The 'Bodiversity in Good Company' Initiative, with its headquarters in the middle of Berlin, offers an excellent reputation, a first class network and direct dialogue with decision makers. In this way, the Initiative facilitates cooperation opportunities between the member companies, national, and international partners from politics, academia, and civil society. The Initiative continually expands its partner network.
Germany disposes of a rich spectrum of of business federations, nature conservancy organizations and (public) authorities. "Unternehmen Biologische Vielfalt 2020" ("Enterprise Biological Diversity 2020"), initiated by the Federal Environment Ministry, was set up as a dialogue and action platform for these groups in order to encourage exchange and cooperation and tangible action. The platform was launched by Federal Environment Minister Peter Altmaier in March 2013. 'Biodiversity in Good Company' is a co-founder of the network and serves as a coordination office. More
'Biodiversity in Good Company' is a member state participant in the EU Business and Biodiversity (B@B) Platform of the European Commission, which entered into phase 2 in 2014.
The Platform provides an EU level forum for sustained and strategic dialogue about the links between business and biodiversity. There are three main workstreams:
The "Global Partnership on Business and Biodiversity" stems from the ongoing engagement of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) with the business sector. At the 10th Conference of the Parties to the CBD (CBD-CoP 10) in Japan in 2010, parties decided to establish a platform for the business sector, recognizing the importance of globally engaging private enterprises in the achievement of the objectives of the CBD. The main purpose of the platform is, as it says in CoP 10 decision X/21 on "business engagement", to "encourage establishment of the national and regional business and biodiversity initiatives by facilitating a forum of dialogue among Parties and other Governments, business, and other stakeholders, with a particular focus on the global level". 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative has been a partner in this process from the very beginning and cooperates with the other initiatives and participants.
Website: http://www.cbd.int/en/business/global-partnership There you will also find a list of other national and regional Business and Biodiversity Initiatives.
Prior to the CBD-CoP 11 in Hyderabad, India, 'Biodiversity in Good Company' initiated a joint Declaration of Support of all partners already included in the network. The Declaration was released during the conference. Declaration of Support