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 (GVces), the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS), and the World Resources Institute (WRI), the goals of PESE are to:

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.

For further information about PESE and ESR, visit:   

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Tags: Ecosystem valuation | Biodiversity Management | Retail Industry | Partnerships/Cooperations | Case Studies

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