Business and Biodiversity

Nature is everybody's business. IUCN aims to transform the way business values, manages and invests in nature, highlighting the opportunities and benefits of a more sustainable approach.

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Business and government engagements
are key for nature

 

Business engagement

51 million+

CHF value of IUCN projects with a business engagement component

Government engagement

115

countries have government policies on biodiversity offsets

Sustainable investments

 12 %

 global growth per year of assets managed under sustainable investments strategies 


How we engage

In order to transform the way business values, manages and invests in nature, IUCN engages companies and key sectors to identify their impacts on biodiversity and create innovative solutions to address this challenge.


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  • Terraced hills in the foreground, with jagged snowcapped peaks and a bright blue sky behind Terrace farming in the Indian Himalayas Photo: © Anushree Bhattacharjee / IUCN

    India first of all Bonn Challenge countries to develop progress report

    14.08.2018

    India has reiterated its commitment to achieving its Bonn Challenge pledge by launching the first ever country progress report. This includes datasets from the Government of India, NGOs and the private sector. Although not an exhaustive list, the data reveals...

  • IUCN training workshop participants Photo: IUCN

    Awareness workshop on plant nurseries by IUCN for Tata Steel mine sites in Joda, Odisha, India

    27.07.2018

    On June 15 2018, IUCN organised an awareness workshop on establishment and maintenance of nurseries for Tata Steel ground staff in their mining sites at Joda, Keonjhar, Odisha. The workshop aimed to arm the ground staff with basic knowledge on nursery...

  • CSO training on business engagement Photo: IUCN/Nadine McCormick

    Empowering CSOs in Burkina Faso to engage the extractives sector

    25.07.2018

    In Tenkodogo, Burkina Faso, IUCN's Business and Biodiversity Programme recently delivered a training workshop for civil society organisations (CSOs) on the foundations of business engagement as part of its Shared Resources, Joint Solutions (SRJS) project...

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Mangroves are natural capital. Photo: IUCN-Imene Meliana

Business and Natural Capital

IUCN is a founding member of the Natural Capital Coalition, which has recently launched the Natural Capital Protocol – a framework designed to help business identify, measure and value their impacts on natural capital.

 

Business operating in KBAs Photo: A.J. Prlumptre-WCS

Business and Key Biodiversity Areas

On behalf of the Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) Partners, IUCN has released new guidelines for businesses operating in KBAs. The development of these guidelines was made possible with the generous support of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation.

 

Quick reads

Aimed at policy-makers and journalists, IUCN Issues Briefs provide key information on selected issues in a two-pager format.

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Land degradation and climate change

Soil is the biggest terrestrial carbon sink. The world’s soils store more carbon than the planet’s biomass and atmosphere combined. This includes soil organic carbon, which is essentially...

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Marine plastics

Plastic is a synthetic organic polymer made from petroleum with properties ideally suited for a wide variety of applications, including packaging, building and construction, household and sports...

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Biodiversity offsets

Public and private sector investments in projects such as infrastructure development, mining and oil exploration are among the current drivers of economic growth. However, biodiversity is not well...

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