The Natural Capital Financing Facility (NCFF) will be a new EU financial instrument to promote the conservation, restoration, management and enhancement of natural capital.
By 8 June 2014, Governments and other relevant stakeholders are invited to nominate experts to take forward elements of the 2014-2018 work programme.
Making sure sufficient international financing for biodiversity remains challenging.
While 87% of consumers surveyed worldwide want companies to adopt sourcing policies that respect biodiversity, only 27% of the top 100 beauty and personal care companies actually mention biodiversity on their websites or in their corporate sociability reports.
Berlin, 31 March 2014. Today Veolia Germany joined the 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative and signed the "Leadership Declaration" of the enterprise network. The environmental service provider made the announcement during the dialog board "Unternehmen Biologische Vielfalt 2020".
'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 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".
Werner & Mertz is conducting the research project "Surfactants made from European plants" in order to find alternatives to palm kernel oil.
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.