Welcome to Corporations for Biodiversity!

Biologists are alerting us to the fact that we’re experiencing major losses of wildlife habitat and biodiversity throughout the world.

Corporations, on the other hand, are expanding operations and hoping to grow. It’s just a matter of time before the actions of corporations and biologists collide. Corporations will soon face increasing stakeholder scrutiny and pressure to do their part to protect our planet’s biodiversity and wildlife.

Fortunately, conservation versus profit is not a zero-sum game where the winner takes all. There are many win-win scenarios that are good for business (e.g., reduced costs, reduced risk, and increased profits) and good for biodiversity (e.g. healthy species, populations,
and ecosystems).

This website will showcase the many ways that corporations play an active role in protecting our planet’s biodiversity. I will also share best practices that corporations may want to incorporate in their strategic planning and operations.

So who the heck is writing this? That would be me, Mark Aspelin. I spent over two decades managing a wide variety of corporate sustainability and environmental management projects for Fortune 500 corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies, which included several years working as a Conservation Biologist for The Nature Conservancy and the International Crane Foundation. I’m also the author of the book “Profitable Conservation: Business Strategies That Boost Your Bottom Line, Protect Wildlife, and Conserve Biodiversity.” I’ve been fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel the globe, visiting 100 countries and all 50 U.S. States, and I’m happy to call New Mexico my home.

Corporations for Biodiversity is my small contribution towards the goal of protecting wildlife and the habitats they depend upon for survival. I hope you enjoy the site!

Thanks for reading,
Mark

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Mark Aspelin is the Founder of Corporations for Biodiversity and author of the highly rated book “Profitable Conservation: Business Strategies That Boost Your Bottom Line, Protect Wildlife, and Conserve Biodiversity.”