IUCN Asia’s Regional Business and Biodiversity Programme seeks to mobilize the private sector and the environmental community to work together in mainstreaming conservation in business. The combination of sustaining high economic growth rates whilst not compromising on environmental conservation and restoration is one of the biggest challenges facing the Asia region. Responding to this challenge and guided by a clear set of principles that respect mutual roles, the Programme works with more and more Asian businesses and business apex bodies on conservation and sustainable development issues

We strive to:

  • Ensure that the conservation community is well informed about the functioning of business and market mechanisms and understands both the potential and the limitations
  • Keep the private sector well informed about current conservation issues and the likely future consequences, and recognizes and accepts the importance of the role of business in addressing them
  • Promote effective dialogue and collaboration
  • Increase the level of trust and engagement between the business and conservation communities and so enhance the contribution both can make
  • Continuously improve the policies and standards necessary to encroage responsible business behaviour

We provide expert guidance to the corporate sector on local, regional and global conservation issues. We create neutral platforms for discussion with interested groups, advice on policy and practice to improve environmental performance, contribute to the development of sustainable business growth strategies, share best practices within and across sectors, help optimize return on Corporate Social Responsibility investment and identify conservation-related market opportunities for products and services.

Vacant, for more information please contact:
Tanyathon Phetmanee
Programme Officer, Ecosystems and Livelihoods Group
IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)
63 Sukhumvit Soi 39, Sukhumvit Rd.,
Klongtonnua, Wattana
Bangkok 10110 THAILAND
Tel: (+66) 2 6624029 Ext. 302
Fax: (+66) 2 6624388
Email: tanyathon.phetmanee@iucn.org