Japan Business and Biodiversity Partnership


The “Japan Business and Biodiversity Partnership” was established by the Nippon Keidanren (the Japan Business Federation), the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Keizai Doyukai (the Japanese Association of Corporate Executives) in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the IUCN Japan Project Office. The “Japan Business and Biodiversity Partnership” was inaugurated during the CBD COP10 in October 2010. Partners have access to a website and newsletters containing current information and examples of efforts by businesses in this area.

The “Japan Business and Biodiversity Partnership” is open to all businesses supporting the “Action Policy” and implementing or planning to implement at least one of the actions described therein. Economic associations that are willing to support these business actions are also welcome to join the Partnership. As a multi-stakeholder framework, the “Japan Business and Biodiversity Partnership” also seeks participation from NGOs, academia and local governments that are active in supporting business efforts toward biodiversity conservation. The progress of implementation by Partners is periodically evaluated through various measures such as a questionnaire survey.

Contact Information
Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation
1-3-2, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8188, Japan
Tel: +81-3-6741-0981
Fax: +81-3-6741-0982

Contact Person
Mr. Kuniharu Nakai
Deputy Executive Director at Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation


Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity


JBIB is a group of Japanese corporations committed to biodiversity conservation. The initiative was launched in 2008 with 14 companies. It has grown to a group of over 50 leading companies representing many different business fields. JBIB is persistently moving toward the goal of balancing business operations with the necessity of biodiversity conservation.

JBIB aims to make substantial contributions toward the conservation of biodiversity in our capacity as corporations. We have set the objectives of our activities as follows and will keep continuing to make such efforts.
  • To explore links between business and biodiversity and to use that knowledge in our business practices
  • To promote dialogues and collaborations with stakeholders
  • To share good practices within Japan and abroad
  • To advocate and undertake educational efforts for the promotion of biodiversity conservation
  • To conduct projects to fulfill the aforementioned objectives

The regular work of JBIB is carried out in working groups. Meetings are held every month for study and practical work. Topics of working groups are as follows:
  • Business and Biodiversity Interrelationship Map
  • Sustainable Land Use
  • Forestation for Harmony with Nature
  • Water and Ecosystems
  • Responsible Procurement

Contact Information
JBIB Secretariat
c/o: Response Ability, Inc.
1-1-4-102, Kami Osaki
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
141-0021, Japan
Tel: +81-3-5422-7994
Fax: +81-3-6303-9798

Contact Person
Mr. Naoki Adachi

Annual Reports

Please see the link below for progress reports on this initiative (please note that this is a combined report)