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The following list provides links to further information and resources on a variety of biodiversity-related topics. The list is organized by section, corresponding with the individual sections of the full guide. On each page of the guide, there is a link to further resources that will take you to the relevant section of this full list.
 

What is biodiversity and why is it important to the emerging markets?


All Species
http://www.all-species.org 

Biodiversity Project
http://www.biodiverse.org 

Biodiversity Support Program
http://www.bsponline.org 

Birdlife International
http://www.birdlife.org 

Center for Biodiversity and Conservation
http://research.amnh.org/biodiversity/index.html 

Convention on Biological Diversity
http://www.biodiv.org/ 

Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage
http://www.unesco.org/whc 

Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
http://www.cms.int 

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna
http://www.cites.org 

Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat
http://www.ramsar.org 

Conservation International
http://www.conservation.org 

Global Biodiversity Information Facility
http://www.gbif.org 

The Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
http://www.global-mechanism.org

IUCN – The World Conservation Union
http://www.iucn.org 

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
http://www.redlist.org 

Linking the Dots: MDGs and the 2010 Global Biodiversity Challenge
http://www.agorrafoundation.org/res/CBD_MDG_FINAL.pdf

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
http://www.millenniumassessment.org/en/index.aspx 

National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII)
http://www.nbii.gov 

Smithsonian Institution – Monitoring and Assessment of Biodiversity Program
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/ConservationandScience/MAB/ 

Species 2000
http://www.sp2000.org 

The Nature Conservancy
http://www.nature.org 

World Conservation Monitoring Centre
http://www.unep-wcmc.org 

WWF
http://www.panda.org

 




 

What is the relationship of business to biodiversity?


Biodiversity Economics
http://biodiversityeconomics.org/index.html 

Business.2010, a Newsletter on Business and Biodiversity by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
http://www.biodiv.org/doc/newsletters/news-biz-2006-10-low-en.pdf

Business and Biodiversity Initiatives
http://www.biodiv.org/doc/meetings/biodiv/b2010-01/information/b2010-01-inf-01-en.doc 

Business and Biodiversity Resource Centre
http://www.businessandbiodiversity.org/ 

Business and Biodiversity: The Handbook for Corporate Action
http://www.resourcesaver.org/file/toolmanager/
CustomO16C45F54614.pdf


Business for Social Responsibility
http://www.bsr.org

Center for Environment Leadership in Business
http://www.celb.org 

Global Invasive Species Programme
http://www.gisp.org 

GreenBiz.com
http://www.greenbiz.com/toolbox/essentials_third.cfm?LinkAdvID=7838 

IUCN Business and Biodiversity Programme
http://iucn.org/themes/business/index.htm 

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
http://www.millenniumassessment.org 

Show Me the Money: Linking Environmental, Social and Governance Issues to Company Value
http://www.unepfi.org/fileadmin/documents/show_me_the_money.pdf

 



 

How can I manage the business risks from biodiversity issues?


Biodiversity and Business

Biodiversity Economics
http://biodiversityeconomics.org/index.html

Business and Biodiversity Initiatives
http://www.biodiv.org/doc/meetings/biodiv/b2010-01/information/b2010-01-inf-01-en.doc

Business and Biodiversity Resource Centre
http://www.businessandbiodiversity.org/

Business and Biodiversity: The Handbook for Corporate Action
http://www.resourcesaver.org/file/toolmanager/
CustomO16C45F54614.pdf


Center for Environmental Leadership in Business
http://www.celb.org

Developing Value: The Business Case for Sustainability in Emerging Markets
http://www.sustainability.com/developing-value/contents.asp

GreenBiz.com
http://www.greenbiz.com/toolbox/essentials_third.cfm?LinkAdvID=7838

IUCN Business and Biodiversity Programme
http://iucn.org/themes/business/index.htm

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
http://www.millenniumassessment.org

Managing Biodiversity Risks

Adaptive Management: A Tool for Conservation Practitioners
http://fosonline.org/resources/Publications/AdapManHTML/
Adman_1.html


Ecosystem-based Management Tools Network
http://www.ebmtools.org

Is biodiversity a material risk for companies?
http://www.businessandbiodiversity.org/pdf/FC%20Biodiversity%20Report%20FINAL.pdf

ISO 14001 Management System/EH&S Management System Center
http://ems-hsms.com

Principles for Responsible Investment
http://www.unpri.org/files/pri.pdf

Protecting Shareholder and Natural Value: 2005 benchmark of biodiversity management practices in the extractive industry
http://www.insightinvestment.com/Documents/responsibility/
protecting_shareholder_and_natural_value_2006.pdf


Rapid Assessment Program (Conservation International)
http://www.biodiversityscience.org/xp/CABS/research/rap/
aboutrap.xml


Shaping the Future of Sustainable Finance: Moving from Paper Promises to Performance
http://www.wwf.org.uk/filelibrary/pdf/sustainablefinancereport.pdf

Site biodiversity action plans
http://www.businessandbiodiversity.org/action_site_bap.html

UK BAP website
http://www.ukbap.org.uk

Reporting

Corporate Register (online directory of corporate non-financial reports)
http://www.corporateregister.com

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
http://www.globalreporting.org

Sustainable development reporting: Striking the balance
http://www.wbcsd.org/web/publications/striking_the_balance.pdf

WBCSD Sustainable Development Reporting Portal
http://www.sdportal.org

 


 

 

How can I capitalize on the business opportunities associated with biodiversity maintenance and protection?


