A Business Guide to Development Actors (WBCSD)
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.
Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines for the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity
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)
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.
Architects’ Council of Europe
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.
Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources
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
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.
Association for Nature Restoration and Conservation, Japan
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.
A-Z of Areas of Biodiversity Importance
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.
Best Aquaculture Practices Certification
The Global Aquaculture Alliance Best Aquaculture Practices standards in a certification system that combines site inspections and effluent sampling with sanitary controls, therapeutic controls and traceability. By implementing BAP standards, program participants can better meet the demands of the growing global market for wholesome seafood produced in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. Best Aquaculture Practices offers a primarily "process" certification. Successful participation in the Best Aquaculture Practices program is visually represented by limited use of the BAP certification mark.
Better Cotton Initiative
Provides principles and criteria for cotton production that include general biodiversity considerations, and works with farmers and other stakeholders in the supply chain to share best practice and knowledge.