Deric Quaile's first secondment from Shell to IUCN mostly focused on assisting with the development and implementation of the IUCN Strategy for Private Sector Engagement and bringing a business perspective to the process.
Work focused initially on communicating the Strategy, for which the brochure “Greening the Bottom Line” was prepared.
Visits were undertaken to regional and country offices in order to establish their capacity and the specific needs of businesses in the regions. Work started in the Asia Region with focus on Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Thailand and Bangladesh. Additional missions were carried out to the Regional Office for Mesoamerica (ORMA), with a specific focus on Costa Rica and Guatemala, and to the Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSA). General support was also provided to the Regional Office for pan-Europe (RoFE) and the Eastern Africa Regional Office (EARO).
Work also extended to IUCN thematic programmes, e.g. support to the Global Forests Programme on the formulation of the business case for the Allanblackia project in Ghana with Unilever.
On returning to Shell, Deric was responsible for environmental management at the corporate level. He led the revision of Shell Group Environmental Standards and Manuals and was responsible for reporting and assurance of environmental performance in the Shell Businesses. He also worked on the establishment and launch of the IUCN-Shell collaborative partnership agreement, which forms the basis of the current work programme between the two organizations.
Deric’s new secondment at IUCN began in 2010. As Project Implementation Manager, he focuses on strengthening, expanding and leveraging the partnership portfolio of work to the mutual benefit of both Shell and IUCN. He is also assisting the Global Business and Biodiversity Programme in building capacity for engaging more effectively with the private sector on biodiversity issues, at both headquarters and Regional levels.