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
Welcome note of Dr. Cristiana Paşca-Palmer, CBD Executive Secretary, on the occasion of the German Annual Business and Biodiversity Dialogue Forum 2018 (Dialogforum 2018 "Unternehmen Biologische Vielfalt 2020") on 13 March 2018 - with congratulations to the 10th anniversary of the 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative. Video message at YouTube
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
A new five-member board chaired by Dr. Stefanie Eichiner was elected at the Annual Members' Meeting 2017 in Heidelberg.read more
Biodiversity is equally significant as climate protection, underlines the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance of the European Commission in its recommendations published at the end of January 2018.read more
The Cambridge Conservation Initiative, in collaboration with partners, aims to better address biodiversity in natural capital accounting. The results of a first workshop are now available.
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
On 13 March 2018, the company Reckhaus, a producer of biocides, announced its membership in the 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative on the occasion of the German Annual Business and Biodiversity Forum 2018.read more
Effective 26 January 2018, Ritter Sport announced it was the first major chocolate bar manufacturer to switch to sourcing the cocoa for its entire assortment completely from certified sustainable cocoa.read more
7 Sept 2017. UPM has been listed as the forest and paper industry leader in the Dow Jones European and World Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 2017-2018 for the fifth time.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
Please note the English and Japanese website provide some basic information on the initiative. The German website is more comprehensive.
With the aim to encourage positive action for biodiversity and inspire others by showcasing the notable work of those it honours, nominations are now invited for the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018.
All environmental topics are associated with high risks. This is a result of current Global Risks Report. For the thirteenth time, the World Economic Forum published this report in January 2018.
European Commission hopes a public consultation will inspire the EU Pollinators Initiative.
There is a high need for practical tools for monitoring and assessing biodiversity. Remote sensing may be useful in some cases - but due to a new study it is of limited help when it comes to modelling local pollinator biodiversity.
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