Italian Business @ Biodiversity
Working Group

Join the network of companies and organisations
that contribute to a nature-positive future

The ITALIAN BUSINESS @ BIODIVERSITY WORKING GROUP is an initiative born in 2023 that aims to create an Italian network of companies and financial institutions that want to contribute to a nature-positive future, pursuing the objectives of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework and the Nature Restoration Law of the European Commission.

The Working Group, created in the context of the European Business & Nature Summit in Milan, is an initiative of Etifor, Forum per la Finanza Sostenibile (ItaSIF) and Regione Lombardia, co-organisers of the event in partnership with the European Commission.

The objectives

Drive financial and business activities

towards a nature-positive future, by leveraging leading international experiences in this field (Capitals Coalition, TNFD, SBTN, ISSB, etc.).

Develop expertise

within the Italian network of financial operators, companies, NGOs, research organisations and all stakeholders interested in biodiversity and nature protection issues.

Represent companies and the financial sector

in the promotion of activities for the protection and restoration of biodiversity in Italy and Europe.

Promoting partnerships

and collaborations between the network of protected areas that protect a wide variety of natural capital and ecosystem services and the national and international private sector that depends on them.

Initiatives for 2024

Events:

March 2024

Italian Business @ Biodiversity Working Group presentation

Milan, Palazzo Region Lombardia

November 21, 2024

Biodiversity Cop16

Biodiversity Cop16 to be held in Colombia in November 2024 will see the participation of an Italian delegation.

Organisation of events

Ad hoc events will be organised within the CSR and SRI Week in Milan and at Ecomondo in Rimini.

Activity:

Help Desk for companies

Find out how to contribute to a positive future nature!

Report “Business and Biodiversity”

Publication of the report “Protecting biodiversity in Italy: a cost-effective opportunity for businesses”

Masterclass

The masterclass ‘Practical approaches to creating business value by including nature and people in decision-making’, in partnership with Capital Coalition, will help companies understand their impact and the importance of natural capital.

How to join

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Working group governance

The B@B WG is founded by Etifor, Forum per la Finanza Sostenibile (ItaSIF) and Regione Lombardia and is governed by a mutual agreement between the parties, in compliance with the Commission’s EU B@B Platform. During the first year of activity, the B@B WG will organise a series of meetings and training activities on topics of interest. In addition, it will work to receive feedback and expressions of interest from stakeholders and formulate a governance proposal that can be inclusive, keeping the focus on the world of finance and business, and in particular towards those realities that can demonstrate substantial commitments consistent with international objectives.

The EU B@B PLATFORM

The Working Group was born as a spin-off of the EU Business @ Biodiversity Platform and has the function of creating a link between Italian companies and financial institutions with the European network. It therefore aims to contribute to the annual European Business & Nature Summit and other lobbying and information actions organised by the European platform by sharing good practices adopted in the Italian business and financial context.

The European Business & Nature Summit (EBNS) is an international event – organised by the European Commission – to involve organisations that seek to develop and explore sustainable business models also aimed at biodiversity conservation. The 2023 edition was held from 11 to 12 October in Milan, and was organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the Lombardy Region, Etifor and the Forum for Sustainable Finance. The Summit illustrated the challenges and opportunities marking the path towards the goals of the Kunming Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework: halting the loss of biodiversity and living in harmony with nature by 2050.

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