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National and Regional Business and Biodiversity Initiatives


The GPBB National and Regional Initiatives Report provides an overview of the initiative's activities, structures and services. It details 16 out of 21 active initiatives and provides insight into the businesses they represent.

List of National and Regional Initiatives on Business and Biodiversity



Mesoamerica Initiative
Based in Costa Rica the Biodiversity Partnership Mesoamerica (BPM) was created in 2012 and has over 25 members. BPM is multisector association supporting the private sector in the integration of aspects of biodiversity into business activities. Mesoamerica Initiative
Brazil Initiative
Launched in 2012, The Brazilian Business and Biodiversity Initiative promote the cooperation; engagement and sharing of information of the business sector on a national level and ensure their representation in the international negotiations. Brazil Initiative
Dominican Republic Initiative
Dominican Republic
ECORED is a business association whose objective is to facilitate the incorporation of a culture of social responsibility and sustainable development in member companies. The network manages public-private partnerships to achieve a balanced environmental, social and economic development with a view to the sustainability of the Dominican Republic. Dominican Republic Initiative
Peru Initiative
Established in 2014, the Biodiversidad y Empresas (ByE) is a public-private partnership that facilitates the exchange of information, knowledge and experience between business sector and the Ministry of Environment to contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Peru Initiative
Mexico Initiative
Launched in 2016, the Mexican Partnership for Business and Biodiversity (AMEBIN) facilitates dialog and action between the private sector and civil society organizations in order to contribute to the conservation, sustainable use and restoration of biodiversity in Mexico. Mexico Initiative


South Africa Initiative
South Africa
The National Biodiversity and Business Network (NBBN) was launched on 15 May 2013 with the aim to bring national stakeholders in business and biodiversity together to share ideas and engage in dialogue. Annual Report 2015
Annual Report 2017
Annual Report 2018


ASEAN Initiative
The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity was established in 2005 to facilitate cooperation and coordination among the ASEAN Member States and with regional and international organisation on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of such resources. ASEAN Initiative
Annual Report 2015
Annual Report 2018
Australia Initiative
Established in 2011, the Australian Business and Biodiversity Initiative aims to raise awareness of biodiversity loss and degradation and to support the development of practical solutions that integrate consideration of biodiversity and ecosystem services into business decision-making. Australia Initiative
Annual Report 2015
China Initiative
The China Business and Biodiversity Partnership aims to work with a number of associations in China that deal directly with biodiversity related issues. These include associations dealing with the extractive industry, liquor (wine-brewing), Chinese herbal medicine and cosmetics. China Initiative
China Initiaitve 2
Annual Report 2015
Annual Report 2016
Annual Report 2017
Annual Report 2018
India Initiative
The India Business and Biodiversity Initiative (IBBI) was established in 2014 to serve as a national platform for business, to promote sharing and learning, and will ultimately lead to mainstreaming sustainable management of biological diversity by business. India Initiative
Annual Report 2015
Annual Report 2018

Japan Initiatives
There are several Business and Biodiversity Initiatives in Japan. They are the Japan Business and Biodiversity Partnership and the Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity. Japan Initiative
Japan Initiative 2
Annual Report 2015
Annual Report 2018
Republic of Korea Initiative
The Korea Business and Biodiversity initiative was established in 2013 to encourage knowledge sharing and participation and to provide feasible technical assistance to businesses. Korean Initiative
Annual Report 2015
Annual Report 2018

Sri Lanka Initiative
Sri Lanka
The Sri Lanka Business and Biodiversity Platform was established in 2012 to add economic value to biodiversity conservation and integrate it into the core business of companies. It also aims to promote national cooperation and the exchange of ideas and information relating to biodiversity conservation as well as to strengthen and increase the involvement of the private sector in biodiversity conservation. Sri Lanka Initiative
Annual Report 2015
Annual Report 2018


EU Initiative
The EU Business @ Biodiversity Platform was launched in 2008 with the aim to work with and help businesses integrate natural capital and biodiversity considerations into business practices. It also facilitates dialogue and policy discussions between business and biodiversity at EU level. EU Initiative
Annual Report 2015
Annual Report 2017
Annual Report 2018
Finland Initiative
Established in 2000, the FIBS is Finland’s leading corporate responsibility network and has over 235 member organizations. Its business and biodiversity programme raises awareness of biodiversity and helping enterprises to manage their impacts on nature through case-studies, tools and training. Finland
Annual Report 2015
Annual Report 2018

France Initiatives
There are several Business and Biodiversity initiatives in France. The French Initiative for Business and Biodiversity was created in 2013 to encourage the exchange of good practice and experience on how to improve the conservation of biodiversity. Respect Ocean was created on 2013, and serves as a non-profit organization that brings together companies committed to sustainable economic development in favor of the protection and preservation of the ocean, the coast, and their ecosystems and biodiversity. France Initiative

Annual Report 2015
Annual Report 2017
Annual Report 2018
Germany Initiative
Launched in 2008, the ‘Biodiversity in Good Company’ Initiative aims to engage businesses in support of the goals of the CBD as well as to initiate and share experiences related to entrepreneurial biodiversity management. The Initiative members are small-, medium-, and large-scale companies from Germany and other countries and a variety of sectors. German Initiative
Annual Report 2015
Annual Report 2016-2017
Spain Initiative
The Spanish Business and Biodiversity initiative was launched in 2013 to channel private funds to preserve biodiversity and to integrate natural capital in business management practices and policy. Spain Initiative
Annual Report 2015
Annual Report 2017
Annual Report 2018
Sweden Initiative
Business @ Biodiversity Sweden is aimed at large companies and industry organizations that want to be at the forefront of their environmental work, drive change, and work with biodiversity as part of their business model. Sweden Initiative
UK Initiative
The UK Business and Biodiversity Form (UKBBF) is a business-to-business hub to support companies integrate nature into their value chain and decision making and to bring businesses together to seek new sustainable business opportunities. UK Initiative