The Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) grew to be an international collaboration in which more than 130 leading organizations  and individuals including companies, financial institutions, government agencies and civil society organizations, were members of its Advisory Group from 2004-2018. Together, the members tested and developed best practice on biodiversity offsets and conservation banking worldwide.

The BBOP partners wish to show, through experience in a range of industry sectors, that careful mitigation, including biodiversity offsets, can help achieve significantly more, better and more cost-effective conservation outcomes than normally occurs in infrastructure development.   The BBOP partners believe that demonstrating no net loss of biodiversity (and preferably a net gain) can help companies secure their license to operate, better manage their costs and liabilities, and improve outcomes for affected communities.

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