copy the linklink copied!Annex B. Translating international biodiversity goals into corporate biodiversity goals

Table A B.1. provides suggestions to translate international biodiversity goals into corporate biodiversity goals (Smith et al., 2018[24]).

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Table  A B.1. Translating the international biodiversity goals into corporate biodiversity goals

International Biodiversity Goals

Corporate Biodiversity Goals

Example of business actions

Address causes of biodiversity loss by mainstreaming biodiversity across government and society

Mainstream and embed biodiversity into decision-making

  • Integrate biodiversity in business and investment decisions

  • Adopt voluntary certification schemes and standards

Reduce the direct pressures on biodiversity and promote sustainable use

Reduce impacts and promote sustainable use in operations or supply chain

  • Reduce or eliminate impacts on species and habitat directly affected by operations or supply chain

  • Adopt measures to ensure sustainable use of resources

  • Prevent the introduction or spread of invasive species

Improve the status of biodiversity by safeguarding ecosystems, species and genetic diversity

Improve the status of biodiversity

  • Establish private protected areas or support establishment or management of public protected areas

  • Implement ecosystem restoration actions

  • Invest in nature-friendly solutions, e.g. natural infrastructure

Enhance the benefits to all from biodiversity and ecosystem services

Enhance the benefits society draws from biodiversity

  • Account for the needs of indigenous groups, women, the poor

  • Ensure access to, and benefit sharing from, natural resources while operating within sustainable limits

  • Adhere to or incorporate international, domestic and sub-national rules that related to biodiversity

Enhance implementation through participatory planning, knowledge management and capacity building

Stakeholder engagement, support and knowledge sharing

  • Engage in stakeholder dialogue to manage biodiversity impacts

  • Incorporate traditional knowledge into strategic planning for sustainable management of biodiversity

  • Share biodiversity monitoring data to assist decision-making and adaptive management

Source: Adapted from (Smith et al., 2018[24]).

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