Biodiversity values for SME’s

The session focussed on how various stakeholders in the SME sector can adopt approaches to address and mitigate biodiversity loss and create a global image for themselves as biodiversity friendly product provider.  SME’s in India can become Pro Biodiversity Businesses and cover three axis of engagement: conservation of biodiversity through the long-term sustainable use of biological resources, positive commercial returns on investments, and social, employment and cohesion benefits arising from the use of biological resources. Basically, the SMEs can strive to generate positive financial and biodiversity returns.

The session presented global experience on SME work on biodiversity and the opportunities arising out of it, policy intervention globally to make it happen and Innovative ways to achieve it.