IUCN’s Role


IUCN, represented by its Global Business and Biodiversity Programme, was the official coordinator of the ASI standard-setting process from 1 January 2013 to 31 August 2015.

IUCN’s role was to ensure that the standard-setting process is transparent, inclusive and effective. IUCN was responsible for the design and implementation of the standard-setting process, in particular for the:

  • selection of the stakeholder representatives for the Standard Setting Group;
  • implementation of the stakeholder outreach programme;
  • management of the budget and all administrative requirements; and
  • development and implementation of the communication strategy and plan.

The IUCN team included:
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