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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ABS updates and Biopiracy examples

As often mentioned in my posts related to ABS, things are moving but rather slowly. However, I wanted to share with you the last CBD Magazine that gives an overview of actions, partnerships taken to support the Nagoya Protocol Implementation. In the issue we can read about: the EU regulation: State pf play, Challenges and […]

Biodiversity offsets – Potential frameworks – Malaysia 2

Few months ago I found a very interesting publication from IUCN on No Net Loss and Net Positive Impact framework for Biodiversity. The publication is a result of discussion of a working group composed of diverse organizations such as The Biodiversity Consultancy, Global Business and Biodiversity Programme (IUCN), The Nature Conservancy, Biotope, Conservation International, Independent […]

Sustainability in Malaysia – 1

I am in Kuala Lumpur for outreach purposes since almost a week now. Kuala Lumpur is a very new city in the sense that it never stops to grow, expand. For sure the architects I met in a network workshop, were sad not to have the possibility to get a sense of the urbanization plan. […]

Oct 15: ABS updates and steps forward

Even if we know that the implementation of ABS practices are not easy due to various factors such as: National regulation under development, which uncertainties in the current daily processes; Real implementation at the national level: how does the regulation actually work? who is the competent authority? and if none, who should we contact?, etc. […]

Business partnerships – Examples from the 2015 BSR

How to work together towards sustainability? You will find here some KEY words on how we should/could start. For sure some ideas are common sense but sometimes they are not necessarily used in business practices. Dialogue: We want to work together being competitors, client/customer, partner, consultant we need to talk together we need to listen […]

Biodiversity and Human Health

These last posts, we mainly discussed the linkages between biodiversity and businesses to get private sectors engage into biodiversity preservation, sustainable use and sharing of its benefits. But here is another WHY, we need to take care of biodiversity. This WHY is more selfish as it shows how biodiversity loss impacts our survival, as it […]