Impact of industry on biodiversity

India accounts for just 2.4% of the world land area, yet supports 7% of globally recorded species and 18% of human population. Due to industrialization and aggressive economic development, biodiversity has been impacted significantly leading to inefficient use and exploitation of natural resources. This impact has led to a gradual and in some cases rapid extinction of species and loss of green cover. With growth and development taking center stage, biodiversity will become an important criterion for industries to consider as they build a sustainable business. Biodiversity conservation has become crucial for providing livelihood and improving socioeconomic conditions, and therefore to accelerate sustainable development, businesses need to be willingly involved in environmental protection and a sustainable approach to the use of natural resources .

While there are many businesses already focusing on biodiversity as an important aspect of doing business the right way, there is a need to discuss, learn from each other, and come up with new ideas to scale biodiversity solutions while achieving sustainable growth. The Government has also outlined certain policies to follow through in its Biological Diversity Rules (2004), and the use of technology to track and monitor industry’s impact on biodiversity, has enabled an environment for the industry to focus on bio diversity as an integral part of their business operations.

Treeni Sustainability Solutions in association with TATA Motors Limited cordially invite you to join us for our fourth installment of Sustainability for Breakfast, where we will understand, discuss, and attempt to come up with recommendations and solutions that can be implemented for biodiversity protection and preservation by businesses. This session will be followed by lunch.

S4B 4.0 Key Objectives

To understand, define and explore the impact of industry on biodiversity Share how companies have been focusing on biodiversity and the initiatives undertaken Discuss ideas to achieve scale in addressing biodiversity Understand the role of technology in helping industries achieve sustainable focus on biodiversity.