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The EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and Biodiversity

Posted 12th December 2022

Summary The new EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) was finally approved on 28 November 2022 and provides a huge boost meaning that all publicly listed companies, companies with +250 employees and non-EU companies with a net turnover of EUR 150 million will be required to publicly disclose their environmental and social impact activities across […]

Business Systems and Biodiversity

The End of Business as Usual?

Posted 3rd December 2022

By our guest blogger: Pakhi Das Abstract Biodiversity and ecosystem services form the foundation of global economies and underpin all economic activities and human well-being. With almost 40% of the global economy derived from the direct use of biodiversity, more than 50% of the world’s GDP is moderate to heavily dependent on nature and its […]


Posted 16th November 2022

We are pleased to welcome Claire Beverley to our Team of Associates. Claire’s academic background is in Applied Biology and Biological Crop Protection. She is also a certified Agile and PRINCE2 Senior Project and Programme Manager amongst other qualifications, and she has won two Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) Awards; one in 2012 […]


Posted 31st August 2022

We are happy to announce that Stefan Harrison and Pakhi Das have joined IBC’s Team of Associates. Stefan’s background is in biology, biosystematics, and tropical ecology with a focus on entomology and botany. He has gained global experience in these fields working in research and for international NGOs in the Asia Pacific, Southern Africa, South […]

Welcome to our new Associate, Natalie Weber & Call for Associates

Posted 19th April 2022

  We are very pleased to welcome Natalie Weber as our first Associate to IBC.   Natalie is a bat expert and works as an independent ecologist and research consultant. She has more than 15 years of substantial (field) work experience in Africa and SE Asia and has worked on a diverse range of projects […]

Wanted: Ecologists in France

Posted 2nd November 2021

International Biodiversity Consultants Ltd (IBC) is an independent Biodiversity and Ecology specialist consultancy dedicated to conserving and enhancing the environment through Nature-based Solutions. We are working with our clients worldwide and provide them with technical support in their efforts to: – minimise their ecological footprint across their activities, value chains, and operation; – enhance biodiversity […]

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We’re in the middle of a biodiversity crisis, why are we offsetting?

Posted 30th October 2021

Introduction Biodiversity Offsetting, liked by governments, lending institutions and private sector developers it has been a mainstay solution for some time now with more countries adopting the practice. It allows developers and development to continue, even if sensitive ecosystems, habitats, or species are present. It’s the ‘can-do solution’, allowing economic progress and development to continue […]


Seed dispersal networks: lost interactions caused by species extinction

Posted 15th December 2020

Introduction Biodiversity is undergoing a great crisis worldwide, but if you have found your way to this blog, this is something you’re probably aware of by now. Something you may not know is that many ecosystems are losing their most important interactions due to rapid and increasing species extinction (Kaiser-Bunbury et al., 2010). One of […]

What do the new Equator Principles mean for Biodiversity?

Posted 15th November 2020

What has happened? On the 1 October 2020, The Equator Principles Association (EPA) updated its Equator Principles (EPs) for the fourth time (Equator Principles 4 or EP4 – you can download a version here [1]). What are the Equator Principles? The EPA was established in 2003 and in 2020 is made up of a little […]

Jakarta: Smart city of the future?

Posted 19th October 2020

Introduction Jakarta in Indonesia recently dropped 13 places to 94th in the Global Smart Cities Index published on 17th September 2020. Public perception regarding poor air quality, traffic congestion and a continuous increase in Covid-19 infections were to blame.[1]  These recent developments along with many climate and water related challenges demonstrate how urgently the city […]