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Hydropower: applying the mitigation hierarchy to manage biodiversity risks

Hydropower: applying the mitigation hierarchy to manage biodiversity risks explores how the mitigation hierarchy can be used to manage the biodiversity challenges and opportunities associated with hydropower projects.


Protected areas and IFC Performance Standard 6

In this Industry briefing note, we examine and interpret what IFC Performance Standard 6 (PS6) demands of development projects in or near protected areas. We also look at the wider context to understand why projects in or near...

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

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...

IUCN decisions tighten 'no go' for protected areas and other important sites for biodiversity

In this short briefing we analyse and interpret what IUCN's decisions on 'no go', made at the World Conservation Congress in 2016, means for business.

At the World Conservation Congress in Hawai’i this September, IUCN members...

Forecasting the path towards a Net Positive Impact on biodiversity for Rio Tinto QMM.

A detailed, quantified case study of the Rio Tinto QMM ilmenite mine in Madagascar that explains both the theory and planned practical steps to achieving a Net Positive Impact on biodiversity by mine closure. Available in English, French and Spanish.

Who are Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Stakeholders?

TBC’s paper presented at SPE’s international conference and exhibition in April 2016 explored how understanding and engaging biodiversity and ecosystem services stakeholders is key to managing biodiversity risk. To request a copy of this paper contact

Biodiversity and ecosystem fundamentals

Biodiversity and ecosystem fundamentals informs BES strategy development and decision making at the corporate level and at the key stages of an asset life cycle for any type of operation or environmental context.

The Value of the IUCN Red List for Business Decision-making

Outlines how the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is currently used by business and how that use could be strengthened