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. YouTube video
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
Our member Symrise has been nominated for the national German Sustainability Award 2018. Amongst others, Symrise develops and integrates biodiversity-friendly and sustainable cultivation of its raw materials with partners in the countries of origin. read more
Standing deadwood, referred to as snags, not only looks beautiful in a forest but is also useful to the environment.read more
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) published a new report on sector-related natural capital risks. Biodiversity was one of five natural capital factors that were examined. Most sectors have good reason to take action. read more
Rubber is grown in neat rows in monocultures. But in South Thailand some farmers are cultivating rubber in agroforestry systems. How this is done and what benefits they are taking out of it you can watch in a video produced by einhorn.read more
Sustainble agriculture was a topic at the Chinese Premier's visit in Hokkaido on May 10th, 2018.read more
You can now find the most important figures in the newly published Climate and Environmental Report 2016. GIZ has been reviewing its environmental data since 1999. By introducing the Corporate Sustainability Handprint (CSH), worldwide environmental data can now be collected.read more
By meeting the UEBT standard, a company assures customers that, when sourcing raw materials, biodiversity is conserved and used sustainably, and that all partners along the chain are treated equitably and paid fairly.read more
In a Communication on the EU Pollinators Initiative the EU Commission also addresses business as an important target group. Do you have a good practice example that you would like to share?read more
UPM started its forestry operations in Uruguay some 25 years ago. Methods for maintaining biodiversity in the eucalyptus plantations have played an important role from the beginning. read more
Please note the English and Japanese website provide some basic information on the initiative. The German website is more comprehensive.
Newsletter CBD Global Partnership for Business and Biodiversity - issue May 2018
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.