LIFE Institute

Our purpose is to integrate biodiversity conservation into business models to maintain the ecosystem services that guarantee the functionality of business operations, the planet and society.

We believe in the power of influence and protagonism of companies and their value chains to propagate positive changes.

Founded in 2009, we are an international non-profit standard setting organization responsible for the development and management of LIFE methodologies and their third-party certification systems: LIFE Business and Biodiversity and LIFE Sustainable Territorial Management.

Based in Brazil, we also operate in Europe, Mexico and Paraguay. 

Our DNA is committed to incorporate the commitments of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD/UN) into the business agenda.

As one of the founding institutions of the Brazilian Business and Biodiversity Initiative (IBNBio), we are members of the Global Partnership for Business and Biodiversity and also part of the Align Project – Aligning accounting approaches for Nature, of the European Business and Biodiversity Platform.


Recognize and add value to private and public institutions that develop actions in favor of biodiversity conservation.


To be an international reference in promoting  integration between business and biodiversity conservation.