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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” (7-8 November 2019 in Madrid) open for registrations!
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WEBINAR
Second webinar of the “Investing in Nature” webinar series on 16 September
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POLICY
European Commission publishes guidance documents on working with nature to resolve urgent societal challenges
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WORKSHOP
Launch of the Biodiversity and Industry Platform – 24 September 2019
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TRAINING
Do you know what the value of nature to your business is? - Business Training on the Value of Nature
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RESEARCH
Biodiversity thrives on Indigenous-managed lands
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AWARD
European Natura 2000 Award is open for applications until 30 September!
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RESEARCH & INNOVATION
EU B@B Platform submits research and innovation ideas for Horizon Europe consideration
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ONLINE SURVEY
Private Finance Interest in Natural Capital
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CASE STUDY
Case-studies on Biodiversity Net Gain Strategy in Sweden
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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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