Business and Biodiversity


  • Sustainable Blue Economy Participants, Nairobi, Kenya Photo: IUCN ESARO/ SIB-Kenya

    Building the global momentum on marine/aquatic plastics litter


    Along with over 18,000 participants from 180 countries representing government institutions, national agencies, academia and research, private sector, students, and plastic sector actors, IUCN joined the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Kenya,...

  • IUCN-led independent scientific panels inform decision making. Photo: Rio Doce Panel

    IUCN-led independent scientific panels highlighted at IAIA symposium on mining


    A two-day International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) Special Symposium on Mining hosted this month by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London, brought together a range of practitioners from impact assessors and...

  • Western gray whale in Sakhalin Western gray whale in Sakhalin  Photo: Yuri Yakovlev

    IUCN seeks whale conservation experts to advise on energy development impacts


    IUCN seeks applications from qualified individuals to serve on its independent scientific and technical advisory panel to minimize impacts on western gray whales during offshore oil and gas development near Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East....

  • Dr Randall Reeves Dr Randall Reeves  Photo: Randall Reeves

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


    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


    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


    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...

  • Coffee growers consider how to integrate nature in their decision making. Photo: IUCN

    New campaign will inspire business to value nature


    Paris, France, 26 November 2018 -- The European Commission has provided more than €2 million over the next three years to support a new collaborative campaign, We Value Nature.

  • New PANORAMA Solutions theme features business engagement Photo: IUCN

    PANORAMA initiative expands to showcase civil society engagement on business and biodiversity


    Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, 23 November 2018 (IUCN) –  A new PANORAMA theme exploring how civil society can engage with business aims to scale up new partnerships and action to mainstream biodiversity across different sectors -- a key objective of the UN...

  • back of shirt with writing on it and people nearby Photo: IUCN / Corbett Nash

    12 right answers to inclusive green growth


    We asked a dozen people to talk about inclusive green growth in Mozambique and Tanzania. Each had a slightly different take on the definition, but they all acknowledged that it is a landscape-wide process towards environmentally and socially sound...

  • Mr. Ninnart Chaithirapinyo, Chairman, Toyota Motor Thailand (TMT) Mr. Ninnart Chaithirapinyo, Chairman, Toyota Motor Thailand (TMT) presenting at the Toyota - IUCN CBD COP14 side event. Photo: Ann Moey/IUCN

    Thailand biodiversity multi-sectoral platform soft-launched at Convention on Biological Diversity COP 14


    Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 20 November 2018 —  Businesses have an important role to play in protecting biodiversity, and multi-sectoral partnerships will be key to achieving this goal. This was the message voiced by IUCN and Toyota at the 2018 UN Convention...


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