GNF - EU Business & Biodiversity Campaign

European Business and Biodiversity Campaign


About the Campaign

A strong consortium led by the Global Nature Fund including competent partners from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain demonstrates how businesses can include biodiversity concerns in their business model.


A summary of the campaign''s activities from January 2010 to April 2013 can be found in this report: 

Why is biodiversity important for your business?

The simpleshow video of the European Business & Biodiversity Campaign is now available in English! Watch the video and get informed about the effects that companies have on the environment and about the dependencies of companies on ecosystems. Learn in less than 4 minutes what can be done by companies to manage their risks and take their opportunities arising from Biodiversity!


The European Business and Biodiversity Campaign led by the Global Nature Fund and implemented in cooperation with experts from the conservation groups IUCN Regional Office for Pan Europe, Fundación Global Nature and the Lake Constance Foundation and with private sector specialists from the environmental consultancy dokeo, Triple E Expertise Centre and the publishing company Altop. The campaign aims to emphasise the high importance of biodiversity and to engage companies in the protection and conservation of nature. It provides attractive options for sustainability officers and decision makers in enterprises to inform themselves on methods and instruments to evaluate the impact of a company’s activities on biological diversity.

"The conservation of biological diversity has the same dimension as climate protection. We need a trend reversal - not at some point in the future, but immediately", German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the official launch of the International Year of Biodiversity in January 2010.

Biodiversity Check for Companies

The check offers a first individual overview of the issue of biodiversity and provides a basis for integrating biodiversity in the company´s management. The check serves as an initial guide to determine the impacts of companies on biodiversity and is based on the objectives of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).Further information and details about the Biodiversity Check you would find in the following download data as well as under the webpage about the Business & Biodiversity Campaign.


Flyer with information about the Business & Biodiversity Campaign for download


Further information about the European Business and Biodiversity Campaign under:

 Logo Business & Biodiversity Campaign
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Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

The project should make a concrete contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

 Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
 Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
 Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
 Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

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Supported by:

January 2010 – ongoing


Fundación Global Nature España, Lake Constance Foundation, dokeo GmbH and ALTOP Verlags- und Vertriebsgesellschaft für umweltfreundliche Produkte mbH


Heinz Sielmann Foundation, LIFE+ Programme of the European Union (until 4/2013)