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This publication summarizes the results of research on the triple bottom line, emphasizing environmental, social and economic sustainability in the ecolodge sector. Key factors are highlighted that make an ecolodge environmentally, socially and financially successful. Ecolodges: Exploring Opportunities for Sustainable Business - International Finance Corporation, Washington, DC, USA, 2004 [Published: 2004]
Guidelines, Global
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Construction projects, whether commercial developments, housing estates, infrastructure or public-sector projects, all have the potential to damage natural habitats, threatening wildlife and plant species. The construction industry therefore has an important role to play in protecting sensitive sites and minimising damage to ecology. There is generally a poor understanding of biodiversity issues within the construction industry, however. To help the industry tackle this, BRE and CIRIA have developed the following set of complementary biodiversity indicators that allow the impact of construction projects on biodiversity to be measured:
1. Impact on biodiversity: product.
2. Impact on biodiversity: construction process.
3. Area of habitat. Biodiversity Indicators for Construction Projects - Woodall, R and Crowhurst, D, Construction Industry Research and Information Association, London, UK, July 2003 [Published: 2003]
Guidelines, Global
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Biodiversity is the life support system for our planet. There are more than six billion people and the world is heading for eight or nine billion by 2050. Their livelihoods depend on our planet’s biodiversity, in the form of ecosytems, species and genetic material. There may be differences of opinion about the rate of loss, but there is no doubt that ecosystems, species and genes are being lost or damaged faster than ever before. Such a loss undermines the natural richness of our planet and threatens our future sustainability. This report acknowledges that business and society in general share responsibility for the current deteriorating situation as well as for solutions to improve it. Business & Biodiversity: The Handbook for Corporate Action - Earthwatch Institute (Europe), International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, 2002 [Published: 2002]
Guidelines, Global
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We reviewed the biodiversity requirements of 36 environmental standards sampled from eight business sectors with the aims of gaining an understanding of the treatment of biodiversity across sectors, to highlight commonalities and differences, and to help businesses and funding agencies to improve their internal processes. It is also hoped that this review will stimulate the development of best practice guidelines and ultimately result in more effective and harmonised standards.

UNEP-WCMC 2011. Review of the Biodiversity Requirements of Standards and Certification Schemes: A snapshot of current practices. Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Montréal, Canada. Technical Series No. 63, 30 pages.   [Published: 2011]
Standards, Global
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The guidance provided in this Part 3: Biodiversity Impact Assessment Toolbox complements Part 1: Core Guidance for Project Proponents and Part 2: Social Impact Assessment Toolbox. Biodiversity impact assessment requires expert inputs in the design and other aspects of monitoring as described in Section 5, and local participation in identifying the biodiversity objectives of a project and understanding likely biodiversity effects of interventions is usually essential. Biodiversity impacts often result in livelihood impacts as well, and for these reasons the guidance in Part 2 is also relevant to Part 3. Social and Biodiversity Impact Assessment are best done in an integrated way. 

Pitman, N. 2011. Social and Biodiversity Impact Assessment Manual for REDD+ Projects: Part 3 – Biodiversity Impact Assessment Toolbox.  Forest Trends, Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance, Rainforest Alliance and Fauna & Flora International. Washington, DC. [Published: 2011]
Conservation Management, Guidelines, Global
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This Standard on Biodiversity Offsets (‘the Standard’)… have been prepared by the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) to help auditors, developers, conservation groups, communities, governments and financial institutions that wish to assess biodiversity offsets against the BBOP Principles, Criteria and Indicators.

Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP). 2012. Standard on Biodiversity Offsets. [Published: 2012]
Standards, Global
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To develop a better understanding on the above issues, the Wildlife Conservation Society Indonesia Program in collaboration with Zoological Society of London has carried out a study on the Indonesian legal and policy framework related to biodiversity conservation within oil palm plantations.

Legal and Policy Barriers for Biodiversity Conservation Within Oil Palm Plantations - Technical Report, Wildlife Conservation Society, Suer Suryadi, Bogor, September 2011   [Published: 2011]
Policy, Agriculture and Ranching, Asia
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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) define global sustainable development priorities and aspirations for 2030 and seek to mobilize global efforts around a common set of goals and targets. The SDGs call for worldwide action among governments, business and civil society to end poverty and create a life of dignity and opportunity for all, within the boundaries of the planet. [Published: 2015]
Guidelines, Global
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Private companies and investors can profit from the enhancement of nature in general and from specific investments allocated to improve biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES). The question is: What is the incentive, from a private sector point of view, to invest in nature, and what are the barriers and opportunities? This article demonstrates that new markets and business models are developing which are based on BES, thereby offering investment opportunities and contributing to nature conservation at the same time. Opportunities and challenges for private sector entrepreneurship and investment in biodiversity, ecosystem services and nature conservation - Tineke Lambooy & Yulia Levashova, International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, 2011 [Published: 2012]
Guidelines, Global
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The Danone wet carbon partnership – an initiative of the Danone Group, IUCN and Ramsar – aims to preserve and restore wetland ecosystems that are crucial to the carbon cycle, in various locations across the planet.  Specifically, the partnership’s objective is to provide a means for the Danone Group to offset the carbon emissions of some of its brands, primarily Evian, by preserving and restoring wetlands. Guidance for wet carbon project proposals - Francis Vorhies, July 2010 [Published: 2010]
Guidelines, Global
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