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This Standard is part of the set of GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards). These Standards are designed to be used by organizations to report about their impacts on the economy, the environment, and society. [Published: 2016]
Standards, Global
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This paper is a product of the Climate Change Cross-Cutting Solutions Area, and a background paper to “The Triple Dividend of Resilience” report, a joint initiative by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery and the Overseas Development Institute. It is part of a larger effort by the World Bank to provide open access to its research and make a contribution to development policy discussions around the world. [Published: 2016]
Policy, Global
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The mitigation hierarchy is a tool designed to help users limit, as far as possible, the negative impacts of development projects on biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES). It involves a sequence of four key actions—‘avoid’, ‘minimize’, ‘restore’ and ‘offset’—and provides a best-practice approach to aid in the sustainable management of living, natural resources by establishing a mechanism to balance conservation needs with development priorities.  [Published: 2015]
Conservation Management, Guidelines, Extractive Industries, Extractive Industries, Global
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IFC Guidance Note 6: Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources. Guidance Note 6 corresponds to Performance Standard 6.  [Published: 2012]
Standards, Global
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The M&S biodiversity process establishes a mandatory procedure for addressing and enhancing biodiversity in the construction and operation of major store building projects.  Marks & Spencer Sustainable Construction Biodiversity Guide - Marks and Spencer plc, 2010 [Published: 2010]
Guidelines, Business and Finance, Global
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The Guide to Conservation Finance provides an overview of conservation financing mechanisms that have been implemented throughout the world. The guide informs field practitioners about which of the available financing mechanisms they could apply to achieve their conservation aims. The various mechanisms are illustrated with short case studies that demonstrate both successes and challenges. In addition, the guide provides a list of resources and Web links for further exploration of the conservation finance field. [Published: 2009]
Guidelines, Finance, Global
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This document is a complete revision of the 2006 Operational Guidelines for Private Sector Engagement (developed in response to Resolutions 3.060 and 3.061 and presented to and noted by the IUCN Council in May 2006), in response to Resolution 4.086 adopted at the 4th IUCN World Conservation Congress (Barcelona, 2008) which calls “on IUCN’s Council as soon as possible, in consultation with the Director General, to approve the Operational Guidelines by which the IUCN Secretariat and the Commissions interact with the private sector and to establish and implement effective mechanisms for consultation and communication with members and Commissions on issues related to private-sector engagement”. [Published: 2009]
Guidelines, Global
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IUCN is exploring opportunities for engaging with Kuoni travel Holding Ltd. on marine biodiversity issues. In keeping with IUCN‟s Strategy for Enhancing IUCN’s Interaction with the Private Sector and the associated Operational Guidelines for Private Sector Engagement, this preliminary due diligence review of the company is in support of a determination of the appropriateness of engagement and the form of that engagement.  
  [Published: 2008]
Case Studies, Recreation and Tourism, Global
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Integrating biodiversity considerations into siting and design decisions for hotel and resort developments is important not only for the continued viability and conservation of the ecosystems, but also for the long-term financial success of the hotels and resorts.

Siting and Design of Hotels and Resorts: Principles and Case Studies for Biodiversity Conservation. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. 56 pp. [Published: 2012]
Conservation Management, Guidelines, Recreation and Tourism, Global
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IFC Performance Standard 6: Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources

Performance Standard 6 recognizes that protecting and conserving biodiversity, maintaining ecosystem services, and sustainably managing living natural resources are fundamental to sustainable development.  IFC Performance Standard 6: Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources - International Finanace Coorperation, World Bank Group, 1 January 2012 [Published: 2012]
Conservation Management, Standards, Global
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