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Webinar: The business of nature: building biodiversity into your strategy, 12 August 2020

As the world is getting to grips with the global pandemic many businesses are now looking to ensure their short- and long-term viability. Covid-19 has brought into question our relationship with nature and as governments and companies explore what a green recovery to the pandemic could look like, resilience and strategy are becoming core to the debate. 
When Aug 12, 2020
from 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM
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Many businesses are highly dependent on nature for the provision of goods and services, and some are setting bold ambitions to restore biodiversity. But how can organisations with complex global supply chains assess the impacts that they are having on nature and biodiversity? And what do they need to do to develop robust corporate strategies to develop and deliver their commitments on nature?

Join CISL’s Business and Nature team to explore these issues, and come away with:

  • An understanding of the relationship between corporates and nature; 
  • Examples of quantifying impacts of business on biodiversity;
  • Case studies of corporate approaches to developing biodiversity strategies.

Register for the webinar here. 

Our speakers include:

Gemma CranstonDr Gemma Cranston, Director, Business and Nature, CISL

Gemma has fifteen years of experience in sustainability working with researchers, business and governments. She collaborates with a range of companies to identify strategic approaches to address their dependencies and impacts on nature. She is leading a team who are supporting businesses in amplifying their ambitions for global action on reversing nature loss, articulating a view on what business leadership looks like in the face of the ecological crisis and identifying sustainable and scalable solutions.

Cath TayleurDr Cath Tayleur, Senior Programme Manager, CISL

Cath is a biodiversity technical specialist, with expertise in the impacts of food and farming systems. She leads the Centre’s work on the Trade, Development and Environment Hub project, a large collaborative project which aims to make international commodity trade a force for good for nature and people.

Helen CrowleyDr Helen Crowley, Senior Advisor Resilient Supply Chains & Fellow, Conservation International

Helen advises and supports Kering’s portfolio of luxury brands to implement best practices in sustainability. Specifically, she focuses on developing innovative approaches for raw material sourcing, improved manufacturing processes and she leads on implementation of animal welfare standards and the integration of biodiversity, planetary boundary and circular economy principles into the business.

Sam SinclairDr Sam Sinclair, Director, Biodiversify 

Sam has more than a decade of experience in biodiversity conservation. He specialises in biodiversity and ecosystem policy and governance, and has published on conservation planning, social research and no net loss. In his role at Biodiversify he focuses on novel challenges where there isn't an off the shelf solution. His particular interest is the very practical question of how to embed scientific evidence within a process that allows us to make robust decisions.

Katrina Ole MoiyoiDr Katrina ole-MoiYoi, Sustainable Sourcing Specialist, Kering

Katrina is a Stanford-trained PhD sustainability expert, with over 10 years of experience championing sustainability initiatives within private companies and development institutions. She brings operational farming experience leading rapid-growth agricultural companies in Kenya and Israel, and previously worked with the UN FAO and USAID in various Southeast Asian countries on marine conservation programs. At Kering, she leads work in biodiversity and regenerative agriculture.

Chris BrownDr Chris Brown, Senior Director Sustainable Supply Chain, Asda

Chris is Senior Director Sustainable Supply Chain for ASDA. His remit covers sourcing agricultural products as well as aquaculture and caught fisheries. He is a member of Walmart Sustainable Leadership group. He has previously worked for Marks and Spencer, farming levy bodies and government.

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Dates and time

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM BST



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