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
The Japanese bank Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, member of our network since its establishment, has just released its CSR Report 2013. What is especially noteworthy is that it comprises an extra feature booklet dedicated to "natural capital".read more
'Biodiversity in Good Company' is one of the partners of "Unternehmen Biologische Vielfalt 2020". Since summer 2013, it has been acting as the coordinating office.read more
On 4 November 2013 the results of the "Flash Eurobarometer 379 – Attitudes towards biodiversity" were published.read more
In April 2013, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited, a member of the Initiative, started to provide Sanden Corporation with a product named "Environmental Rating Loans with the Evaluation of natural Capital Preservation", the finance based on the evaluation of the borrower’s activities to help the preservation of natural capital as criteria. read more
Participants from various countries participated in the 3rd Meeting of the CBD Global Partnership on Business and Biodiversity that was held in Montreal, Canada, on 2/3 October 2013. Sally Ollech from 'Biodiversity in Good Company' presented the latest developments in Germany as well as in the international work of the initiative.read more
Weleda recently won Organic Monitor’s Sustainability Beauty Award in the category Sustainability Leadership. The jury recognised Weleda’s continuing contribution to sustainability leadership.read more
Following the success of the Quarry Life Award 2012, HeidelbergCement Group is soon to launch the second round of its international research and education competition. Through the Quarry Life Award, the company seeks to promote new research projects in order to raise awareness about the biological value of mineral extraction sites worldwide.read more
On 22 May 2013 Spain established a Business and Biodiversity Initiative, which was constituted along the lines of the 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative.read more
Please note the English and Japanese website provide some basic information on the initiative. The German website is more comprehensive.
»SARAYA strives to be a global citizen by example. We combine sustainability with development, contribute to biodiversity conservation in Borneo, and work to improve the hygienic conditions of the Base of Pyramid societies.«
»It is a matter of great importance to me, not to economise at the expense of my successors as well as to use raw materials, which do not account for any harm of humans or nature. For myself, as an entrepreneur, it is self-evident to earn money in a decent manner. The integrity, based on values such as social and ecological responsibility, reliance, honesty and fair interaction amongst one another, can by all means be combined with a healthy striving for long-term profitability.«
»Food industry cannot exist without using many natural resources. So we want to serve customers with safe and healthy meals in cooperation with suppliers while having a profound understanding of soil fertility of farmland, as well as environment conditions and ecosystems that affect farming business.«
The Volkswagen Group will be campaigning more intensively for the protection of water, perhaps our most valuable resource. Water is the basis of life on our planetary home.
In partnership with Germany, the National Confederation of Industries (CNI) Brazil will hold an International Workshop on Business and Natural Capital on 8/9 May 2014 in Brasília, Brazil.
Global leading supplier of ingredients from the Brazilian biodiversity, Beraca is the sponsor of in-cosmetics’ first Country Focus, which will explore how Brazil has become one of the powerhouse nations in the C&T industry.
UPM Forestal Oriental’s Eucalyptus plantations do not affect the viability of the Yerba Mate populations given that buffer zones between plantations and native forests are kept, thereby maintaining the natural conditions of the site including water flow and shade.
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