Protecting biodiversity, satisfying the needs of human communities[Essay] by Frédéric Benhaim


The author was part of the “Entrepreneurs” third year program in HEC in 2011.

In the current context, biodiversity, which is a new notion in economics, is primarily viewed in terms of cost measurement and is rarely described as a source of economic opportunity. This study examines several business and social models that aim to preserve biodiversity while answering the needs of humans communities, thereby forming a new kind of opportunity. These models are analyzed with regards to recent and classical economic theory and to an escalating international public agenda. Thereby, in its own "institutional diversity" (E. Ostrom), the protection of biodiversity benefits from rare but nonetheless innovative examples of social and economic ventures.

Quote article  Frédéric Benhaim, « Protecting biodiversity, satisfying the needs of human communities », 27 october 2011, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Essay]

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