The EWT's National Biodiversity and Business Network (NBBN) recognises the importance of biodiversity to business and aims to build the capacity of business to act as a positive force for the conservation of biodiversity in South Africa.
The biodiversity economy of South Africa encompasses business and economic activities that either directly depend on biodiversity for their core business or that contribute to conservation of biodiversity through their activities. The Global Partnership for Business and Biodiversity (GPBB), currently comprised of 21 national and regional initiatives, has been established to further the business engagement decisions made by the parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity since 2010.
This demonstrated the increased understanding that business needs to play a critical role in addressing biodiversity loss. The GPBB is calling the private sector to make voluntary commitments to the post- 2020 global biodiversity framework.
The aim of the Indaba is to provide a knowledge sharing platform to explore biodiversity discussions relating to:
- risk management and oversight
- reputation management
- increasing stakeholder activism
- sustainable financing
- disclosure and reporting
The format of the Indaba will be a one-day programme with a combination of speaker presentations, panel discussion and a masterclass.
For more information and to register visit: https://www.nbbnindaba.org.za/