Business and Biodiversity

World Forum on Natural Capital

Under the theme, "Better Decisions for a Better World," the 2017 World Forum on Natural Capital will take place from 27-28 November in Edinburgh, UK, bringing together the latest developments and leading actors focused on mainstreaming natural capital considerations into decision-making.
Valuing nature

Experts from IUCN, the Natural Capital Coalition, Green Economy Coalition, UN Environment and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development will be joined by representatives from business, finance, government, academia and NGOs to discuss the latest knowledge and tools.  

 A growing body of evidence, including analysis of S&P 500 companies, suggests that companies which build natural capital and sustainability into their strategies are out performing their competitors. With growing environmental pressures and global political change, the topic has never been more important. 

"At the 2017 World Forum, we will be exploring how applying the principles of natural capital can improve decision-making within business, government and finance, both in terms of the benefits to the bottom line and the achievement of wider social, economic and environmental goals," said Jonny Hughes, an IUCN Councillor and Programme Director for the World Forum.

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