To guide and mentor business organisations in India on conservation and sustainable use, the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development launched the India Business & Biodiversity Initiative (IBBI). This business-led initiative serves as a national platform for business, to promote sharing and learning, and will ultimately lead to mainstreaming...

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To guide and mentor business organisations in India on conservation and sustainable use, the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development launched the India Business & Biodiversity Initiative (IBBI). This business-led initiative serves as a national platform for business, to promote sharing and learning, and will ultimately lead to mainstreaming sustainable management of biological diversity by business. IBBI was initiated by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India

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To sensitise, guide and mentor Indian business organisations in biodiversity conservation and sustainable use related to their operations, across their value chain and beyond towards conservation of India’s biodiversity.

Mission

Understanding the linkage and impacts of business operations on biodiversity

Advocacy on the need for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use

Identifying and partnering with Government, Non-Governmental Organisations and local communities to create synergies in biodiversity conservation

Documenting and sharing of local and global best practices in biodiversity conservation and sustainable use

Adoption of replicable local and global best practices.

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Demonstrating leadership in Biodiversity Management

This report is a consolidated disclosure of IBBI member companies on biodiversity. Each company at the time of becoming a member of India Business and Biodiversity Initiative (IBBI) is required to sign a 10-point declaration. One of the conditions is to disclose their activities on biodiversity every two years. IBBI was started in 2014, therefore this report is the first consolidated disclosure of 16 members that joined back then.

Business and Biodiversity in India

Biodiversity is essential for the survival of life on our planet. The Convention on Biological Diversity defines it as 'the variability among living organisms from all sources including inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are a part; this includes diversity within species, between 1 species and of ecosystems. It provides a number of vital and indispensable services that sustain life on earth.

Small Business - A Big Deal for Biodiversity

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are already the heart of the local economies. SMEs prosper due to adaptability, innovation, persistence, and biodiversity. But what is ‘biodiversity’? All animals, from flies to tigers. All plants, from grass to giant trees. Forests and oceans. But also a person’s garden, green company sites, meadows, and a city park. All the variety of earth together is called biodiversity. All companies interact with biodiversity, through dependence on natural resources, and their impact on biodiversity.

Global Business Practices for Mainstreaming Biodiversity

The conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity needs to and is increasingly becoming an essential component of corporate responsibility strategies. CII India Business and Biodiversity Initiative (IBBI), presents the business case of DSCL Sugar—a subsidiary of DCM SHRIRAM on risk identification and management in the area of agriculture production, its impacts and dependencies on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Reimagining Business for Biodiversity Enhancement

Planet earth has sustained life for about 3.5 billion years, providing resources for sustenance of life. But gradually, we have forgotten the path of co-existence and we race ahead ignoring the fact that we are an integral part of the earth and the earth is an integral part of us. 

Demonstrating leadership in Biodiversity Management

This report is a consolidated disclosure of IBBI member companies on biodiversity. Each company at the time of becoming a member of India Business and Biodiversity Initiative (IBBI) is required to sign a 10-point declaration. One of the conditions is to disclose their activities on biodiversity every two years. IBBI was started in 2014, therefore this report is the first consolidated disclosure of 16 members that joined back then.

Business and Biodiversity in India

Biodiversity is essential for the survival of life on our planet. The Convention on Biological Diversity defines it as 'the variability among living organisms from all sources including inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are a part; this includes diversity within species, between 1 species and of ecosystems. It provides a number of vital and indispensable services that sustain life on earth.

Small Business - A Big Deal for Biodiversity

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are already the heart of the local economies. SMEs prosper due to adaptability, innovation, persistence, and biodiversity. But what is ‘biodiversity’? All animals, from flies to tigers. All plants, from grass to giant trees. Forests and oceans. But also a person’s garden, green company sites, meadows, and a city park. All the variety of earth together is called biodiversity. All companies interact with biodiversity, through dependence on natural resources, and their impact on biodiversity.

Global Business Practices for Mainstreaming Biodiversity

The conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity needs to and is increasingly becoming an essential component of corporate responsibility strategies. CII India Business and Biodiversity Initiative (IBBI), presents the business case of DSCL Sugar—a subsidiary of DCM SHRIRAM on risk identification and management in the area of agriculture production, its impacts and dependencies on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Reimagining Business for Biodiversity Enhancement

Planet earth has sustained life for about 3.5 billion years, providing resources for sustenance of life. But gradually, we have forgotten the path of co-existence and we race ahead ignoring the fact that we are an integral part of the earth and the earth is an integral part of us.