Creating Shared Value through Integrated Conservation and Development Projects
This report examines the opportunities for the private sector to support integrated conservation and development projects. Based on eight case studies of successful initiatives in the Asia Pacific region, the report demonstrates how businesses can create shared value for conservation, development and themselves through strategic partnerships. The cases show that there are significant business opportunities that remain untapped. The private sector has the potential to develop new products and services, reduce costs, improve the efficiency of value chains, develop inclusive business models and create clusters of local economic development. Such approaches will improve the competitiveness of companies and add to long term profitability.