Protecting our "natural capital": The 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative is a cross-sectorial collaboration of companies that have joined forces to protect and sustainably use our worldwide biological diversity. Through this commitment they contribute to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Its aim is to halt the dramatic loss of ecosystems, species and genetic diversity. Read more about the initiative Become a member
What do companies have to do with biodiversity and how should they get involved? "Basic knowledge: companies and biodiversity" is a series of short, cross-industry information modules for companies interested in finding out more on this topic. Read
The Federal Ministry for the Environment initiated "Enterprise Biological Diversity 2020" in 2013. Creating this round table was an important step to expand a sustainable and structured dialogue with business. Meanwhile the number of supporting associations has increased to 30. read more
In recognition of the biodiversity challenges that remain with the Protocol, the Natural Capital Coalition has launched a project, led by the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI), to strengthen biodiversity in the Protocol and associated sector guides. read more
How do sustainability standards integrate biological diversity? This question attracts an increasing attention. The "Standards and Biodiversity" Thematic Review had a look into 15 voluntary standards in the agriculture sector.read more
Insect Respect was awarded for its "strengthening of the awareness for biodiversity and the ecological value of insects". read more
"Mainstreaming the Topic of Biodiversity in Corporate Sustainability Management – Experience and Recommendations from the ‘Biodiversity in Good Company’ Initiative"read more
The global project "Private Business Action for Biodiversity" of the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, which started at the end of 2016, focusses on biodiversity-friendly production and commercialization.read more
This year, Japan again contributed with an extensive programme to the global biodiversity campaign "The Green Wave", which is directed especially towards young people. The restaurant chain Aleph participated with three activities.read more
Symrise AG has joined the 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative and signed the Leadership Declaration. The fragrance and flavor manufacturer and 'Biodiversity in Good Company' made this announcement at the dialogue forum “Enterprise Biological Diversity 2020” in Berlin on 23 March 2017.
Please note the English and Japanese website provide some basic information on the initiative. The German website is more comprehensive.
»Doing business in line with nature means above all to preserve our natural sources of life. One substantial aspect hereby is the protection and preservation of biodiversity to which we are dedicated with various activities.«
On 27 April 2017, the UN General Assembly adopted the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030. The first-ever common UN forest strategy is a wide-reaching framework aimed at halting deforestation and forest degradation.
International research team headed by the UFZ publishes study on the limits of available monitoring data for capturing the full impact of anthropogenic pressures
What makes offset programmes environmentally effective, economically efficient, and distributionally equitable? The report examines the key design and implementation features that need to be considered.
On 27 October 2016, WWF released the "Living Planet Report 2016: Risk and resilience in a new era". The 2016 report claims to be an essential assessment of the state of the planet and demonstrates the high amount of evidence showing the earth system is under increasing threat.
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