Business and Biodiversity

Working with the Business and Biodiversity Programme

Resources and publications introducing the Business and Biodiversity Programme and IUCN's engagement with global business


A Strategic Approach on BiodiversityA strategic approach on biodiversity: the what, why and howPhoto: IUCN

Companies are increasingly taking steps to integrate environmental – and specifically biodiversity – considerations in their business agendas. To be most effective, it is important for businesses to adopt a strategic approach; the first step of which is to define a biodiversity policy. This summary briefing for business epxlains how. Click here to download.



Biodiversity for businessBiodiversity for business : A guide to using knowledge products delivered through IUCN

To act responsibly, businesses need information on where biodiversity impact-related risks and opportunities lie. IUCN and WBCSD have joined forces to develop this manual that describes the various knowledge products that exist and explain how they can help businesses in assessing, valuing, managing and reporting on businesses’ impacts and dependencies on biodiversity, and in achieving compliance with environmental standards and certification schemes. Click here to download.

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