The Global Partnership for Business and Biodiversity has organized a series of virtual events to promote the sharing of information and capacity building in the lead up to COP15. These sessions provide a space for knowledge sharing, networking, and raising ambitions in implementing the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

Workshop: The Financial Sector and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

17-18 June 2021

The workshop aims to facilitate a structured dialogue among experts from the financial community, as well as experts from Parties and stakeholders, on how the finance sector can most effectively contribute to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and the 2050 vision and to identify priority actions needed for its implementation.

The workshop is expected to help participants to:

  1. Build mutual understanding between the global financial sector – both private and public –and the CBD community, as a basis for stronger collaboration on the role of finance in the development and implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, and,
  2. Identify actions that could put the global financial sector (with governments and regulators) on track to contribute to the objectives of a robust and ambitious post-2020 framework and the commitments made by Parties within the framework.

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Private Sector engagement in Multi Stakeholder Partnerships for biodiversity

17 June 2021

This session aims to show the successful engagement of businesses and other private sector representatives in multi-stakeholder partnerships for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. For this, representatives from different sectors shared their experiences and success stories in working with multi-stakeholder partnerships.


  • Bianca Brasil, Program Manager, Business Engagement, CBD
  • Andreas Gettkant, Project Coordinator, GIZ
  • Mauricio Solano, Technical Advisor, GIZ
  • Guttemberg Ferreira, Commercial Director, Brasil Ceras
  • Jake Kheel, Vice President, Grupo Puntacana Foundation
  • Karla Ávila, Cervecería Hondurena, ABINveB
  • Alfredo Volio, CEO, Upala Agrícola
  • Verónica Veneziano, CEO, Biodiversity in Good Company

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Integrating Biodiversity into Business Strategies – Experiences and Hands-on Tools

20 April 2021

The objective of this event was to showcase successful experiences in the use of tools for incorporating biodiversity into business activity. Promising instruments that have proven to be hands-on and at the same time successful are Biodiversity Checks, Biodiversity Action Plans (BAPs) and the BAP-Monitor. In the session, businesses spoke about their experiences in integrating biodiversity with the help of these tools.

The session was organized by the Global Partnership for Business and Biodiversity in collaboration with three projects implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH: the Business and Biodiversity in Central America and Dominican Republic program funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), as well as the Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Mexican Agriculture (IKI-IBA) and the Private Business Action for Biodiversity (PBAB) projects, funded by the German Federal Ministry for The Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through its International Climate Initiative (IKI).

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Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) Contributions to the SDGs

14 April 2021

This webinar broadcast on 14 April 2021 presented the positive impacts and lessons learned from a range of practical experiences with Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) and highlighted the way in which ABS advances sustainable development. The event was organised by the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT), GeoMedia and the Institute for Biodiversity Network, in collaboration with the CBD Secretariat, and was based on the outcomes of a research project supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN).

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What aspirations for Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) in the post 2020 global biodiversity framework?

31 March 2021

This recording was of a webinar that broadcast on 31 March 2021 to explore the policy coming from the post-2020 global biodiversity framework - draft targets and indicators. With a panel discussion with speakers from ICC, IFRA, Firmenich, Parceval, and the ABS Capacity Development Initiative.

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Embedding Nature into Business Models: Success Stories

16 March 2021

The session provided an overview of the Global Partnership for Business and Biodiversity and highlighted some concrete examples of companies that are working at the local level. Speakers highlighted the need for innovative solutions that are biodiversity friendly, collaboration and partnership with a diverse group of organizations, urgent action that is commensurate with the challenge ahead.

Key takeaways:

  • Urgent action is needed. Despite the current trend where companies have been setting long term targets. Things need to change and they need to change fast.
  • Ambition alone is not enough. Governments need to put in place effective regulation and incentive measures.
  • Collaboration is key. Everyone has a role to play in the needed transformation and partnerships will be key to moving forward.

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Strengthening Non-State Actor Commitments for Biodiversity in the context of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and SDGs

18 February 2021

Organized by the Governments of Egypt and China, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, this event underscored how non-state actor commitments support the urgency of action and ambition on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. This virtual side event took place on the margins of the fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5).

More information can be found here.

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