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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

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Have your say about the EU B@B Platform’s new priorities for 2023

As a new year begins, the EU B@B Platform embarks on a new phase marking a decade of successful operations. The European Commission is now ready to launch Phase 5 of the EU B@B Platform, a critical stage in the journey towards the institutionalization of biodiversity.

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Two webinars for the financial sector on COP15 and assessing nature

The Finance and Biodiversity Foundation (FfBF), Finance@Biodiversity Community, UNEP FI and PRI are organising two webinars for the financial sector on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), COP15 and setting targets and assessing nature.

Our mission statement

Every business impacts on, and depends on, nature to some degree, and as a result will experience risks and/or opportunities. These impacts and dependencies create costs and benefits not only for the business, but also for society. The members of the EU Business and Biodiversity Platform agree that there is much to gain both for nature and for businesses from better understanding the interlinks between business activities and nature.

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 measure and integrate the value of nature into business practices.

Through its activities the Platform pursues the following objectives:

  • Supporting the development of methods, criteria and standards that enable to account for the value of biodiversity and the services derived from nature into business decisions (this includes natural capital accounting, a methodology for the quantitative measurement of ecosystem services and their values and their incorporation in the accounting systems of a company);
  • Foster the integration of biodiversity and natural capital into decision-making process of a critical mass of businesses and financial institutions who take action to do “no harm” on biodiversity and improve their resilience.

By pursuing its objectives, the EU B@B Platform contributes to a biodiversity-friendly economy that works for people and planet, and creates business value or reduces risks for businesses. Measuring and integrating the value of nature and its services into business decisions contribute to protecting and conserving biodiversity across the EU and beyond, thereby helping to deliver on the objectives of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2030.

How to get involved

The EU B@B Platform is proud to bring together close to 300 member organisations striving to integrate biodiversity and natural capital considerations into their activities. All types of businesses, from SMEs to larger companies, engaged in business@biodiversity and natural capital are invited to become active members of the EU B@B Platform and share their best practices. Other interested parties, such as biodiversity conservation NGOs, organisations engaged in sustainable business innovation and national governments, are encouraged to join our community by subscribing to our newsletter.

What will you gain from joining the EU B@B Platform?

  • Opportunities for networking and collaboration with like-minded peers through shared experiences and mutual learning;
  • Opportunities to engage in working groups and gain knowledge on how to integrate biodiversity and natural capital considerations into your activities and to assess/measure/report your impacts and dependencies on natural capital and biodiversity;
  • Opportunities to directly engage with policy makers at EU level;
  • Access to key information about recent policy developments and funding opportunities in the area of business and biodiversity through our quarterly newsletter; and
  • Access to new business partners and business opportunities across Europe.

To become a member of the EU B@B platform, fill in the application below. We review applications on a monthly basis – you will hear back from us very soon.

The success of the Platform rests on the involvement and collaboration of its members. If you are willing to contribute more actively to the Platform’s activities, feel free to contact the workstream leaders directly, no matter the type of organisation you represent. If you are a business and are willing to take a prominent role as B@B leader in one of our workstreams, please also get in touch with one of the workstream leaders.

Contacts

For information on the B@B Platform, please contact anna.karamat@ec.europa.eu and Jerome.kisielewicz@icf.com.

If you want to get involved in the workstreams, please contact the workstream leaders:

The B@B platform newsletter, issued quarterly, features the latest information and updates on activities, and identifies relevant events and initiatives on business and biodiversity

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