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Proteus is a collaboration between extractives industry companies and UNEP-WCMC to support the development, improvement and dissemination of global information on biodiversity.

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Oil and Gas Industry Association for Environmental and Social Issues (IPIECA) 

IPIECA is the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues. It develops, shares and promotes good practices and knowledge to help the industry improve its environmental and social performance and is the industry’s principal channel of communication with the United Nations. Through its member led working groups and executive leadership, IPIECA brings together the collective expertise of oil and gas companies and associations. Its unique position within the industry enables its members to respond effectively to key environmental and social issues.

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The International Oil and Gas Producers Association (OGP)

OGP represents the upstream oil and gas industry before international organizations including the International Maritime Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Seas Conventions and other groups under the UN umbrella. At the regional level, OGP is the industry representative to the European Commission and Parliament and the OSPAR Commission for the North East Atlantic. Equally important is OGP’s role in promulgating best practices, particularly in the areas of health, safety, the environment and social responsibility.

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The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

ICMM is a membership organization, led by the CEOs of many of the world’s largest mining and metals companies and associations, and is committed to driving social, economic and environmental progress.

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The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)


The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

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The European Investment Bank (EIB)

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