India Business & Biodiversity Initiative
Concurrent to India’s Presidency of the Conference of Parties (COP) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, Indian companies have joined hands to sensitise, guide and mentor Indian business organisations in biodiversity conservation and sustainable use related to their operations, across their value chain and beyond towards conservation of India’s biodiversity.
On invitation by the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), Government of India, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is hosting the India Business & Biodiversity Initiative (IBBI) with the support of the German International Cooperation (GIZ). The IBBI serves as a national platform of businesses and their stakeholders for dialogue, sharing and learning, ultimately leading to mainstreaming sustainable management of biological diversity into businesses.
The members of IBBI are companies from diverse sectors and scales, as well as stakeholder organisations that contribute to the IBBI platform in terms of technical and other assistance. The business members of IBBI are signatories to the ten-point IBBI Declaration, demonstrating the organisation’s commitment towards biodiversity.
In the first year of initiative, the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development with the support of GIZ is documenting good business practices of Indian companies in biodiversity management. The case study publication, to be released at the COP 12, will present company cases that are the best examples across diverse sectors and regions, covering a variety of biodiversity initiatives in India.
Ministry of Environment and Forests
Room No. 622, Paryavaran Bhawan
CGO Complex, Lodi Road
New Delhi 110003, India
Mr. Hem Pande
Additional Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org