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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IBBI India Business & Biodiversity Initiative

IBBI India Business & Biodiversity Initiative

IBBI Guidance Document for Biodiversity Disclosure

Biodiversity and ecosystem services are critical to businesses, for achieving sustainable development. Businesses are faced with challenges and risks of over-exploitation of natural resources, land-use change, habitat diversion, climate change and pollution which are leading to loss of biodiversity and degradation of ecosystem services. The IBBI declaration helps organisations to map their business linkages with biodiversity and ecosystem services and to identify the risks and opportunities across their value chain. The effective biennial biodiversity reporting, which includes regular mapping of biodiversity and ecosystem aspects across their businesses adds value in several areas.  This guidance document provides guidance to Indian businesses to develop disclosures on natural capital and enable businesses to effectively communicate about biodiversity and ecosystem services by providing standardised data and showcasing the achieved positive outcomes.

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.

IBBI India Business & Biodiversity Initiative

IBBI India Business & Biodiversity Initiative

IBBI Guidance Document for Biodiversity Disclosure

Biodiversity and ecosystem services are critical to businesses, for achieving sustainable development. Businesses are faced with challenges and risks of over-exploitation of natural resources, land-use change, habitat diversion, climate change and pollution which are leading to loss of biodiversity and degradation of ecosystem services. The IBBI declaration helps organisations to map their business linkages with biodiversity and ecosystem services and to identify the risks and opportunities across their value chain. The effective biennial biodiversity reporting, which includes regular mapping of biodiversity and ecosystem aspects across their businesses adds value in several areas.  This guidance document provides guidance to Indian businesses to develop disclosures on natural capital and enable businesses to effectively communicate about biodiversity and ecosystem services by providing standardised data and showcasing the achieved positive outcomes.

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.