SDGs mean business – Role of Credible Sustainability standards

I am not a PRO standard and certification schemes however I must say that the sustainability standards by themselves are very useful tools to understand the different practices that can be implemented to address specific issues/challenges: what is sustainable agriculture? what is a fair prices? what is a dialogue-based partnership? what is a decent living […]

Nagoya Protocol implementation updates

To what extent the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol is progressing within the countries, being parties or not? Here are few updates: Malaysian player:The bill on ABS is at the Attorney’s General Office for last review, according to an article published January 8th, 2017 here. Prof. Gurdial Singh Nijar in the Sundaily attending the COP13 […]

Training to farmers by BiodivSourcing

What a great experience to go back in the field after few years in Angola. As you know we moved to Indonesia. Such a great country, where you have some many things to do, so many natural ingredients to work with, people are so nice and welcoming. We are working with a client to strengthen […]

Mainstreaming Biodiversity!

Few of us are working hard to promote, explain, implement business mindset ensuring that Biodiversity is now mainstreamed. We are happy and proud to see that it is becoming a real topic among the international community and business sector. The 13th Conference of the Parties, that took place in Mexico, early December 2016 has made […]

2016 Sustainability Leaders Survey – Our thoughts

Few months ago, SustAinability and GlobeScan released the results of the 2016 Sustainability Leaders Survey. You can read here, my overview of the 2015 results. Key points of the 2016 Survey: Non-state actors continue to outperform all other institutions on sustainable development – especially national governments. The private sector has been facing growing expectations to […]

How Companies are integrating sustainable values in their business? (2/2)

Following my previous article and to go beyond the usual list of leaders* that you could read in various publications and that we already heard of, other companies have taken important and interesting steps to meet their sustainable commitments and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Starbucks is an example of the concept of “putting materiality […]

How to integrate sustainable values in your business? (1/2)

I prone and support companies to integrate sustainability in their day-to-day business, but actually why is that so important? How can it be done? End of 2015, before COP21, SustainAbility together with GlobeScan released an Infographic based on their survey towards experts on sustainability that highlights the following topics: Who had a leading role in […]

Disclosure requirements in IP applications

As soon as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has been created and the Nagoya Protocol was under discussion, parallel discussions were and still are ongoing on how patent policies can reflect the Objectives of the CBD. The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) works with its members to find consensus on the formulation of a […]