The EU Business @ Biodiversity Platform: Phase 2
The European Business and Biodiversity (B@B) Platform provides an EU level forum for sustained and strategic dialogue about the links between business and biodiversity. Through three separate thematic workstreams, the Platform will deliver tangible results by working with business to develop tools and approaches that integrate biodiversity considerations into business practice. The B@B Platform also helps to coordinate and to raise awareness of innovative national and international initiatives, and showcase business best practices at EU level.
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This section will be periodically updated to include the latest news of interest to members.
Priorities for next year – Please vote!
2 December 2014
While it has been decided to continue the work of the three Workstreams during year 2 of the EU B@B Platform, new priorities have to be fixed. The first ideas identified by the Workstream leaders have been presented and discussed during the B@B Annual Conference. The participants to the Annual Conference then received the opportunities to provide additional ideas during after the conference. The different inputs have been revised and all the members of the B@B Platform have now the opportunity to vote for their preferred topic. You can access the poll here.
EU B@B Platform outputs from all three Workstreams are now available
7 November 2014
After one year of work, the outputs from Workstream 1 on Natural Capital Accounting, Workstream 2 on Innovation for Biodiversity and Business and Workstream on Access to Finance and Innovative Finance Mechanisms are now available online.
- On Workstream 1 member companies, in cooperation with the EU B@B team, developed a Guide to select an NCA approach together with a new NCA Decision-matrix Tool.
- On Workstream 2, based on evidence provided by the B@B Platform members, a short report presents the objectives, approach, method and findings of the Workstream. This report is accompanied by 21 case studies showcasing innovative business models and their benefits for both biodiversity and businesses.
- On Worksteam 3, based on evidence provided by the B@B Platform members, a short report presents the objectives, approach, method and findings of the Workstream. This report is accompanied by 15 case studies showcasing innovative financing mechanisms and their positive impacts on biodiversity and businesses.
This section will be periodically updated to include the latest events of interest to members.
B@B Annual Conference: Highlights
2 December 2014
The first Annual Conference of the EU B@B Platform took place in Brussels on 21 November 2014. Many businesses attended this exciting event and learned from different frontrunners in the field of business and biodiversity. If you did not have the chance to attend the event in person, a short summary of the day is now available together with the presentations and the agenda of the conference.