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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

CONFERENCE
“European Business and Nature Summit”, co-organised by the EU B@B Platform, to take place on 7-8 November 2019 in Madrid
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INITIATIVE
Horizon Europe 2021-27: Open Call for innovative ideas on biodiversity integration into business. Deadline May 31st
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REPORT
New report released by the IPBES on global degradation of biodiversity suggests that 1 million species already face extinction
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CONFERENCE
23-24 May: EU Conference on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services agenda to 2020 and beyond
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WORKSHOP
First foundations for biodiversity measurement approaches laid down at a Technical Workshop on 26-27 March 2019
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WORKSHOP
The EU Community of Practice Finance@Biodiversity explored tools to identify biodiversity risks and opportunities in high impact sectors
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INITIATIVE
Call for Papers on nature-based solutions: deadline May 31st
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POLICY
EU B@B Platform members to attend French G7 meeting featuring biodiversity financing among the top agenda priorities
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CASE STUDY
Private Business Action for Biodiversity: a project on promising methods for biodiversity-friendly production and commercialization
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GUIDELINE
Assessing natural capital risks across the agricultural sector: a new guide from the Natural Capital Finance Alliance
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REPORT
Why is biological diversity so important? A report from KfW on the state of biodiversity loss and its impact on human life
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GOOD PRACTICE
A network of active quarries for biodiversity: evidence from the EU LIFE funding programme
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INITIATIVE
Natural climate solutions: a newly launched website to ‘catalyse global enthusiasm for drawing down carbon by restoring ecosystems’
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Key reports & ongoing initiatives

Assessment of biodiversity accounting approaches for businesses and financial institutions: new report
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Scaling Business and Biodiversity through Innovation and Positive Impact Finance: a paper for financial institutions, businesses and policy makers
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Business members of the CoP F@B publish a “Common Ground” report on a biodiversity footprinting methodology
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The EU Pollinators Initiative: long and short-term objectives to halt the decline of pollinating insects
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