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Our Work: Business & Biodiversity

About ABBI

The ABBI is an Australian alliance of organisations and individuals from business, government and the community committed to integrating biodiversity and sustainability into their policies and practices. The ABBI's mission is twofold:

  • to raise awareness of biodiversity and ecosystem services loss and degradation as a critical risk
  • to recognise the opportunity for Australian businesses to support the development of practical solutions that integrate consideration of biodiversity and ecosystem services into business decision-making and ultimately improve the health and resilience of the environment and the economy.

Role and expected outcomes

ABBI is an open and inclusive body established to:

  • Promote collaboration between business, academia, the not-for-profit sector and all levels of government on the issue of biodiversity and ecosystem services;
  • Raise the level of understanding of national and international biodiversity and sustainability issues amongst the Australian business community;
  • Further the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets;
  • Contribute Australian Business perspectives to the CBD's Global Partnership on Business and Biodiversity, a multi-stakeholder initiative launched at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the CBD, in 2010; and
  • Build business support for Australian biodiversity objectives and initiatives;
  • Explore and advocate the creation of a supportive environment to promote business investment on biodiversity



Steering Committee

  • Sustainable Business Australia
  • National Australia Bank
  • TierraMar Consulting
  • Trust for Nature
  • EarthWatch Australia
  • Department of the Environment (observer)

Members & Observers

  • ANZ - Observer
  • Australian Government - Member
  • Australian Paper (Leading Brands) - Observer
  • DEPI - Observer
  • Earthwatch Institute - Member
  • Ferrero - Member
  • Flora and Fauna International Australia - Member
  • Frontier Carbon - Observer
  • GPT - Observer
  • Greenfleet - Member
  • ICL - Member
  • Kilter Rural - Member
  • KPMG - Member
  • Lend Lease - Observer
  • Melbourne Water - Observer
  • MMG - Observer
  • My Farm Shop - Member
  • National Australia Bank - Member
  • NSW Office of Environment & Heritage (NSW OEH) - Member
  • Object Consulting - Observer
  • Planet Ark - Observer
  • Qantas - Observer
  • Stuart Anstee & Associates - Member
  • Sustainable Business Australia - Member
  • TierraMar Consulting - Member
  • TNC - Observer
  • Treasury Wine Estates - Observer
  • Trust for Nature - Member
  • Westpac - Observer
  • WWF - Member
  • Zoos Victoria - Member


If you are interested in joining the ABBI, please contact the ABBI Secretariat:

telephone : 61 2 6274 2878
email :

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