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The Roundtable on Responsible Soy Standard for Responsible Soy Production, version 1.0 (RTRS Standard) is the result of a multistakeholder development process, which involved representatives from the three RTRS membership constituencies, and included several public consultation periods. This standard applies to all kinds of soybeans, including
conventionally grown, organic, and genetically modified (GM). It has been designed to be used for all scales of soy production and all the countries where soy is produced. RTRS Standard for Responsible Soy Production Version 1.0 - Round Table on Responsible Soy Assosciation, Sao Paolo, Brazil, March 2010, Approved by RTRS General Assembly 10 June 2010 [Published: 2010]
Standards, Agriculture and Ranching, Global
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In late 2008, IUCN’s Business and Biodiversity Programme embarked on a project to explore IUCN members’ experiences in developing biodiversity businesses as part of their conservation programmes... The ‘Lessons learned from building biodiversity business for conservation’ report is one of the outputs of the project. This report captures common challenges and lessons learned from the experiences of 40 IUCN members involved in different stages and forms in the development of biodiversity businesses. This exercise was considered important to enable cross-learning between organisations developing biodiversity businesses as well as for understanding the threats and opportunities of using business as a conservation tool. Lessons learned from building biodiversity business for conservation - Maria Ana Borges, Business and Biodiversity Programme, IUCN, Gland, Switzerland, 2009 [Published: 2009]
Guidelines, Global
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This Biodiversity Finance Compendium is meant to facilitate the discussions on and practical implementation of biodiversity financing mechanisms and instruments...  The information presented in the Compendium builds on the experience gained so far in the framework of the European Biodiversity Resourcing Initiative and related activities and projects.  European Biodiversity Finance Compendium - Vineta Goba, Yuca Waarts, ECNC-European Centre for Nature Conservation, Tilburg, the Netherlands, 2008 [Published: 2008]
Guidelines, Finance, Europe
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This report is the fruit of collaboration between IUCN and Shell International Limited, which aim to identify potential market-based mechanisms and new business opportunities to conserve biodiversity. It represents the results of consultation with more than 60 organisations, including commercial banks and insurance companies, private foundations, multilateral and bilateral aid agencies, NGOs, think-tanks, academics and investment fund managers. Building Biodiversity Business- Bishop, J., Kapila, S., Hicks, F., Mitchell, P. and Vorhies, F., Shell International Limited and the International Union for Conservation of Nature: London, UK, and Gland, Switzerland, 2008 [Published: 2008]
Guidelines, Global
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The Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards were created to foster the development and marketing of projects that deliver credible and significant climate, community and biodiversity benefits in an integrated, sustainable manner. Projects that meet the Standards adopt best practices to deliver robust and credible greenhouse gas reductions while also delivering net positive benefits to local communities and biodiversity. Climate, Community and Biodiversity Project Design Standards - Charles Ehrhart et al, The Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance, December 2008 [Published: 2008]
Guidelines, Global
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The mining and metals industry’s biodiversity conservation performance is under increasing scrutiny from NGOs, commentators and financial analysts. This is due in part to a growing awareness of the importance of biodiversity conservation, but also because the industry often operates in remote and environmentally sensitive areas of the world. Demonstrating a commitment to biodiversity conservation is now an essential element of sustainable development for the mining and metals industry. Good Practice Guidance for Mining and Biodiversity - International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), London, UK, 2006 [Published: 2006]
Guidelines, Extractive Industries, Global
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This guide, and its companion report, Integrating Sustainability into Business: A management guide for responsible tour operations, are designed to help the individual assigned responsibility for promoting responsible tourism determine both what needs to be changed within a company, and how to facilitate those changes. Integrating Sustainability Into Business: An Implementation Guide for Responsible Tourism Coordinators - UNEP, Paris, France, 2005 [Published: 2005]
Guidelines, Recreation and Tourism, Global
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The idea of sustainability – and its three pillars of economic, environmental and social action – is now a part of decision-making in many fields. For tourism, as for other industries, the implementation of sustainable development relies on companies accepting their social and environmental responsibilities towards society, and making changes to their business practices to improve their sustainability performance. Integrating Sustainability Into Business: A Management Guide for Responsible Tour Operations - UNEP, Paris, France, 2005 [Published: 2005]
Guidelines, Recreation and Tourism, Global
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This IPIECA guide is designed to help HSE professionals and other relevant staff, e.g. those involved with project planning, in the oil and gas industry to develop Biodiversity Action Plans (BAPs) for their sites and projects. BAPs are a systematic approach to biodiversity conservation that can build on, and be integrated with, existing company activities and processes throughout the oil and gas project life cycle. A Guide to Developing Biodiversity Action Plans for the Oil and Gas Sector - IPIECA/OGP, October 2005 [Published: 2005]
Guidelines, Extractive Industries, Global
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These principles are intended to promote “biodiversity-inclusive” impact assessment (IA), including Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for projects, and strategic environmental assessment (SEA) for policies, plans and programs. They should help practitioners to integrate biodiversity in IA, decision-makers to commission and review IAs, and other stakeholders to ensure their biodiversity interests are addressed in development planning. Biodiversity in Impact Assessment - International Association for Impact Assessment, Fargo, ND, USA, July 2005 [Published: 2005]
Guidelines, Global
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