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The EU Business @ Biodiversity Platform provides a unique forum for dialogue and policy interface to discuss the links between business and biodiversity at EU level. It was set up by the European Commission with the aim to work with and help businesses integrate natural capital and biodiversity considerations into business practices.
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Why do businesses need to care about
natural capital and biodiversity?

Every business impacts and depends on natural capital to some degree and will experience risks and/or opportunities associated with these relationships. All of the impacts and dependencies create costs and benefits not only for the business, but also for society. The European Commission and the members of the EU B@B Platform agree that there is a lot to gain for nature and for businesses from better understanding the interdependencies between business activities and natural capital and biodiversity.

Workstreams

The EU B@B Platform works with pioneering companies to develop a set of business tools and approaches that integrate biodiversity considerations into business practice. Our work is focused across three separate thematic workstreams:

News & Insights

EVENTS
Outcomes of the International Conference “Business & biodiversity: roadmaps to positive impact”
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REPORT
Scaling Business and Biodiversity through Innovation and Positive Impact Finance: a paper for financial institutions, businesses and policy makers
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PAPER
Business members of the CoP F@B publish a “Common Ground” report on a biodiversity footprinting methodology
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TOOLS
The Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA) launches a tool to assess the Economic Impact of Environmental Degradation
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INITIATIVES
Engaging the business sector in the biodiversity and ecosystems agenda: methodologies and case studies from Brazil
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REPORT
This is Natural Capital 2018: a review of progress within the natural capital movement from the Natural Capital Coalition
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SPEECH
Commissioner Vella speech at the Global Business & Biodiversity Forum, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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INITIATIVE
The EU Pollinators Initiative: long and short-term objectives to halt the decline of pollinating insects
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