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

CHF 51M

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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News

  • Kalambo Nature Reserve, Tanzania Photo: ©IUCN/Kasukura Nyamaka

    Roadmap to Tanzania’s first miombo nature reserve

    20.03.2019

    Blog by Kasukura Nyamaka. My work for SUSTAIN is based in the far western region of Tanzania, in the Sumbawanga cluster of the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT). It is a resource-rich region inhabited mainly by the Fipa people...

  • Farmers living on the edge of a biodiversity offset project in Madagascar face restrictions on natural resource use. Photo: Julia PG Jones

    No Net Loss: Ensuring the best possible outcomes for people and biodiversity

    15.03.2019

    A guest blog by Julia PG Jones, professor of conservation science from Bangor University and a member of IUCN’s Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group, who was recently involved in the development of a set of good practice principles on No Net Loss...

  • Migrating biodiversity impacts of new sports venues Photo: IOC

    IUCN guide to help new sports venues minimise impact on nature

    12.03.2019

    Nairobi, Kenya, 12 March 2019, (IUCN) – A guide designed to help integrate biodiversity considerations into new sports venues, minimising their impacts on nature and delivering conservation benefits, was released today by IUCN, International Union for...

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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.

 

Mangroves are natural capital. Photo: IUCN-Imene Meliana

Business and Natural Capital

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

 

Quick reads

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

Issues brief -  Palm oil and biodiversity Photo: IUCN

Palm oil and biodiversity

Palm oil is derived from the oil palm tree (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.), which is native to West Africa and grows best in tropical climates with abundant water. Three-quarters of total palm oil produced...

Thumbnail_Deep-sea mining Photo: IUCN

Deep-sea mining

Deep-sea mining is the process of retrieving mineral deposits from the deep sea – the area of the ocean below 200 m which covers about 65% of the Earth’s surface.  There is growing interest...

Thumbnail_Issues brief CC and land degradation Photo: IUCN

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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