Business & Biodiversity – working with

businesses for conservation in India

Presented by 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. It has also gained impetus due to the inception of the India Business and Biodiversity Initiative (IBBI) in May last year. 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. Main aims and goal: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. Target audience:Any participant at SCCS can attend Workshop organisers:Yashada Kulkarni, Akshay Nachane, and Prachiti Mule