IUCN seeks to build an action-based relationship with business that goes beyond Corporate Social Responsibility obligations, addressing the root causes of environmental degradation. The Global Business and Biodiversity Programme provides a wide range of expertise. It builds bridges between stakeholders, carries out independent scientific assessments, and develops conservation policy standards and tools.
IUCN collaborates with businesses who are leaders in their field, often companies which have a large impact on the environment but who wish to transform their practices and protect the asset which is most fundamental to their success. You can find more information about those collaborations in this section.
Working with its members from government and NGOs, as well as the private sector and industry associations, IUCN generates impacts that go beyond the scope of a single engagement or project. It has helped develop and promote sustainability standards and safeguards in companies’ sourcing activities that have a positive impact on biodiversity and the livelihoods of local people. You can find out more about those initiatives in this section.