The National Biodiversity & Business Network and the Biodiversity Disclosure Project

EWT
Publicado: 24 Junio 2020
Última edición: 24 Junio 2020
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Resumen

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), a conservation NGO, recognised the need for a body to assist business in the integration or mainstreaming of biodiversity into its strategies and activities. This led the EWT to establish the National Biodiversity and Business Network (NBBN) in 2013 in partnership with various business sectors. The aim of the NBBN is to facilitate a reduction in the impact of business on biodiversity in South Africa. We aim to achieve this through the Biodiversity Disclosure Project (BDP). The BDP is a voluntary biodiversity disclosure mechanism that initially targets South African companies. The BDP will enable businesses to disclose their biodiversity performance in a standardised and comparable manner. The project also supports the private sector in mainstreaming biodiversity into their strategies and activities, thereby helping business recognise, measure, value, and responsively manage their direct and indirect dependencies and impacts on biodiversity.

Classifications

Región
Europa Occidental y del Sur
África Oriente y África del Sur
Escala de aplicación
Global
Ecosistema
Area-wide development
Buildings and facilities
Connective infrastructure, networks and corridors
Ecosistema urbano
Tema
Institucionalización de la biodiversidad
Challenges
Pérdida de la biodiversidad
Cosecha insostenible, incluida la sobrepesca
Usos conflictivos / impactos acumulativos
Pérdida de ecosistemas
Falta de acceso a financiación a largo plazo
Objectivos de Desarrollo Sostenible
ODS 14 - Vida submarina
ODS 15 - Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
Metas de Aichi
Meta 1: Aumento de la sensibilization sobre la biodiversidad
Enfoques para el compromiso empresarial
Compromiso directo con una empresa
Compromiso directo con asociaciones
Indirecto a través de instituciones financieras

Ubicación

South Africa | Spain

Impactos positivos

The NBBN works in partnership with the Department of Environmental Affairs (now DEFF, government), De Beers (mining, now part of Anglo American PLC), Pam Golding Properties (real estate and property  development), Nedbank Limited (financial services), Hatch (engineering), Pick n Pay (supermarket chain), and Transnet (transport and logistics). Achievements of the Biodiversity Disclosure Project (BDP) to date include an Online Biodiversity Mainstreaming into Business Toolkit and mainstreaming guidelines. While various tools and approaches are already used by business to measure changes in biodiversity across their value chain, the lack of a standardised, comparable, credible and unbiased methodology to help them consolidate and report their impacts on biodiversity needs to be addressed. Therefore the Biological Diversity Protocol (BD Protocol) has been designed and developed as a comprehensive biological diversity accounting and reporting framework that can help any business produce the credible and unbiased information needed for various biodiversity-related applications, from site management to disclosure. While the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard was the benchmark standard for the vision and structure of the BD Protocol, the BD Protocol is aligned to the Natural Capital Protocol. 

Contribuido por

Megan Murison

Contribuído por

Endangered Wildlife Trust
Endangered Wildlife Trust
Endangered Wildlife Trust
Endangered Wildlife Trust
Endangered Wildlife Trust