European Business Biodiversity Campaign

EBBC Newsletter June 2021

Dear Readers,

Summer has arrived in force, vaccination rates are on the rise and football is keeping the world  or at least the European continent  on its toes. With fresh courage and an alert eye, we turn our attention to the challenges and opportunities associated with working to preserve biodiversity, and present a whole range of exciting new developments & news from the field of business & biodiversity.

We hope you enjoy reading the latest newsletter of the European Business & Biodiversity Campaign (EBBC).



On the way to Sustainable Finance – EU Commission published first Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act

With the EU Taxonomy, the Commission presents a common classification system for sustainable economic activities. The increased transparency should make it easier for investors to re-orient investments towards more sustainable technologies and businesses. Read more...


Leading companies respond to biodiversity loss by committing to the Action Agenda for Nature and People

More than 50 companies have stepped forward to show their shared commitment in support of the global biodiversity framework expected to be adopted at the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Read more...


Energy company aims for net-positive biodiversity impact from new projects commissioned from 2030

The electricity supplier Ørsted sets the ambition to deliver a net-positive biodiversity impact from all new renewable energy projects that are commissioned from 2030 at the latest. Read more...


Ten Nature-Inspired Companies Advancing Sustainable Solutions

Biomimicry Institute announces the 10 startup companies participating in this year’s $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize® program. Read more...


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Establishment Finance for Biodiversity Foundation

Six months after the launch of the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge, the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation has been set up to support the call to action and collaboration between signatories to the pledge. Read more...




New finance guide aims to mobilize financial institutions to positively engage with nature

The new Financial Sector Guide for the Convention on Biological Diversity fosters a better understanding of nature’s importance for the financial sector and provides insight on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) process and the actions that can be taken by financial institutions beneficial to nature. Read more...


© Convention in Biological Diversity


State of Finance for Nature

If the world is to meet the climate change, biodiversity, and land degradation targets, it needs to close a USD 4.1 trillion financing gap in nature by 2050. The current investments in Nature-based solutions amount to USD 133 billion – most of which comes from public sources. Read more...




EU consumption responsible for 16% of tropical deforestation linked to international trade - new report

The EU is one of the world’s largest importers of tropical deforestation and associated emissions, second only to China, a new WWF report has found. Read more...


© Bento Viana / WWF Brazil


True Cost Accounting in Food: Balancing the Scale

The book is a comprehensive look at how TCA is an effective tool to address the pervasive imbalance in our food systems and drive transformational change, from policy to practice. Read more...


© Routledge Taylor & Francis Group




European Business and Nature Summit 2021

30 Nov - 01 Dec 2021: Business leaders and policymakers will meet in November at the 2021 EBNS - a high-level political and technical forum - to capitalise on the growing awareness that businesses impact and depend on nature and the ecosystem services it provides. Read more...


Conference "Biodiversity in the Food Sector"

Newly founded in March 2021, the association "Food for Biodiversity" aims to make a significant contribution to halting biodiversity loss by supporting food standards and companies. Read more...


Incorporating biodiversity into business activity

Businesses can play an important role in combating the causes of biodiversity loss considering that the services provided by nature are at the basis of every economic process. The online Seminar "Integrating Biodiversity into business strategies – experiences and hands-on tools" showcased successful experiences. Read more...



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