Business to Biodiversity	<br />B2BIO-Strategy Tool<br />
What is Biodiversity?<br />What are we talking about?<br />
What is Biodiversity?<br />What are we talking about?<br />Ecosystem Services<br />Biodiversity:<br />the variability amon...
Why is Biodiversity relevant to Business?<br />Why is Biodiversity Relevant to Business?<br />Trends<br />Enormous decline...
Business to Biodiversity<br />Biodiversity Hotspots, not all the value, buthighestconcentration of ecologicalvalue<br />
Biodiversity Strategy Business Benefits<br />Business to Biodiversity<br />Although monetizing and translating ecosystems ...
And advantageous in the short run<br />Wat levert t nu op?<br />
Making Biodiversity manageable for companies<br />Making Biodiversity Manageable for companies<br />Although measurement o...
Business to Biodiversity<br />Biodiversity & your business<br />You want to prepare your company for a viable future while...
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Business to biodiversity

  1. 1. Business to Biodiversity <br />B2BIO-Strategy Tool<br />
  2. 2. What is Biodiversity?<br />What are we talking about?<br />
  3. 3. What is Biodiversity?<br />What are we talking about?<br />Ecosystem Services<br />Biodiversity:<br />the variability among all living organisms within species, between species and within and between ecosystems<br />Ecosystem:<br />An interacting complex system of different organisms (including plants, animals, micro-organisms) and their nonliving environment: examples are: forests, coral reefs, deserts and cultivated farmlands<br />Ecosystem Services:<br />Benefits that people obtain from ecosystems. Examples are freshwater, timber, food, climate regulation, protection from floods, erosion control and recreation<br />
  4. 4. Why is Biodiversity relevant to Business?<br />Why is Biodiversity Relevant to Business?<br />Trends<br />Enormous decline in Biodiversity [the 6th great extinction trend in history of the earth, the first caused by humans] and degradation of ecosystems<br />Increasing understanding of direct economic importance of ecosystems and biodiversity<br />Increased quantification of economic value: e.g. Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, TEEB<br />New biodiversity markets are on the rise: REDD, Biodiversity Compensation, Bio-prospecting etc.<br />Economy & Ecology are interwoven…relevant to all<br />
  5. 5. Business to Biodiversity<br />Biodiversity Hotspots, not all the value, buthighestconcentration of ecologicalvalue<br />
  6. 6. Biodiversity Strategy Business Benefits<br />Business to Biodiversity<br />Although monetizing and translating ecosystems into economic value/ & business propositions is complex<br />Ecosystem destruction and decline in biodiversity is often irreversible…..not for the coming years, but for the coming millions of years<br />Many businesses are directly dependent on a range of ecosystem services, all businesses are indirectly dependent on range of ecosystem services<br />Biodiversity and ecosystems offer services that are becoming scarce, and this scarcity will grow thus the market will adjust itself to value it: first mover can achieve competitive advantage, refusal to act will lead to cost and missed opportunity<br />Conclusion: <br /><ul><li>A Biodiversity strategy is indispensible in any viable business strategy in the long run</li></li></ul><li>And advantageous in the short run<br />Wat levert t nu op?<br />
  7. 7. And advantageous in the short run<br />Wat levert t nu op?<br />
  8. 8. Making Biodiversity manageable for companies<br />Making Biodiversity Manageable for companies<br />Although measurement of value of and impact on biodiversity and ecosystem services is complex, there is a indispensable connection to businesses throughout their operations. <br />To assist companies in the development of a Biodiversity Strategy, and to integrate this strategy (amongst other sustainability strategies) in their general business strategy , Symbeyond developed the B2BIO tool<br />Sustainability is not a one dimensional issue, as all business considerations it needs an integral strategy<br />
  9. 9. Business to Biodiversity<br />Biodiversity & your business<br />You want to prepare your company for a viable future while improving its current operations <br />And are wondering what biodiversity means to your business.<br />Contact us to hear more: <br />Bertus.Tulleners@symbeyond.nl<br />www.symbeyond.nl<br />Rokin 44, 1012 KV, Amsterdam<br />

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