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
A new five-member board chaired by Dr. Stefanie Eichiner was elected at the Annual Members' Meeting 2017 in Heidelberg.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
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
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
Please note the English and Japanese website provide some basic information on the initiative. The German website is more comprehensive.
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.
A study published in the renowned journal PLOS ONE confirms the results of the Entomological Society Krefeld: more than 75 percent loss of biomass in flying insects.
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