IUCN’s World Conservation Congress 2016: what the decisions mean for business

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Endorsed by both governments and civil society, IUCN World Congress decisions likely reflect future trends for biodiversity conservation in regulation and safeguards, and in societal expectations. Our new Industry Briefing Note gets to grips with the far-reaching implications of the Congress.

Collectively, the decisions further strengthen the business case for effective biodiversity management – pointing to the need for leading businesses to focus on continuous improvement, and for lagging ones to adopt at least the basic elements of good practice.