Biodiversity Case Studies

A series of Canadian biodiversity conservation case studies are being developed across all business sectors. The case studies are intended as learning tools and showcase examples of Canadian leadership in biodiversity conservation.


  1. Demonstrate the business case for biodiversity conservation through case study illustrations.
  2. Demonstrate Canadian business leadership in biodiversity conservation across all business sectors, not just primary resource users.
  3. Share biodiversity conservation ideas and lessons among all Canadian business sectors.
  4. Promote Canadian business involvement in biodiversity conservation through a series of business case studies.
  5. Market and promote business involvement in biodiversity conservation nationally and globally.
  6. Promote the case studies' results and lessons learned at the Parties to the Convention of Biological Diversity meeting (COP11), New Delhi, India, 2012.

The Canadian Business and Biodiversity Council (CBBC) is currently developing a second compilation of case studies highlighting Canadian business involvement in biodiversity conservation. The second volume will also provide for the inclusion of updates of previously published case studies, should any of the earlier contributors have new information to share in light of ongoing implementation and evaluation. These new case studies and updates will be released at the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), 8-19 October, 2012, Hyderabad India.

If you would like a biodiversity conservation initiative of your business to be included in this compilation or more information on this exciting opportunity please contact the CBBC.

Current Case Studies:


Construction Materials


Electric Utilities

Food and Beverage


Household and Personal Products

Metals and Mining

Oil and Gas

Paper and Forest Products

If you are interested in knowing more or having a case study completed on your business please contact the Canadian Business and Biodiversity Secretariat.