This is to draw attention to the recent (October 2006) and very useful report Building Biodiversity Business (pdf).
The report reviews different approaches and opportunities for significantly increasing private investment in biodiversity conservation. The authors believe that the most promising way to mobilise significant private investment in biodiversity is by making conservation a more viable business proposition. Through the intelligent use of market-based instruments, it is possible to align private and public interests.
The report was prepared by Joshua Bishop of The World Conservation Union (IUCN), Sachin Kapila of Shell International Limited and two consultants: Frank Hicks (Sustainable Development International S.A.) and Paul Mitchell (Green Horizons Environmental Consultants Limited).