of the 2008 German CBD presidency the German Ministry of the Environment founded the "Biodiversity in Good Company" Business and Biodiversity Initiative which is now operated by the German Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ). The initiative has already engaged more than 40 companies who have signed the Leadership Declaration (...)

Business and Biodiversity (CBD)

At its eighth meeting (Curitiba, Brazil, 20-31 March 2006), the Conference of the Parties reiterated the importance of engaging the business community in the implementation of the Convention. Decision VIII/17, the first to focus exclusively on business, covers the engagement of Parties with the business community when developing and implementing (...)

Business and Biodiversity Programme (IUCN)

The Business and Biodiversity Programme of the International Union for Nature Conservation (IUCN) seeks to enhance IUCN interface with business. The purpose is to engage the corporate world in the pursuit of biodiversity nature conservation. We do so by increasing businesses’ understanding of the conservation imperative and of the business opportunities (...)

Business and Biodiversity Resource Center (UK)

The Business and Biodiversity Resource Center by Earthwatch Institute, English Nature, and the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) provides information on the important role which biodiversity plays for businesses.

Canadian Business and Biodiversity Program

The Canadian Business and Biodiversity Program was initiated from recommendations by both government and industry leaders who participated in a Montreal Business and Biodiversity Conference in 2008. The Program aims to help Canada achieve its biodiversity conservation objectives by assisting Canadian businesses that are prepared to show leadership in (...)

Ecosystem Valuation Initiative (WBCSD)

The WBCSD is launching its Ecosystem Valuation Initiative (EVI) to extend the scope to include quantification of ecosystem risks and opportunities by providing guidance to companies on accounting for appropriate ecosystem benefits and costs. A scoping study was commissioned during the first phase of EVI and attempts to answer the following questions: (...)

Entreprises pour l’Environnement

Entreprises pour l’Environnementis a coalition of forty leading companies operating in France united by a commitment to the environment and to sustainable development. The aim of the association is to develop effective approaches of environment problems, to motivate companies to express their point of view on these subjects, and to promote their skill (...)

EU Business @ Biodiversity Platform

Given that the concern for biodiversity is integral to sustainable development, the European Commission has taken the initiative to promote the continued development of the EU Business and Biodiversity Initiative by cooperating with businesses, from SMEs to larger organizations in setting up a technical platform on Business and Biodiversity (B@B). The (...)

European Business & Biodiversity Campaign

The European Business and Biodiversity Campaign was initiated by a consortium of European NGOs and companies lead and coordinated by the Global Nature Fund in order to strengthen private sector commitment for biodiversity and ecosystem services. The campaign is supported by the European Union Life+ Programme. The European Business and Biodiversity (...)

Japan Business and Biodiversity Partnership

The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and KEIZAI DOYUKAI (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) has established the “Japan Business and Biodiversity Partnership”, inviting businesses operating in Japan to join this Partnership.