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Is biodiversity business of business? – An explorative study of business’ engagement in the biodiversity challenge

Is biodiversity business of business? – An explorative study of business’ engagement in the biodiversity challenge


The world is facing a global challenge in stopping the decline of biodiversity. This challenge has gained increased attention on the international agenda during the last decade, but the target to stop the decline has not been obtained. Thus, a different approach to this challenge is needed, and this project is exploring the possibility of a greater involvement of companies.

In order to do so, different methods have been used; a content analysis and a questionnaire survey have determined how Danish companies are working with biodiversity at the moment and their perception of the challenge. Furthermore, qualitative interviews with central stakeholders of biodiversity have been conducted in order to get their point of view of the challenge and of the opportunity of involving business to a greater extent. These methods were selected based on an exploratory research design.

As an outcome of these methods, the opportunities and limitations for business to work with biodiversity have been identified. These will be the basis for future studies that can identify more specifically how business can work with biodiversity and be a part of solving the biodiversity challenge.

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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT & SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE  master.env.manager@plan.aau.dk

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