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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  • Dr Randall Reeves Dr Randall Reeves  Photo: Randall Reeves

    Dr Randall Reeves to continue leading advisory panel on industry development impacts

    11.12.2018

    Dr Randall Reeves has been re-appointed by IUCN as Chair of the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP), which provides independent advice on the impacts of offshore oil and gas development on gray whales and their habitat. He plans to continue leading the...

  • The development and use of biodiversity indicators in business Photo: Shutterstock

    Navigating business indicators on biodiversity just got easier

    30.11.2018

    Paris, France, 29 November 2018 (IUCN) – Businesses struggling to identify indicators to measure their environmental performance will benefit from a new report released today by IUCN and Oxford University during Natural Capital Week.

  • Dr. T.P. Singh, Paul Hugentobler and SCCC and IUCN senior staff Dr Tejpal Singh (centre left) and Mr Paul Hugentobler (centre right) exchange MoUs at the signing ceremony. Photo: Elaine Mumford/IUCN

    Siam City Cement Group collaborates with IUCN to enhance biodiversity conservation in Asia

    27.11.2018

    Bangkok, Thailand, 27 November 2018 - Siam City Cement Group (SCCC Group) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature to implement robust sustainable environmental development standards 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_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...

thumbnail_Marine plastics issues brief Photo: IUCN

Marine plastics

Plastic is a synthetic organic polymer made from petroleum with properties ideally suited for a wide variety of applications, including packaging, building and construction, household and sports...

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