AHP6 Parallel Break-out Session 4: Business and Biodiversity
23 October 2019
Sedon Room, 1st floor, Champasak Grand Hotel
While the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) continue to host a platform for a global interchange for safeguarding biodiversity and business actions, a regional discourse is necessary as the challenge to balance profitability and sustainability remains. Mainstreaming biodiversity into economic, development, investment and business plans continue to be a challenge.
In the ASEAN region, one of the areas for collaborations between stakeholders is the ASEAN Heritage Park’s biodiversity conservation and management. Business sector is encouraged to make investments and build partnerships on programmes that will promote links of business and biodiversity through direct investments, corporate social responsibility initiatives, and other support mechanism that promote the mainstreaming of biodiversity in the business operations.
This will feature best practices of the business sector on biodiversity conservation, specifically how the business sector integrates biodiversity in their business processes. This would include the incorporation of sustainability measures in business operations in the business of tourism, energy, manufacturing, and processing.
Dr. Inthavy Akkharath
Ministry of Environmental and Natural Resources
Dr. Thamasak Yeemin
Ramkhamhaeng University Thailand
Mr. Paul Steele
International Institute for Environment and Development
Integrating Natural Capital into the Private Sector Business Processes
Mr. Duis Kandayon
Kadamaian Tourism Association
Doing Business in Protected Areas: Sustainable Development and Benefit-sharing
Mr. Yusak Mangetan
Bantimurung Bulusaraung National Park
Ecotourism: Business and Conservation
Mr. John Roberts
Minor International Group Thailand
Private Sector Voluntary Commitments on Biodiversity
Mr. Aung Thuya
Biodiversity Conservation: Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility