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Newsletter 1_2016 Berlin, 25 February 2016
Dear readers,

Sharing approaches and knowledge on what companies can do to protect and sustainably use biological diversity and ecosystem services – that's the purpose of our newsletter. We invite you to have a look at our information material, news from our member companies and some further information. 

Yours sincerely, 
'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative

+++ The English newsletter is an abbreviated version of the German newsletter edition +++


News from our Network and Member Companies

New information modules with basic knowledge for companies

"Green, greener, greenest? Biodiversity as a topic for credible corporate communications" and "In good shape for the natural environment: working with the workforce to protect biodiversity" are the most recent information modules in our series ”Basic knowledge: companies and biodiversity”. 

Further reading
"Wild beech", photo: ForestFinance

"Wild beech", photo: ForestFinance

ForestFinance: Jointly protecting trees in the "Wild beech" project

German beech forests play a major role in biodiversity, forest and climate protection. For this reason, ForestFinance and B.A.U.M. e.V initiated the project “Wild Beech” near Hümmel in Rhineland-Palatinate in 2011. While at the beginning only companies and organisations could contribute to this project, it has just recently been opened for private persons. Now everyone can help to protect this forest even with a few euros. The project was co-initiated by German Forest Ranger and best-selling author Peter Wohlleben. The website is available in German, English version to follow.

Further reading

SARAYA wins 'Eco Mark Award 2015’ Gold Prize

Saraya is proud to announce winning the Gold Prize at the ‘Eco Mark Award 2015’ held by the Japan Environment Association (JEA). The prize recognises Saraya’s commitment to producing and promoting environmentally friendly products.

Further reading

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank promotes Natural Capital Accounting

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank published "An Introduction to Natural Capital: Challenges for the nation, regional governments and companies". The Bank had set up a Natural Capital Study Group in April 2013, backed by the Trust Forum Foundation and chaired by Masaru Yarime, associate professor of the graduate school of public policy at the University of Tokyo.

Further reading

Quarry Life Award 2016: Proposal submission deadline is 1 March

For the third time HeidelbergCement initiates the Quarry Life Award, an international scientific and educational competition to find new ideas for the conservation and promotion of biodiversity in quarries. These unique habitats will be opened again for research. Pick a quarry for your project and join the contest by 1 March 2016.

Further reading

Further News

Mid-term reviews of the EU Biodiversity Strategy

2020 is the target year for the current political biodiversity strategies on the international, regional and national level. Recently, both the EU Environment Council adopted conclusions and the European Parliament called for stronger enforcement of the biodiversity agenda. Learn more about their conclusions:

EU Environment Council adopted conclusions on the mid-term review of the EU Biodiversity Strategy

European Parliament calls for stronger enforcement of biodiversity agenda

IUCN: Biodiversity risks and opportunities in the apparel sector

At the beginning of 2016, IUCN published a new report "Biodiversity Risks and Opportunities in the Apparel Sector". This report aims at providing a better understanding of the relationship between the apparel sector's complex value chains and biodiversity, and in particular of the dependencies and impacts of the apparel sector on biodiversity. The publication was developped in the context of a collaboration between Hugo Boss and IUCN. 

Further reading

Nominations open for The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016

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 2016. The call for nominations remains open from 15 February to 30 June 2016. The MIDORI Prize, a biennial international prize co-organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), honours three individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. 

Further reading

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Disclaimer: The information in this newsletter has been carefully researched and diligently compiled. Nevertheless, 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative does not accept any liability or give any guarantee for the validity, accuracy and completeness of the information provided. This publication may contain links to third-party web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of the 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative and 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. 

Aleph – Alois Omlor GmbH – AUDI – BahnLog – BIONADE – Coca-Cola Deutschland – einhorn products – followfood – ForestFinance – Gertrudenhof – GIZ – Hebenstreit & Kentrup – HeidelbergCement – HiPP – Knauf – Milupa – Neumarkter Lammsbräu – oekom verlag – Pharmos Natur – Reckhaus – REWE Group – Ritter Sport – Schmeer Sand+Kies – Staedtler – Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings – Symrise – Tchibo – travel-to-nature – UPM – Volkswagen – Werner & Mertz