Business and Biodiversity: News/Archive


  • Aleph |

    Aleph Wins the Japan Awards for Biodiversity

    Präsentatio auf Preisverleihung

    Our member company Aleph was awarded with the Excellence Award at the “Japan Awards for Biodiversity” by the AEON Environmental Foundation. Aleph was awarded for its efforts on sustainable sourcing of rice, which reduced use of agrochemicals and contributed positively to biodiversity.


  • HeidelbergCement |

    HeidelbergCement Sponsors Ecological Restoration conference

    Messestand von HeidelbergCement auf Konferenz

    The end of September saw over 800 delegates from 66 countries gather at the tip of the African continent for the 8th International conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER). With representatives from academia, non-governmental organisations, local government agencies, business and the United Nations, the focus was very much on restoring land, water and community resilience, and laying the path towards the UN decade on ecosystem restoration, which starts in 2021. Building on a developing partnership with SER, HeidelbergCement was proud to sponsor the international conference for a second time.

  • Studies and Publications |

    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.

  • Events |

    Natural Capital Training Event on 17 October in Lisbon

    The We Value Nature project invites to a business training on Natural Capital. Aim of the training is to gain understanding of the relationship between business and nature, to explore practical approaches and tools, and to learn from each other.

  • Studies and Publications |

    Manuals for more biodiversity in spice cultivation

    Nahaufnahme Pfeffer

    In India, spices are cultivated in important biodiversity hotspots. However, changes in cultivation practices endanger both the productive base and biodiversity. Two new manuals for drawing up ‘Biodiversity Action Plans’ now provide support for spice producers.

  • Events |

    European Business and Nature Summit

    Visual der Veranstaltung: Collage und Logos der veranstaltenden Institutionen

    On 7. and 8. November the European Business and Nature Summit will take place in Madrid/Spain. The event is co-organized by the European B@B Platform.

  • Events |

    Save the Date: European Business and Nature Summit

    Ausschnitt Veranstaltungsankündigung

    On 7. and 8. November the European Business and Nature Summit will take place in Madrid/Spain. The event is co-organized by the European B@B Platform.

  • Audi |

    Audi creates near-natural habitat for animals and plants on 17 hectares of its plant site in Münchsmünster

    Zwei Personen spazieren über Wiese mit jungen Bäumen

    Audi has transformed 17 hectares of land on the Audi production site in Münchsmünster into a near-natural habitat for animals and plants. So far, 112 plant species have developed there and around 90 species of wild bees have settled there.


  • Studies and Publications |

    Summary for Policymakers IPBES Global Assessment published

    The IPBES Global Assessment attracted much attention. It underlines that nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history. Now the Summary for Policymakers was published.

  • Saraya |

    Saraya joined “Japan Sustainable Palm Oil Network” (JaSPON) as board member

    Production of palm oil keeps expanding due to increases in food demand worldwide. A wide range of environmental and social problems including logging of tropical rain forests for plantation expansion keeps happening daily. SARAYA was the first Japanese company that joined the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in 2005. It now contributes its experiences as a board member of the Japan Sustainable Palm Oil Network (JaSPON).

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