Our Projects in the Unit Business & Biodiversity

 

Biodiversity-Management

 
 
 Green instead of Gray – Industrial Parks in Transition

Green instead of Gray – Industrial Parks in Transition

In a model project coordinated by the Bonn Science Shop (WILA Bonn), existing industrial parks in the cities of Frankfurt am Main, Marl and Remscheid will be sustainable rearranged. Industrial parks need not be gray and dreary, but with appropriate design they often offer valuable habitats for people and nature.

 

 

Business Sectors

 
 
 Sustainable Cultivation of Natural Rubber

Sustainable Cultivation of Natural Rubber

Little is known about the ecological and social effects of rubber cultivation. The aim of the project is therefore to sensitize manufacturers of all kinds of rubber goods and to show them how they can make their value-added chain more sustainable.

 

 
 
 Biodiversity in Standards and Labels for the Food Industry

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Biodiversity in Standards and Labels for the Food Industry

The objective of the EU-wide project “Biodiversity in Standards and Labels for the Food Industry” is to improve the biodiversity performance of standards and labels within the food industry by supporting standard-setting organizations and companies with procurement requirements to include efficient biodiversity criteria into their schemes.

 

 

Value of Nature

 
 
 Financing Mechanism for the Conservation of Forest and Biodiversity

Financing Mechanism for Conservation of Forest and Biodiversity

The project aims to analyze the contribution of new and innovative developments in financing biodiversity conservation through tapping private capital sources. Therefore, 3-4 on-site case studies will analyze in depth some of the financing mechanisms. The project is intended to show to what extent these and other financing mechanism has model character and could perform successfully in terms of social and ecological sustainability.

 

Networks & Knowledge

 
 
 Natural Capital Network for Businesses

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Natural Capital Network for Businesses

The project aims to inform companies about the opportunities of an economic valuation of natural capital as well as to enhance their engagement. The Natural Capital Network for Businesses will be launched to promote a comprehensive information exchange between companies. Furthermore, interested companies will be supported in the economic assessment of natural capital.

 
 
 Enterprises and Biodiversity - Essentials for target-group-specific Information Brokering and Networking

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Information Brokering and Networking

The project aims to motivate companies to engage more in the protection of biodiversity. Therefore, the foundation for establishing target-group-specific information brokering are determined and improved. The generated information will be compiled and developed for the commercial and service sector.

 
 
 European "Business & Biodiversity" Campaign

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European "Businnes & Biodiversity" Campaign

The campaign aims to engage business leaders in actively increasing efforts to protect and preserve ecosystems. The integration of biodiversity management into business strategies should counteract the mass extinction and depletion of natural resources.

 
 
 Stefan Hörmann

Contact Person

Stefan Hörmann
Head of Business and Biodiversity

GNF Office Bonn 

Phone: + 49 - (0) 228 - 184 86 94 - 11

E-mail: hoermann@globalnature.org