Transforming business practices
How is one of the world's largest oil and gas companies addressing biodiversity and livelihood issues in the Niger Delta? Why is Nespresso working with local farmers in Brazil to help them scale-up and strengthen their national supply chain? What does training Sri Lankan tourism operators in health and safety have to do with conservation? Why is the one of the world’s biggest cement companies, Holcim, integrating biodiversity standards into its policies and practices, and serving as a test case for other industries?
The answers can be found in the stories featured in the Business and Biodiversity Programme Annual Report, which shows how IUCN is working in key industries to reduce their environmental footprint and generate greater conservation benefits. IUCN - together with key actors from policymakers to industry leaders – is promoting new solutions, standards and safeguards for businesses to consider as they develop sustainability plans and activities.
Learn more about IUCN's history on business engagement or see some of the latest highlights below.
A new agreement between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, aims to ensure conservation and sustainability are integrated into the bids of the four candidate cities competing to hold the 2024 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. …
13 Apr 2016 | Article
Nearly half of all natural World Heritage sites are threatened by industrial activities, according to a new report drawing heavily on data from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s World Heritage Outlook. …
06 Apr 2016 | News story
By Renat Heuberger, CEO of the South Pole Group, and Mark Smith, Director of the IUCN Global Water Programme. Why did a group of bankers and fund managers spend an afternoon in a Zurich café talking about nature? For opportunity and innovation. … | French | Spanish
Brazil's Cerrado coffee growers and producers, researchers and environmentalists have publicly pledged to work together to deliver positive conservation and socio‐economic impacts at a landscape level. …
29 Feb 2016 | Article
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