Canadian Business and Biodiversity Council

The Council aims to help Canada achieve its biodiversity conservation objectives by assisting Canadian businesses that are prepared to show leadership in biodiversity conservation through managing their facilities and activities in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner.

The Canadian Business and Biodiversity Council was initiated from recommendations by both government and industry leaders who participated in a Montreal Business and Biodiversity Conference in 2008. Society depends on the economy and the economy depends on society.
In more recent years a critical link has been identified between society, the economy and the natural environment. Many business leaders are recognizing that to remain competitive, especially in challenging economic times, biodiversity issues must be factored into their operations.
In addition, the public are becoming increasingly aware of the impact their daily lifestyle choices are having on the natural environment both directly and indirectly through issues such as climate change. Because biodiversity is not an infinite resource, business leaders need to factor biodiversity management into their corporate planning at a equal to the social, economic and other business issues they face on a daily basis.
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