Business, biodiversity & natural capital – Ambitions, risks & opportunities

4 October 2017: EU B@B Annual Conference – How to set an ambition level?

5 October 2017: GNF – Integrating Natural Capital into Your Business

Frankfurt / Main, Germany

One challenge – one location – two conferences

The EU B@B Platform and the Global Nature Fund (GNF) are joining forces in tackling the challenge for businesses in integrating biodiversity and natural capital. In a context of declining biodiversity across the globe and increasing pressures on natural resources, it is clear that all businesses across sectors will have to adapt their future strategies in order to succeed. While many front-running companies and organisations have already started working on biodiversity and natural capital these concepts are still new for many.

The two conferences under the common motto “Business, biodiversity & natural capital | Ambitions, risks & opportunities” will bring these front-runners and newcomers together with leading scientists, government officials and nature conservation organisations in a unique location in the centre of Europe.

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

The first conference, organised by the EU Business and Biodiversity Platform, will mainly focus on the strategic questions faced by businesses when approaching biodiversity and natural capital, namely: “How to set an ambition level?” Through practical examples, different approaches will be set out and solutions identified. The conference will also include a practical workshop focusing on natural capital and biodiversity accounting, innovation and finance and biodiversity. A detailed update about key policy developments at EU level will also be provided to the members.

Global Nature Fund | Integrating Natural Capital into Your Business

The conference on 5 October is organised by the GNF and will focus on operational issues related to the integration of natural capital into business. Starting from concrete business cases, the participants will have the chance to explore different natural capital practices, tools and innovations through a series of breakout sessions. Throughout the day, risks and opportunities for business related to natural capital will be discussed. The conference also provides an overview of the key developments taking place in that area in Germany and at international level.

There will be no conference fees. The number of participants is limited.
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Contact GNF:
Andrea Peiffer
Programme Manager
Global Nature Fund
+49 228 1848694 12

Contact EU B@B:
Yann Verstraeten
ICF Consulting Services Ltd
+32 (0)2 892 30 12




Natural Capital Conference financially supported by:

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

Gold Partner for the Natural Capital Conference:


Partners for the Natural Capital Conference:

 Natural Capital Coalition
 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