Brazilian Business and Ecosystem Services Partnership - PESE
The Parceria Empresarial pelos Serviços Ecossistêmicos (PESE) - translated into English as the Brazilian Business and Ecosystem Services Partnership - is a partnership among companies and civil society to demonstrate the business benefits of ecosystem services in Brazil.
Bonn, 24 July 2013: Spearheaded by the Center for Sustainability Studies of the Getulio Vargas Foundation
, the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable
, and the World
Resources Institute (WRI)
, the goals of PESE are to:
- Strengthen corporate
capacity to better manage business risks and
opportunities arising from a company’s dependence and impacts on ecosystem
- Demonstrate the
business benefits of ecosystem services by developing new, profitable business
strategies for maintaining ecosystem services in Brazil.
- Develop a network of
practitioners to replicate and scale up successful
By making the connection between healthy
ecosystems and the bottom line, PESE not only fosters more sustainable business
practices, but also opens the door to new, profitable business opportunities.
During the last year,
a group of eight multinational enterprises from various sectors like retail
(Walmart), cosmetics (Natura), food and beverage (Danone and PepsiCo), mining
(Anglo American, Vale and Votorantim) and agribusiness (Andre Maggi Group) have
worked together under the PESE to explore what impacts their businesses has on
the environment and how they depend upon it. By using a tool called Corporate Ecosystem Service Review (ESR)
, the learned lessons are beginning to influence their
business habits. In addition, this could work as a successful example to
influence other companies engaged in business in Brazil.
information about PESE and ESR, visit: http://insights.wri.org/pese_en/about
Photo: Michael Sutor
Tags: Ecosystem valuation | Biodiversity Management | Retail Industry | Partnerships/Cooperations | Case Studies
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