Report 613
Mainstreaming international biodiversity goals for the private sector
Smith, T., Addison, P., Smith, M. & Beagley, L.
This report outlines fourteen case studies to demonstrate the translatability of business actions on biodiversity across multiple contexts. The examples are drawn from information that is freely available, or that was volunteered to the project through a call for examples.


Five international goals for biodiversity, which encompass features of multiple Multilateral Environmental Agreements (such as the Convention on Biological Diversity) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), have been established to direct governments and inspire wider society to take steps towards the conservation of biodiversity. The goals represent clear statements about what aspects of biodiversity require immediate action to reverse the ongoing global decline of biodiversity and frame biodiversity not solely as a conservation issue by embedding biodiversity across multiple areas of social and economic development.

The ultimate aim of this work is to help the international biodiversity goals become significantly more visible and relevant to everyday business activities. This report is aimed at businesses already undertaking actions for biodiversity, helping make the links between their actions and international policy clearer; and for businesses commencing their journey in exploring relevant actions that they could undertake to address their impacts and dependencies on nature and contribute to the international biodiversity goals.
ISSN 0963-8091
Please cite as: Smith, T., Addison, P., Smith, M. & Beagley, L., (2018), Mainstreaming international biodiversity goals for the private sector, JNCC Report 613, ISSN 0963-8091