Business & Biodiversity Council
A community of business leaders committed to taking positive environmental actions in their businesses that contribute to the conservation of biodiversity.
There is a growing recognition within the private sector of the importance of biodiversity and its relevance to business. Enlightened corporate leaders are driving change within their industries and embracing the principles of sustainability. Yet, few opportunities exist for interaction with like-minded leaders from different sectors of the business community.
Convened by Conservation International (CI), the Business & Biodiversity Council is an action-oriented forum for corporate leaders to work with each other in finding ways to institute pro-environmental practices.
Opportunities for Learning and Networking
Many global companies recognize the importance of biodiversity to their businesses. However, they have few opportunities to learn about biodiversity and share approaches with like-minded companies both within and outside their industry. The Council provides a forum for leading companies to gain valuable insights from other Council members on real world solutions for integrating biodiversity consideration into company operations. Access to Business and Environment Expertise
Scientific, policy, economic and business experts from a variety of organizations are called upon to provide their expertise on integrating environmental issues into business management systems. These unique perspectives help Council members to better understand how their companies can most effectively contribute to conservation efforts. Council members also receive all publications from CI and CI’s Center for Environmental Leadership in Business Visibility and Acknowledgment of Council Members’ Participation
CI believes it is important to acknowledge the positive contributions of the private sector to biodiversity conservation as a way to encourage the replication of environmentally friendly practices across industry sectors. As Council members work with CI to achieve conservation outcomes, those successes will be profiled at CI special events and receive distinct acknowledgment in CI’s annual report, newsletter and website.
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• Bank of America
• Ford Motor Company
• General Mills, Inc
• General Growth Properties, Inc
• JPMorgan Chase
• Kraft Foods Inc.
• Office Depot
• Royal Caribbean
• Shell Group
• Starbucks Coffee Company
• United Airlines
• United Technologies
• The Walt Disney Company
• Weyerhaeuser Company
• WhiteWave Foods
• Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
• Business and Biodiversity Council Factsheet (pdf, 674 kb)
Business and Biodiversity Council