Commission on Ecosystem Management

Business and Ecosystem Management

Why engage the private sector in a special Thematic Group? Because, nature is everybody’s business.
Explaining business opportunities.

Thematic Group Leader Willem Ferwerda
Thematic Group Co-Leader Simon Moolenaar
SC Focal Point Ángela Ándrade

In line   with  IUCN’s   work   plan 2017-2020 and especially the IUCN Business   and Biodiversity   program,   the   IUCN   CEM   Thematic   Group   ‘Business   and   Ecosystem Management’ (TG  B&EM)  is established. The group embraces  the  transformation of business  values, highlighting the opportunities and benefits of a more sustainable approach. The Thematic Group will focus on the question ‘how to create long-term business commitment on the ground for ecosystem management’.
Building on our experiences with business and the 4 returns framework we have learned that creating a clear language and a framework that is understood by business is the key to successful implementation on the ground.
The MOOC Business4landscapes offers an introduction to landscape degradation and landscape restoration from both the perspective of natural science and from an economics and business administration perspective. Please read the concept of activity plan ‘From profit maximisation to multiple returns’. 

Thematic Group Lead: 
Willem Ferwerda Twitter: @willemferwerda   Linkedin
Simon Moolenaar   Linkedin 

Secretary: Martijn Visser

Assistance: Clara Ramschie   Linkedin 

SC Focal Point: Angela Andrade

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