Business and private funding

2008 Strategy for Resource Mobilization
Strategic objective 2.6 - "To establish enabling conditions for private sector involvement in supporting the Convention's three objectives, including the financial sector."
Strategic objective 3.4 - "To mobilize private sector investments in biological diversity and its associated ecosystem services."
Strategic objective 4.4 - "To explore opportunities presented by promising innovative financial mechanisms such as markets for green products, business-biodiversity partnerships and new forms of charity."
Strategic objective 5.5 - "To enhance financial, scientific, technical and technological cooperation with international organizations, non-governmental organizations, indigenous peoples' organizations and public institutions for biological diversity and its associated ecosystem services."
Indicator:
"Aggregated financial flows, in the amount and where relevant percentage, of biodiversity-related funding, per annum, for achieving the Convention’s three objectives, in a manner that avoids double counting, both in total and in, inter alia, the following categories: ... (c) private sector; (d) non-governmental organizations, foundations and academia." --- Decision X/3, paragraph 7

Conservation Finance: Moving beyond donor funding toward an investor-driven approach, Credit Suisse AG, World Wildlife Fund, Inc., and McKinsey & Company, January 2014

Basis for action:
"To establish enabling conditions for private sector involvement in supporting the Convention’s three objectives, including the financial sector"...Strategy for resource mobilization, objective 2.6
"To mobilize private sector investments in biological diversity and its associated ecosystem services"...Strategy for resource mobilization, objective 3.4
"To explore opportunities presented by promising innovative financial mechanisms such as markets for green products, business-biodiversity partnerships and new forms of charity"...Strategy for resource mobilization, objective 4.4

Indicator:
Aggregated financial flows, in the amount and where relevant percentage, of biodiversity-related funding, per annum, for achieving the Convention’s three objectives, in private sector

Further decisions
”Recalling decision IX/11, paragraph 4, and taking into account decision X/3, paragraph 11, invites Parties and relevant partner organizations to examine their role in establishing enabling conditions for the public and private sectors to support the objectives of the Convention and its two protocols, and to submit information on their experiences to the Executive Secretary (see also UNEP/CBD/WG-RI/4/9)”… Decision XI/4, paragraph 16
”Recalling decision IX/11, paragraph 6, urges Parties and other Governments, where appropriate, to continue to enhance national administrative and managerial capacities, to create the enabling environment to mobilize private and public-sector investments in biological diversity and its associated ecosystem services”… Decision XI/4, paragraph 14

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