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Without Biological Diversity No Economic Diversity

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

Basic knowledge for companies – information modules

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

  • News:

    Correlations between loss of biodiversity and global pandemics

    The current rapid and dramatic spreading of COVID-19 opens again the debate on the loss of biodiversity as a contributing cause for global pandemics. read more

  • Biodiversity and finance: Cover der Publikation

    UNEP-WCMC report on biodiversity and the finance sector

    The United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) issued a publication regarding biodiversity and the finance sector: "Beyond 'Business as Usual': Biodiversity Targets and Finance. Managing biodiversity risks across business more

  • Events: Business card zum event mit Informationen

    Global Leadership Event Business for Nature

    On June 15, Business for Nature - alongside the World Economic Forum, WBCSD, ICC, UN Global Compact and the IUCN - is hosting the first major global leadership event to discuss nature and its vital role in building a resilient future in a post-coronavirus more

  • HeidelbergCement: Hippo im Wasser

    HeidelbergCement: Supporting the Mono Transboundary Biosphere Reserve

    Across the southernmost section of the border between Benin and Togo there is an area which provides habitats for a wide variety of animal species, some which are highly endangered. During recent decades this area has been under threat due to human impact. Since 2017, UNESCO has recognized this area as a Biosphere Reserve due to its rich biodiversity, including some critically endangered species, and role in providing important ecosystem more

  • ForestFinance: Faultier in Baum

    Vanilla, cocoa and species protection: News from the ForestFinance cocoa forests in Panama

    Cocoa plantations are often monocultures with few species and working conditions that hardly meet international standards. Not so the Finca Rio Uyama of ForestFinance in Panama: Here, UTZ-certified fine flavoured cocoa grows in a real forest, together with various trees and more

Please note the English and Japanese website provide some basic information on the initiative. The German website is more comprehensive.

Member Brochure 10th anniversary 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative

In 2018 the 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative celebrated its 10th anniversary. Find out more about our history, our background and our member companies in our anniversary brochure!

10 Years of the 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initative. Looking back on Achievements, Looking Forward to the Work Ahead.


  • SMEs and Nature Survey – Open until 18 November

    How do SMEs consider their relationship with nature? What are the best practices that pioneering SMEs have developed to date? What type of support do SMEs require to further progress on this journey?

  • CBD-COP 15 postponed

    Due to the Covid-19 crisis the CBD-COP 15 which was scheduled for October in Kunming, China will be postponed.

  • Business for Nature business consultation survey

    Business for Nature (BfN) is a recently started international initiative of a range of organizations with the aim to convene a strong business voice for biodiversity in 2020.

  • European Commission publishes guidance on working with nature

    The European Commission published two guidance documents on 'Working with nature to resolve urgent societal challenges'. The new tools are intended to help planners, policymakers and businesses solve socio-economic challenges, while also protecting and restoring Europe's nature.

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