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
"Mainstreaming the Topic of Biodiversity in Corporate Sustainability Management – Experience and Recommendations from the ‘Biodiversity in Good Company’ Initiative"read more
The 2016 Business and Biodiversity Forum will take place in parallel to the Ministerial High Level Segment of the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP13-CBD) of the United Nations. Members of 'Biodiversity in Good Company" will be there.
GIZ developed the Corporate Sustainability Handprint® (CSH) to enable projects and offices to do their work sustainably with a sharp focus on the future. Now the first report has been published.read more
HeidelbergCement released its seventh Sustainability Report so far. The Sustainability Report 2015 highlights important topics and challenges for HeidelbergCement in its drive for sustainable development. read more
The share of sustainable products in terms of the Otto Group’s overall furniture assortment increased to 43% in 2015. read more
Join now! In the run-up to CBD-COP 13 CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias calls upon businesses worldwide to sign a two-page"Business and Biodiversity Pledge". read more
The baby food manufacturer's comprehensive approach convinced the jury.read more
7 Sept 2016. einhorn products GmbH joins the 'Biodiversity in Good Company' initiative today, and signs the “Leadership Declaration”, which makes it the first classic start-up to become a member of the company network. read more
At the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2016 on 22 June in New York, Ulisses Matiolli Sabará, President of Beraca, was announced as one of ten 2016 Local SDG Pioneers for his efforts that align with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15 on Life on Land.read more
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 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.
Overexploitation and agriculture by far the biggest drivers of biodiversity loss, says a recent study in Nature.
Fostering biodiversity is an important part of the corporate responsibility goals at GIZ. This includes the company sites: GIZ's employees recently established a gardening project in Bonn.
On 13 July 2016, the Natural Capital Coalition launched the so-called Natural Capital Protocol (NCP), a standardized framework for natural capital assessment.
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