Global Platform on Business and Biodiversity
The Global Platform on Business and Biodiversity aims to promote markets that support nature conservation and sustainable use.
Business depends on products and services provided by the natural environment but currently business operations contributes to exponential loss of biodiversity. This needs to change as biodiversity is a business opportunity.
Consumers are becoming more aware of biodiversity issues and are increasingly looking for sustainable products. Business, therefore, faces political scrutiny for its impact on biodiversity. It also faces increased regulation. Managing biodiversity is a way to manage risk. Research shows that the long-term consequences of biodiversity loss can lead to higher costs for inputs to business processes, or unpredictable changes for business. Ignoring biodiversity could therefore result in loss of profit and market share, and ultimately cause severe disruption to existing business models. For more on the business case for biodiversity.
This new website is geared towards helping businesses become aware of the importance of biodiversity for their daily activities, and for the long-term future of their organizations.
On this website you can find an overview of existing tools and mechanisms. These are designed to assist companies in integrating biodiversity and sustainability considerations into corporate strategies and decision making.
Included are a compilation of case studies from companies that have shown, through their actions, that they endorse the provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity. These case studies provide examples of best practices and corporate strategies that represent positive steps towards the achievement of sustainability.
The website will be continually up-dated, with additional features added. This will facilitate dialogue among businesses, governments, and other stakeholders, through the use of interactive and “social” applications, who are developing tools and are involved in making the business sector more sustainable. We invite you to browse this website and contact us if you have any question or on how we can work together at: firstname.lastname@example.org