Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are already the heart of the local economies. SMEs prosper due to adaptability, innovation, persistence, and biodiversity. But what is ‘biodiversity’? All animals, from flies to tigers, all plants, from grass to giant trees, forests and oceans, fall under the spectrum of biodiversity. Biodiversity also includes gardens, green company sites, meadows and city parks. Companies, like all others interact with biodiversity, through dependence on natural resources, thus impacting biodiversity. SMEs can play a key role in conserving biodiversity. This guide will show how small and medium businesses can benefit from investing in biodiversity. The aim to inspire SMEs to start their journey.
The publication ‘Small business – A big deal for biodiversity’ explains how a focus on biodiversity will enable SMEs to become ‘future proof’ and ‘market smart’. This publication hopes to trigger and support SMEs to take the next step.It will enable the SMEs to understand the concept of ‘Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services,’ what it could mean to them as a company and as part of an area or landscape where different stakeholders depend on the same natural assets.
This publication was released at the Global Exhibition on Services 2016 held from 21-23 April 2016 at Greater Noida, UP.