The Company of Biologists’ Sustainability Initiative

Launched in 2020, The Company of Biologists’ Sustainability Initiative provides guidance and support on the sustainability of events, and offers insights on technologies that can be used for virtual and hybrid events.

Event organisers can apply for grants which offer up to £2,500 to support innovative ideas that will enable biologists to collaborate proactively whilst minimising their impact on the environment.

Find out more about The Company of Biologists’ Sustainability Initiative

The Forest of Biologists

Launched in 2023, The Forest of Biologists is a living and growing forest that has been created as part of our new biodiversity initiative, with support from the Woodland Trust.

For each Research Article or Review article we publish, we are planting a tree in a UK forest. We will also be funding the restoration and protection of ancient woodland and dedicating these trees to our peer reviewers. All these real trees are also represented together in a virtual forest.

The Forest of Biologists is a celebration of the work of the scientists whose research and expertise fills our journals, and it is a clear demonstration of our commitment to sustainability.

Find out more about The Forest of Biologists

Watch our video, in which Publisher Claire Moulton explores the UK forests where we are planting and protecting trees


We are currently pursuing a policy of divestment from companies actively extracting fossil fuels. Present actions will progressively reduce such investments to little more than 1% of the total value of the portfolio. We are also moving to ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) compliant investments.

Any questions?

Would you like to apply for a grant from the Fund for Innovations in Sustainable Conferencing?

Sustainability Initiative in action

Which events have we funded?

The Forest of Biologists – our new biodiversity initiative

Keep up to date with the latest sustainability news

Visit our journal websites

Development Journal of Cell Science The Journal of Experimental Biology Disease Models & Mechanisms Biology Open

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