Co-Hosts

Thank you to our co-hosts:

Forest Trends

Forest Trends is a Washington D.C.-based international non-profit organization that was created in 1998 by leaders from conservation organizations, forest products firms, research groups, multilateral development banks, private investment funds and philanthropic foundations. Our mission is four-fold: to expand the value of forests to society; to promote sustainable forest management and conservation by creating and capturing market values for ecosystem services; to support innovative projects and companies that are developing these markets; and to enhance the livelihoods of local communities living in and around those forests. We do this by analyzing strategic market and policy issues, catalyzing connections between forward looking producers, communities and investors, and developing new financial tools to help markets work for conservation and people. Our approach integrates the fundamental dimensions of ecology, economy and equity because our goal is to have an impact on a scale that is meaningful globally and for a diverse set of stakeholders.

BBOP

Business and Biodiversity Offsets Program (BBOP) is an international collaboration between companies, financial institutions, government agencies and civil society organizations.  The members are developing best practice in following the mitigation hierarchy (avoid, minimise, restore, offset) to achieve no net loss or a net gain of biodiversity. Our vision and expectation is that biodiversity offsets will become a standard part of business practice for those companies with a significant residual impact on biodiversity. After avoiding and minimising impacts, the routine mainstreaming of biodiversity offsets into development practice will result in long-term and globally significant conservation outcomes.Together, we're showing how businesses can use this approach to manage their biodiversity-related risks, achieving more and better conservation outcomes that result in no net loss of biodiversity while addressing the needs of local communities.

ZSL

Zoological Society of London (ZSL) - Founded in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity whose mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.  Our mission is realised through our groundbreaking science, our active conservation projects in more than 50 countries and our two Zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. The ZSL Vision is: A world where animals are valued, and their conservation assured.

DEFRA

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on environmental, food and rural issues. Our priorities are to grow the rural economy, improve the environment and safeguard animal and plant health. For the  Defra web-pages on biodiversity offsetting, please click here: https://www.gov.uk/biodiversity-offsetting.