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 mainstreami...

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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.

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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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India Business & Biodiversity Initiative

A guidebook for biodiversity management

This publication provides insights on biodiversity and its links with businesses, maps seven major sectors for its impacts and dependencies on biodiversity and benchmarks best practices on biodiversity management globally in those sectors. At the end it provides a detailed and informative roadmap for implementing biodiversity management in any company. The publication promotes biodiversity, not as a problem, but as an opportunity to help decision-making processes and achieve broad social and economic goals.

Guidebook for Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Indian AgricultureSector

India is an agrarian economy with the agriculture sector as a key contributor to GDP. India is one of the centres of origin for many valuable crops and is considered as a global agriculture powerhouse. Operations within the entire agriculture value chain- production, processing, distribution, consumption and waste, not only have impacts on biodiversity but these impacts pose a threat to businesses. The ‘Guidebook for Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Indian Agriculture Sector’ provides insights into inter-linkages of Indian agri-business and biodiversity as well as the relevant National Biodiversity Targets (NBTs).

Guidebook for Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Indian Forestry Sector

India is one of the mega biodiversity countries supporting major forest types varying from alpine pastures in Himalayas to temperate, sub-tropical, tropical forests and mangroves in coastal areas. The forestry sector in India covers industries like Wood & Furniture, Pulp & Paper, Non-wood Forest Produce (NWFPs), Fuelwood, etc. The major source of raw material is forest, farm forestry and social forestry. Each industry in the forestry sector has its own implications with respect to its dependency and impact on biodiversity. The ‘Guidebook for Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Indian Forestry Sector’ provides insights into inter-linkages of Indian business operating in the forestry sector and biodiversity as well as the relevant National Biodiversity Targets (NBTs).

Guidebook for Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Indian Mining Sector

Mining in India dates back to the Indus valley civilization and the sector has grown huge with technology and modernisation. India is rich in many on-shore and off-shore minerals and is a large resource base for key minerals. The impacts and dependencies of mining activity on biodiversity and ecosystem services varies throughout the life cycle of mining and is also based on the methodology of ore extraction i.e. open cast mine or underground. The impact of mining sector also depends on the life of mine operation and impacts can occur over a period of time along with the geography of the area. The ‘Guidebook for Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Indian Mining Sector’ provides insights into inter-linkages of Indian business operating in the mining sector and biodiversity as well as relevant National Biodiversity Targets (NBTs)

India Business & Biodiversity Initiative

A guidebook for biodiversity management

This publication provides insights on biodiversity and its links with businesses, maps seven major sectors for its impacts and dependencies on biodiversity and benchmarks best practices on biodiversity management globally in those sectors. At the end it provides a detailed and informative roadmap for implementing biodiversity management in any company. The publication promotes biodiversity, not as a problem, but as an opportunity to help decision-making processes and achieve broad social and economic goals.

Guidebook for Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Indian AgricultureSector

India is an agrarian economy with the agriculture sector as a key contributor to GDP. India is one of the centres of origin for many valuable crops and is considered as a global agriculture powerhouse. Operations within the entire agriculture value chain- production, processing, distribution, consumption and waste, not only have impacts on biodiversity but these impacts pose a threat to businesses. The ‘Guidebook for Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Indian Agriculture Sector’ provides insights into inter-linkages of Indian agri-business and biodiversity as well as the relevant National Biodiversity Targets (NBTs).

Guidebook for Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Indian Forestry Sector

India is one of the mega biodiversity countries supporting major forest types varying from alpine pastures in Himalayas to temperate, sub-tropical, tropical forests and mangroves in coastal areas. The forestry sector in India covers industries like Wood & Furniture, Pulp & Paper, Non-wood Forest Produce (NWFPs), Fuelwood, etc. The major source of raw material is forest, farm forestry and social forestry. Each industry in the forestry sector has its own implications with respect to its dependency and impact on biodiversity. The ‘Guidebook for Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Indian Forestry Sector’ provides insights into inter-linkages of Indian business operating in the forestry sector and biodiversity as well as the relevant National Biodiversity Targets (NBTs).

Guidebook for Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Indian Mining Sector

Mining in India dates back to the Indus valley civilization and the sector has grown huge with technology and modernisation. India is rich in many on-shore and off-shore minerals and is a large resource base for key minerals. The impacts and dependencies of mining activity on biodiversity and ecosystem services varies throughout the life cycle of mining and is also based on the methodology of ore extraction i.e. open cast mine or underground. The impact of mining sector also depends on the life of mine operation and impacts can occur over a period of time along with the geography of the area. The ‘Guidebook for Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Indian Mining Sector’ provides insights into inter-linkages of Indian business operating in the mining sector and biodiversity as well as relevant National Biodiversity Targets (NBTs)