The Cross-Sector Biodiversity Initiative (CSBI) is a partnership between IPIECA, the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) and the Equator Principles Association, for developing and sharing good practice related to biodiversity in the extractive industries. Affiliated members include the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
CSBI is a unique collaborative platform for convening the collective knowledge and expertise of practitioners working across the three participating sectors: finance, oil and gas and mining.
The three industry associations and all their members are members of CSBI, contributing their staff time and other in-kind support. Three international financial institutions (IFIs) – the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) participate as associate members.
CSBI recognises the unique expertise of external stakeholders and NGOs in particular, their essential role in developing and promoting best practice, and the learning they can bring to the initiative. CSBI therefore seeks the external perspectives, concerns and suggestions to inform its work.