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India Business & Biodiversity Initiative


IBBI is a business-led initiative that 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.


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.


Understanding the linkage and impacts of business operations on biodiversity.

Advocacy on the need for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use.

Identifying and partnering with Governmental, NGOs 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.

IBBI Declaration

Mapping biodiversity interfaces with business operations

Enhancing awareness on biodiversity with the organisation

Considering the impacts of business decisions on biodiversity

Setting objectives and targets for biodiversity management

Designating an individual within the organisation as biodiversity champion

Assessing biodiversity risks and opportunities

Including the applicable biodiversity aspects in the environmental management systems

Encouraging relevant stakeholders to support better biodiversity management

Enaging in policy advocacy and dialogue with Government, NGOs and academia on biodiversity concerns

Initiating the valuation of relevant biodiversity and eco-system services


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Newsletter July-Aug 2023

IBBI Newsletter July-Aug


Newsletter April-May 2023

IBBI Newsletter April-May


Publication July 2021

Indian Industry Performance Towards Biodiversity


Publication December 2020

Guidebook for biodiversity management


Publication November 2020

IBBI Guidance Document for Biodiversity Disclosure


Publication August 2020

Guidebook for Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Indian Agriculture Sector


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