We assist private, public and non-profit actors to care for our planet.

Please scroll down this page for an overview of our clients from the private, public and non-profit sectors.


Private Sector Clients


Africa Futura Wildlife Restoration Lda  – technical advisor to their planned 250,000 wilderness restoration project in Mozambique

Credit Suisse – guidance on strategic NGO engagement regarding environmental and social responsibility

D’Appolonia – biodiversity specialist for environmental and social auditing against the IFC Performance Standards

Danone – coordinated their Wetland Carbon Partnership with IUCN and Ramsar

DuPont – biodiversity specialist for their Sustainable Solutions division

Eon – development of guidance on managing the biodiversity aspects of offshore wind energy

Guinea Alumina Corporation – Lender’s Environmental and Social Consultant (LESC) member responsible for IFC PS6

Nord Stream 2 – Senior Biodiversity Advisor for compliance with IFC PS6

Petronas – advice on developing corporate policies and strategies on biodiversity, business ethics and water

PriceWaterhouseCoopers – collaboration on the TEEB for Business Report and the EU Business and Biodiversity Platform

Shell – co-author of the IUCN/Shell report on Building Biodiversity Business; guidance on biodiversity action in the Niger Delta

South Stream Offshore Gas Pipeline – Lender’s Environmental and Social Consultant (LESC) member responsible for IFC PS6

Total – guidance on biodiversity action and independent review processes, particularly in marine and coastal environments

Vale – Lender’s Environmental and Social Consultant (LESC) member responsible for IFC PS6 regarding the Nacala Corridor Project

Yemen LNG – head of IUCN’s advisory team for marine biodiversity management


Public Sector Clients


Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) – on-going support to policy development in the areas of financial resources, business engagement, and incentive measures; facilitator and presenter in the CBD Business Forum; member of the working groups on corporate biodiversity reporting and biodiversity indicators for agricultural commodities

European Commission (EC) – technical support to the EC Business @ Biodiversity Platform; discussions on innovative financial mechanisms for biodiversity; assessment of non-ODA biodiversity financing

European Investment Bank (EIB) – coordination of a tendering process to scope a biodiversity investment fund for Europe

Global Environment Facility (GEF) – independent review of the revision of the resource allocation framework; technical adviser to development of a business and biodiversity project in Nigeria and an ABS project in Myanmar; coordination and facilitation of IW:LEARN workshops on valuation of marine and river ecosystems

Global Mechanism – support to consultations and policy development on international trade and sustainable land management

Government of Kuwait – development and coordination of the first phase of the Independent Review Panel for the Kuwait Environmental Remediation Programme

Government of the Netherlands – support to the development of a new international, voluntary financing scheme for biodiversity under the CBD

Government of Switzerland – collaboration for a briefing for African governments in Nairobi on the Green Development Initiative

International Labour Organisation (ILO) – research reports on labour and the environment, jobs and foreign direct investment, and on sustainable enterprise; review of HQ/regional offices linkages in the employment programme

International Trade Centre (ITC) – research and expert advice on BioTrade, carbon exports and private sector engagement

PERSGA – organised workshops on the cost of environmental degradation in Cairo and on valuing marine biodiversity in Jeddah

Ramsar Convention on Wetlands – coordination of the Wetland Carbon Partnership with Danone and IUCN; guidance on scaling up corporate support

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) – independent review of the GEF as the financial mechanism; research and guidance on a resource mobilisation strategy

United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) – developed and coordinated the first phase of the Independent Review Panel of the Kuwait Environmental Remediation Programme

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) – programmatic and policy support to the BioTrade Initiative, including CBD COPs 8, 9 and 10

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – technical advisor for development of a GEF project to mainstream biodiversity into the oil and gas sector in the Niger Delta and for drafting a guide on biodiversity for the oil production sector in Russia

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – development of biodiversity policy models linked to European agreements; support to the conceptualisation of the Green Economy Initiative (GEI); co-author and inputs into  The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) report for business; editorial inputs to a trade and environment report; preparation of a GEF-6 PIF on ABS in Myanmar

United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) – development of strategic guidance on private sector engagement; research paper on the economics of disaster risk reduction

World Bank – technical advise on public expenditure review for sustainable land management in Uganda

World Heritage Centre – support for the development of a master’s degree programme on World Heritage at Work


Non-Profit Sector Clients


Duke University – contributes interns to Earth mind through their Geneva internship programme

Graduate Institute, Geneva – guest lectures on the Green Development Initiative and global biodiversity policy

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) – technical workshop and report on trade and sustainable land management with the Global Mechanism; partner for a Forum on Trade and Natural Resources at the 2015 Nairobi Trade and Development Symposium

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Business & Biodiversity – development of a SME engagement strategy; drafted the ‘business and markets journey’ and subsequent report for the 4th World Conservation Congress; support to due diligence report on engagement with Syngenta

Economics – coordinator of the Wetland Carbon Programme with Danone and Ramsar; co-author of the TEEB for Business Report and the IUCN/Shell report on Building Biodiversity Business; analysis of the policy discussion on a green economy; scoping of post-tsunami sustainable tourism opportunities; scoping study on conservation finance within and outside IUCN

Marine and Polar – chair of the Yemen LNG Independent Review Panel; technical support to Eon on the biodiversity impacts of offshore wind; organisation and facilitation of technical workshops on marine biodiversity valuation; presentations at the 2014 World Parks Congress; advisor to a new programme on plastics in the oceans
Water – organisation and facilitation of a technical workshop on valuation of rivers biodiversity with GEF IW:LEARN

Europe – technical support to the EC Business and Biodiversity Platform including preparation of the bid; development of the EU Conference on Business and Biodiversity under the Portuguese Presidency and drafting of the report; scoping a European campaign against overfishing

West Asia – economic valuation and business case for the coastal zone of Aqaba, Jordan

East and Southern Africa – expert adviser on a programme for sustainable and equitable gas developments in northern Mozambique

West and Central Africa – review of the use of economic valuation for biodiversity and livelihoods in West Africa

Le Comité Français de l’UICN – review of the first pilot project in Senegal of the Danone Wetland Carbon Partnership

Kent State University – contributes interns to Earthling organisation for their Geneva internship programme

Life Institute – collaboration in hosting the 4th Expert Meeting on the Green Development Initiative

Oxford University

Wildlife Research Unit – guest lecturer on business and biodiversity

Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment – adviser on their Programme on Protected Areas Resilience and new programmes on verified conservation and wild trade

Robert Kennedy College – lecturing and thesis adviser in online MBA and DBA programmes

Sustainable Management School Switzerland (SUMAS) – lecturer in international business and biodiversity on their MBA programme

University of Klagenfurt – guest lecturer on protected areas finance for their masters degree in protected areas management