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A Business Guide to Development Actors (WBCSD)

www.wbcsd.org/web/publications/sl-devactors.pdf
The Business Guide to Development Actors is a guide for business managers looking to work with development organizations. This document provides business-oriented profiles of organizations in the sustainable development community. The profiles are prefaced by an analysis of the expanding scope for collaboration between the private sector and development organizations.

A Gateway to PES

cmsdata.iucn.org/downloads/a_gateway_to_pes_d_huberman.pdf
A Gateway to Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES): Using payments for ecosystem services for livelihoods and landscapes

A Guide to Biodiversity for the Private Sector (International Finance Corporation)

www.ifc.org/biodiversityguide
Designed to help companies operating in emerging markets better understand their relationship to biodiversity issues and how they can effectively manage those issues to improve business performance and benefit from biodiversity.

Accounting for Sustainbility (A4S)

www.accountingforsustainability.org
Overall Mandate: A4S catalyzes action by the finance, accounting, and investor community towards establishing resilient business models and a sustainable economy. Their projects focus on demonstrating the business case for sustainable business models, increasing engagement, building capacity, and developing systems, tools and guidance to enable the accounting and finance community to integrate environmental health, social wellbeing, and economic performance into financial decision-making, accounting and reporting. A4S also aims to facilitate an enabling environment for change through a shift to sustainable capital markets, regulatory, and reporting environments. A4S’ mission and approach reflect that the current financial and accounting system that underpins the economy focuses on short-term financial outcomes that do not adequately reflect the dependency of economic success on the health and stability of our communities and the natural environment. A4S works with CFOs and finance teams, the accounting community, investors, policy makers, regulators, and governments.

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Business and Biodiversity Programme: A4S CFO Leadership Network is a network of financial leaders that have committed, through the Network Charter to collaborate and share knowledge to achieve change toward more sustainable business models within the global CFO and finance community. The Network’s purpose is to promote experience-sharing and cooperation among members, and to facilitate the development of new tools, methodologies, and approaches for embedding sustainability into internal decision-making processes. CFO Leadership Seminars, designed to meet the needs of CFOs of multinational and national companies, are held with the goal of enhancing understanding of the changing landscape of commercial risks arising from increasing environmental pressures and regulatory and investor responses. A4S also develops a standard methodology to incorporate social and environmental impacts into capital expenditure decisions. They collaborate with the UN to improve alignment between the way progress is measured at global, national, and organizational levels.

ACS Green Chemistry Institute

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The mission of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI) is to enable and catalyze the implementation of green chemistry and engineering principles into all aspects of the global chemical enterprise.

Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines for the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

www.cbd.int/doc/publications/addis-gdl-en.pdf
The Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines for the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity consist of fourteen interdependent practical principles, operational guidelines, and a few instruments for their implementation that govern the uses of components of biodiversity to ensure the sustainability of such uses. The principles provide a framework for advising Governments, resource managers, indigenous and local communities, the private sector, and other stakeholders about how they can ensure that their use of the components of biodiversity will not lead to the long-term decline of biological diversity.

African Biodiversity Conservation and Innovations Centre (ABCIC)

www.abcic.org
The African Biodiversity Conservation and Innovations Centre (ABCIC) was established in 2010 as a non-profit making regional organization enhancing the conservation and sustainable utilization of biodiversity for posterity, environmental preservation and sustenance of livelihoods for the African rural communities. ABCIC primarily focuses on agrobiodiversity and adopts an integrated approach that carefully balances conservation imperatives with the sustainable use through facilitating and promoting production, product development and enhancing marketing of biodiversity products through a value chain approach. ABCIC implements its mandate through applied research, technical advice and strengthening of African institutions involved in agrobiodiversity conservation and use, value chains and capacity building. ABCIC develops strategic partnerships and works in close collaboration with a network of partners for synergy and making the best use of competitive advantages.

