The Global Nature Fund and the European Commission look back on two successful days of events: on 4 and 5 October around 150 international company representatives and experts from more than 20 countries discussed about the effective integration of biodiversity and natural capital into corporate decision making. Under the common motto "Business, biodiversity & natural capital | Ambitions, risks & opportunities" the conference brought front-runners and newcomers together with leading scientists, government officials and nature conservation organisations at the Nestlé Competence Center in Frankfurt/Germany.

EU B@B Annual Conference – How to set an ambition level?

To view the outcome of the 4 October conference organised by the EU B@B Platform please visit the annual conference page of the B@B Platform.

GNF | Integrating Natural Capital into Your Business

The conference on 5 October, organised by the Global Nature Fund, focused on the integration of Natural capital into businesses. In the morning, presentations from representatives from businesses (Hugo Boss, SEKISUI, Eosta, Allianz), government (BMUB) and civil society (GNF, Wildlands Conservation Trust) opened the floor for interesting discussions with the audience.

Further challenges and opportunities from the integration of natural capital into businesses were discussed in seven breakout sessions during the afternoon. The various sessions provided a wide range of applications of natural capital assessments in different sectors, like food, finance or construction (presentations downloadable as PDF).

A comprehensive summary of both days can be downloded here.

 Natural Capital Markets and Valuation

Andrea Peiffer

Global Nature Fund
 + 49 228 1848694-12
peiffer@globalnature.org

 

 Downloads

 

Information and downloads from the conference on 4 October you find on the annual conference page of the B@B Platform

 

Watch the pancel discussion live from the event on Periscope.

 Panel Discussion live on Periscope

 

The Natural Capital Conference from GNF on 5 October was financially supported by:

 German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety
 Umweltbundesamt

Gold Partner for the Natural Capital Conference:

 Arcadis
 

Partners for the Natural Capital Conference:

 Natural Capital Coalition
 Ecosense
 Unternehmensgrün
 Biodiversity in Good Company
 Natural Capital Finance Alliance
 World Business Council for Sustainable Development
 Global Compact - Netzwerk Deutschland
 Verein für Umweltmanagement und Nachhaltigkeit in Finanzinstituten e.V. (VfU)
 

Media Partners for the Natural Capital Conference:

 Handelsblatt Business Briefing
Nachhaltige Investments
 Forum Nachhaltig Wirtschaften