Why is Biodiversity important for Companies

A Simple Explanation of Business & Biodiversity!


Biodiversity in Standards

Initiative for the Food Sector



  • 05/19/2017

    Incentives for Natural Infrastructure

    The report, issued by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), details a study conducted across different sectors in six regions (Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and North America) to uncover the barriers and incentives for businesses obtaining permits, financing and insurance for natural infrastructure (NI).

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  • 05/17/2017

    Launching the Public Consultation of the Natural Capital Protocol’s Finance Sector Supplement

    Communications Toolkit

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  • 05/12/2017

    COST Connect: Water for Food and Agriculture in the Mediterranean Area

    28 June 2017, Brussels, Belgium

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  • 05/12/2017

    Financing the Common Agricultural Policy

    For the last 50 years the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has been the European Union's (EU) most important common policy. This explains why traditionally it has taken a large part of the EU's budget, although the percentage has steadily declined over recent years.

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New Baseline Report of the EU-LIFE Project "Biodiversity in Standards and Labels for the Food Sector"

This Baseline Report summarizes the results of a screening of 54 regional, national, European and international standards for the food sector and requirements of food companies for their supply chain. The screening has been realized within the European initiative "Biodiversity in standards and labels for the food industry“, supported by the European Commission. The report provides a comprehensive overview on how protection of biodiversity is currently addressed in standards and company requirements. The policies of standards and companies as well as their criteria and requirements have been evaluated regarding effectiveness for biodiversity protection, their emphasis within the standard or company certification schemes and their transparency and verifiability. The screening was based on the results of research studies and practical experiences.

Besides the results, the Baseline Report contains conclusions – indicating the need and the potential to improve the biodiversity performance of standards and company requirements.



29 May 2017, 3 pm - 4 pm CEST, Webinar in English, online

Kicking off Natural Capital – Taking first steps, learning from others

1 June 2017, Paris, France

Beauty of Sourcing with Respect 2017

1 - 2 June 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sustainable Foods Summit

27 - 28 November 2017, Edinburgh, Scotland

World Forum on Natural Capital