Collaboration is a key element of a winning strategy. For many years IUCN has worked with its members as well as industry associations to generate impacts that go beyond the scope of a single company. Collaboration with international business bodies such as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the UN Global Compact, and industry associations such as ICMM (mining), IPIECA (oil and gas) and SAI (food and beverage) can provide a major catalyst for policy influence.
IUCN’s Business and Biodiversity Programme aims at:
- Scaling up business solutions in collaboration with the WBCSD
- Promoting best corporate practices and identify best support policies in the mining sector with ICMM
- Developing recommendations for strengthening the conservation outcomes of the World Heritage Convention in relation to extractive sectors
- Developing a Framework for Corporate Action on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services with the UN Global Compact