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BFBI joins the Nature Positive Forum

Business For Biodiversity Ireland is pleased to announce that we are joining the Nature Positive Forum. We are committed to helping secure a nature-positive world – one where there is more biodiversity in 2030 than there was compared to the 2020 baseline – no mean feat considering the rate at which our biodiversity is being […]

Sign up: BFBI membership is free until April 2024

The Business for Biodiversity Ireland platform is calling on Irish businesses of every size and sector to come together to accelerate action for nature by signing up to our members’ hub today. Our Government-backed national platform has a new membership function – free until March 31st, 2024 – which includes an easy-to-follow roadmap which aims […]

BFBI’s year in review: A look back at the highlights

2023 was a big year for biodiversity and another busy year for Business For Biodiversity Ireland – a look back at some of the major moves transforming the landscape for nature at a global and local level… EU Nature Restoration Law: After tense negotations and votes by MEPs, a landmark deal was finally reached on […]

Business for Biodiversity Ireland @ COP15

BFBI Platform Lead Lucy Gaffney writes: It was a great privilege to attend COP15 at the  Palais des Congrès in Montréal for the Convention on Biological Diversity’s 15th Conference of the Parties last December. This was the first COP I’ve ever been to so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. The trip was funded […]

Mobilising business for nature? This is where the magic happens…

  Day 2 of the Business and Biodiversity forum of COP15 in Montreal – and a long day of sessions and panel discussions about the role of government got me thinking. The #MakeitMandatory campaign focuses on Target 15 of the Global Biodiversity Framework and creating a driver from government level to mandate the assessment and […]

COP15, why is it important for business in Ireland?

COP15 in under way in Montreal, Canada and Ireland has sent a delegation to attend these negotiations that will hopefully deliver a plan to address global biodiversity loss. The talks are centred around the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) which consists of 21 targets that will not only support the delivery of the Sustainable […]

Ireland takes a lead role in the European Business and Nature Summit 2022

Are we expecting too much of our SMEs?

After a phenomenal week in Brussels as co-hosts of the European Business and Nature Summit (EBNS), I noted that there was a distinct lack of attendance by the Small-to-Medium Enterprise (SME) community, despite having numerous sessions dedicated to them. Why is that? Having previously run an SME myself, I know only too well that engaging […]

Register for the European Business & Nature Summit

Registration is now open for the European Business & Nature Summit, co-hosted by Business For Biodiversity Ireland with the EU Business @ Biodiversity Platform in Brussels this October. A number of high-profile speakers have been announced. The European Commission-backed event, taking place at The Egg venue on October 18-19th, will also be livestreamed. The two […]

We’ve started our journey…

New ‘Business for Biodiversity’ platform will help businesses to take strategic action for biodiversity   Ministers Noonan and Hackett launch initiative supported by KPMG, Gas Networks Ireland, Bord na Mona and Coillte   Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform Malcolm Noonan TD and Minister of State for Land-Use & Biodiversity, Senator Pippa Hackett, today […]

The business ecosystem

The natural world is full of synergistic relationships – relationships that provide mutual benefits and opportunities. These relationships are part of a larger interconnected system, which is optimised, successful and thrives within the boundaries of its own sphere of existence. If something within that system changes, adaptation and evolution results. Failure to adapt often spells […]

What is a Nature Positive Business?

Many of us have heard this term “nature positive” used in the context of business and biodiversity, but what does it actually mean? “Nature positive” as a term is being worked on by the Nature Positive Initiative and you can read their latest definition here…essentially its a global societal goal defined as ‘Halt and reverse […]

How does my business depend on nature?

How does my business depend on nature? This is a question increasingly being asked of business in recent years, but for some sectors, it can be a tricky one to answer. Businesses do not operate outside of the boundaries of nature and ecosystems. We rely heavily on the stocks and services that nature provides. So […]