2006 Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Symposium: Ecosystem Services
http://www.worldwildlife.org/fellowships/fuller_symposium_2006.cfm

Biodiversity and Agricultural Commodities Program (BACP)
http://www.ifc.org/ifcext/enviro.nsf/Content/Biodiversity_BACP

Biodiversity Economics
http://biodiversityeconomics.org/index.html 

Building Biodiversity Business
http://www.biodiversityeconomics.org/applications/library_documents/
lib_document.rm?document_id=1045


Business and Biodiversity Initiatives
http://www.biodiv.org/doc/meetings/biodiv/b2010-01/information/b2010-01-inf-01-en.doc 

Business and Biodiversity Resource Centre
http://www.businessandbiodiversity.org/ 

Business and Biodiversity: The Handbook for Corporate Action
http://www.resourcesaver.org/file/toolmanager/
CustomO16C45F54614.pdf


Center for Environmental Leadership in Business
http://www.celb.org 

Coalition for Rainforest Nations
http://www.rainforestcoalition.org/eng

Developing Markets for Water Services from Forests: Issues and Lessons for Innovators
http://www.forest-trends.org/documents/publications/Developing_
Markets_for_Water_Services.pdf


Developing Value: The Business Case for Sustainability in Emerging Markets
http://www.sustainability.com/developing-value/contents.asp 

Environmental Markets: Opportunities and Risks for Business
http://www.bsr.org/meta/BSR-Trends-Report_Enviro-Markets.pdf

GreenBiz.com
http://www.greenbiz.com/toolbox/essentials_third.cfm?LinkAdvID=7838 

Is biodiversity a material risk for companies?
http://www.businessandbiodiversity.org/pdf/FC%20Biodiversity%20Report%20FINAL.pdf 

IUCN Business and Biodiversity Programme
http://iucn.org/themes/business/index.htm 

The Katoomba Group's Ecosystem Marketplace
http://www.ecosystemmarketplace.com

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
http://www.millenniumassessment.org 

Natural Capital Project
http://www.naturalcapitalproject.org

Show Me the Money: Linking Environmental, Social and Governance Issues to Company Value
http://www.unepfi.org/fileadmin/documents/show_me_the_money.pdf

Sustainable Management of Non-Timber Forest Resources (CBD Technical Series No. 6)
http://www.biodiv.org/doc/publications/cbd-ts-06.pdf#search='CBD%20Technical%20Series%20No.%206%20%20Sustainable%20Management%20of%20NonTimber%20Forest%20Resources%20%202001 

World Wildlife Fund: Payment for Ecosystem Services
http://www.worldwildlife.org/pes

 


 

 

Who can help me develop an effective biodiversity strategy?


Biodiversity Economics
http://biodiversityeconomics.org/index.html 

Business and Biodiversity Initiatives
http://www.biodiv.org/doc/meetings/biodiv/b2010-01/information/b2010-01-inf-01-en.doc 

Business and Biodiversity Resource Centre
http://www.businessandbiodiversity.org/ 

Business and Biodiversity: The Handbook for Corporate Action
http://www.resourcesaver.org/file/toolmanager/
CustomO16C45F54614.pdf


Conservation Commons
http://www.conservationcommons.org

GreenBiz.com
http://www.greenbiz.com/toolbox/essentials_third.cfm?LinkAdvID=7838 

High Conservation Value Resource Network
http://www.hcvnetwork.org

In Good Company: Effective Alliances for Conservation
http://www.eco-index.org/new/print-online/pdfs/in-good-company.pdf 

Partnerships Central
http://www.partnershipscentral.org 

The Partnering Initiative
http://www.thepartneringinitiative.org 

Putting Partnering to Work (Business Partners for Development)
http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/14/58/2082379.pdf#search=
'business%20partners%20for%20development'

 



 

Non-native species


Invasive Alien Species Prevention and Control: The Art and Science of Managing People
http://www.ecos-systems.org/downloads/humdinfnl.pdf#search='iucn%20reshuffling '

Invasive Exotic Species
http://www.invasive.org 

IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group
http://www.issg.org/index.html#ISSG 

National Invasive Species Information Center, US Department of Agriculture
http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/index.shtml 

The Global Invasive Species Programme
http://www.gisp.org/ 

The Global Invasive Species Database
http://www.issg.org/database/welcome/ 
 

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