Agreement to Promote Compliance with International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas

www.fao.org/docrep/meeting/003/x3130m/X3130E00.HTM
Improves the regulation of fishing vessels on the high seas by strengthening ‘flag-state responsibility'. Parties to the Agreement must ensure that they maintain an authorisation and recording system for high seas fishing vessels and that these vessels do not undermine international conservation and management measures.

Alliance for Responsible Mining

www.communitymining.org/index.php
   /en/fairtrade-and-fairmined-standard
Standards for fair-trade artisanal gold, silver and platinum. Standard Zero for fairtrade artisanal gold and associated silver and platinum (2009).

Aluminium For Future Generations

www.alueurope.eu/education/aluminium-future-generations
The Aluminium for Future Generations initiative is a programme of continuous improvement on the part of the global aluminium industry, overseen by the International Aluminium Institute. It comprises thirteen voluntary objectives, covering all key phases of aluminium’s life cycle.

Aquaculture Dialog roundtables

www.worldwildlife.org/what/globalmarkets
   /aquaculture/whatwearedoing.html
WWF works with farmers, retailers, NGOs, scientists and other aquaculture industry stakeholders worldwide to develop standards for responsible aquaculture. The standards will minimize the key environmental and social impacts associated with aquaculture.

Aquaculture Stewardship Council

www.ascworldwide.org
Responsible for working with independent, third party entities to certify farms that are in compliance with the standards.

Architects’ Council of Europe

www.ace-cae.org/public/contents
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Encourage citizens to appreciate architecture as a matter of public interest and as an essential element in the creation of quality in the built environment. They have specific policies related to sustainable construction that include promotion of sustainable design for resource conservation, energy efficiency, and ecologically and socially sensitive land-use.

ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

www.aseanbiodiversity.org
The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) is ASEAN’s response to the challenge of biodiversity loss. It is an intergovernmental regional centre of excellence that facilitates cooperation and coordination among the ten ASEAN Member States and with relevant national governments and regional and international organizations on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, as well as the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of such natural treasures.

Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources

www.ansab.org
ANSAB is a civil society organization committed to biodiversity conservation and economic development through community-based, enterprise-oriented solutions. ANSAB works across South Asia and places community empowerment and economic incentives at the heart of its approach, believing that as people benefit from natural resoruces they become more motivated to protect them - and vice-versa.

Asian Development Bank

www.adb.org/Topics/default.asp
ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people in the Asia and Pacific region.

Associated General Contractors of America

www.agc.org/cs/recycling_toolkit
A construction industry association operating in partnership with its nationwide network. It provides a range of services in order to improve the quality of construction and protecting the public interest. It has produced a toolkit for recycling materials.

Association for Nature Restoration and Conservation, Japan

www.narec.or.jp
A non-profit organization that restores and researches biodiversity of Satoyama and waterside. They created accreditation system of 環境再生医 (environmental restoration doctor.) and assist environmental education, enlightenment, research and human resource training with Japanese government, local authorities and companies.

Audubon Green Leaf Eco-Rating Program

greenleaf.auduboninternational.org
This program provides the assurance that audited lodging facilities have met environmental best practice standards that are required for a rating of one to five Green Leafs.

A-Z of Areas of Biodiversity Importance

www.biodiversitya-z.org/pages/20
This business section of the A-Z provides a detailed analysis of the business relevance of the different areas of biodiversity importance included in the A-Z. This information is intended to supplement the information on business relevance provided for each type of area on their specific pages. The areas and designations listed in this guide are all important to biodiversity and its conservation to varying degrees. They present a range of risks and opportunities to business, which operate at several scales, from local to global. In order to understand the relative relevance of these areas to businesses that are, or are anticipating, operating in or near such areas, there is a need to carefully examine various characteristics of areas that can influence how an individual company operates. Here, we provide an analysis of three of these characteristics – legal status and compliance, biodiversity, and socio-cultural values.

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