Biodiversity management and conservation is one of the most overlooked topics in many companies’ sustainability strategies. It is however, coming into the limelight of India’s business sphere since the past few years, as is evident from some businesses initiating biodiversity conservation programs, policies and strategies. However, there is little dialogue between ecologists and businesses today and unless this gap is bridged, momentum for biodiversity conservation done by businesses, will be lost.
The main aims of the workshop are:
To sensitize young ecologists about the emergent topic of Business and Biodiversity, tell them about conservation fuelled by the private sector, explore engagement with the private sector as an alternative career development path, and briefly discuss skill sets required to work in this sphere.