Our Work: Training

BBOP has conducted trainings for a wide range of stakeholders in the past, including companies, environmental consultants, governments and financial institutions.  Examples include:

  • A one-day training in October 2011 for 40 company environmental managers and environmental consultants.  The training focused on the requirement for “no net loss” in IFC Performance Standard 6 and the BBOP Standard on Biodiversity Offsets.  Presentations and a series of interactive exercises and discussions were offered, covering case studies from a range of industry sectors, such as extractives, alternative energy and agricultural commodities. Participants received a full set of materials, including all presentations, related standards, tools, literature, case studies, exercises, and ‘take-home messages’.  BBOP intends to replicate this training for other business representatives and consultants on a regional basis.


  • With the Equator Principles Association and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), BBOP launched a training program “Biodiversity for Banks” (B4B) in October 2011 to help banks incorporate the value of nature into their lending decisions.  More than 20 banks from 15 countries met in late October 2011 in Washington D.C. as part of an inaugural training workshop.  Banco do Brasil hosted the second B4B workshop in March 2012 in Sao Paulo. Credit Agricole hosted the third workshop in Paris in June 2012.  FMO, the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank, hosted the fourth workshop in The Hague in March 2013.  The B4B partners aim to replicate this training on a regional basis as funding and interest allows. 


  • BBOP provided a three-day training on biodiversity offsets to conservation fund managers from Latin America and Africa at the annual meeting of RedLAC, (the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Environmental Funds), in Suriname in November 2011.

photo of participants at RedLAC training event on biodiversity offsets

Participants at the "Opportunities for  Environmental Funds in Compensation and Offset Schemes" training.    Paramaribo, Suriname - November 2011.  Photo by Funbio.


Future training events will be conducted in response to demand and available resources.   If you are interested in hosting or sponsoring a training session on the BBOP Standard or related material, please contact BBOP@forest-trends.org