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Securing the Standard: Next Steps for Conservation Certification

Many projects recognized by WHC Conservation Certification use adaptive management to strengthen their outcomes.

SDGs and Biodiversity – The Private Sector Impact

Industry can do many things to address its impact on nature and embrace the restorative imperatives contained within circular economy models.

Taking Nature Out of the Corner and Into the Spotlight: Biodiversity and the Circular Economy

Industry can do many things to address its impact on nature and embrace the restorative imperatives contained within circular economy models.

Unusual Places with Unexpected Partners: Welcoming All-Comers to Restore, Improve and Protect Nature

Business plays a key role with respect to biodiversity and the conservation of nature.

Setting the New Standard: Aligning Conservation Goals with Existing Priorities

This is the seventh in a series of monthly blog posts exploring the development of a new standard in corporate conservation certification.

Setting the New Standard: Supported Approaches Empower Success

This is the fifth in a series of monthly blog posts exploring the development of a new standard in corporate conservation certification. It is a widely-held belief that a clinical distance must be maintained between the certifier and the certified, that one body should be the keeper of the standard and the other should be the […]

Setting the New Standard: Transparency Matters

This is the fourth in a series of monthly blog posts exploring the development of a new standard in corporate conservation certification. In “Learning Through Disclosure,” an essay in Transparency in Global Environmental Governance, Graeme Auld and Lars Gulbrandsen show how two types of transparency—procedural transparency and outcome transparency—can impact the legitimacy of a recognition program. […]

Setting the New Standard: Scalability is Imperative for Accessibility

This is the third in a series of monthly blog posts exploring the development of a new standard in corporate conservation certification. In previous posts we have outlined the defining tenets of an effective Voluntary Sustainability Standard (VSS) that will encourage broad adoption and ultimately increase conservation on corporate lands. These tenets are accessibility, credibility […]
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