To preserve biodiversity, the international community is looking to different actors including the private sector to fund and develop new biodiversity-relevant products, services and business models.
But activating smaller actors in the private sector to conserve biodiversity requires capacity building and investment in communities where livelihoods depend on exploitation of biodiversity-rich ecosystems. It requires governance to move away from monocultures and other ecosystem destructive industries and a recognition of how preserving biodiversity and just development are interlinked; driving climate change and equality at the same time. To do this effectively we need a combination of conducive policies, finance and capacity building.
SEED supports a number of enterprises that work on ecosystem protection, restoration and management; their innovations, model & impact, to inspire others and identify how to fund, replicate or scale these across contexts.