Building Action for Nature and People

The European Business and Nature Summit is a regional stepping stone in the global run to strengthen the role of businesses in supporting nature conservation and its sustainable use.

European Business

and Nature Summit

Nov 8, 2019 - Session

Building action for nature and people: Public-private alliances and innovations to leverage business action

EBNS Moderator

Eva Zabey

Executive Director, Business for Nature Coalition

Plenary 6 - Building a thriving planet and society together: How do we move away from business as usual?

Welcoming remarks

Daniel Calleja

Director General for Environment, DG Environment, European Commission

Marco Lambertini

Director General, WWF International

Peter White

Ambassador, COP-15/Biodiversity, WBCSD

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Group Sessions 7-12

GS 7 - Investing in green infrastructure and nature-based solutions at the local level

Efrén Feliu

Climate Change Manager of Tecnalia

Andrés Alcántara

Corporate Development Department Director, UICN Mediterranean

Marga Parés

Head of Biodiversity, City of Barcelona

Michael Schwarze-Rodrian

EU Representative of the Regional Association Ruhr in Germany

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GS8 - Strategies and frameworks to engage businesses on biodiversity

Kristiina Niikkonen

Environment Councellor, Ministry of the Environment, Finland

Terhi Lehtonen

Secretary of State, Ministry of the Environment, Finland

Javier Cachón

General Director on Biodiversity and Environmental Quality, Spanish Ministry for the Ecological Transition

Timo Lehesvirta

Sustainable Forestry Lead, Forest, Global, UPM

Martin Lok

Deputy Director, Natural Capital Coalition

Claire Varret

Head of biodiversity, EDF & Act4Nature, France

Veronica Veneziano

Biodiversity in Good Company

Steven Dickinson

DG/PSR/HSE/EES/ENV, Senior Environment Adviser, Biodiversity and Water, Total

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GS 9 -Combining forces: building the bridge between natural capital approaches

Carl Orbst

Director, IDEEA Group

Johan Lammerant

Lead Expert Natural Capital, Arcadis

Marta Santamaría

Policy Director, Natural Capital Coalition

Óscar Rico

Natural Capital Officer (IUCN)

Mark Eigenraam

Director, IDEEA Group

Fernando Santos

Professor, Chemical and Environmental Technology Department, Rey Juan Carlos University

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GS 10 - Linking the biodiversity and circular economy agendas

Eduardo Fernández

Environment and Sustainability Corporate Department of Naturgy

Andrea Weigel

Group Sustainability Manager, Clariant

Raquel Canales

Project Manager, Circular Economy Cluster, Forética

An De Schryver

Environmental Footprint Team, DG Environnent, European Commission

Brendan Egerton

Director Circular Economy, WBCSD

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GS 11 - Engaging with biodiversity throughout the supply chain

Eduardo de Miguel

Director of Fundación Global Nature

Dinnorah Suárez Lesmes

Director, Canarias Sostenible

Alison von Ketteler

Manager FSC Ecosystem Services Programme, FSC Europe

Eduardo R. Franchini

Agronomy Manager, Japan Tobacco International

Sara Navarro Sánchez

Director, Sara Navarro

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GS 12 - Finance round Table

Joaquín Garralda

President of Spainsif

Julia Salazar

Sales Director of Amundi AM

Sandra González

Director of Responsible Banking, CaixaBank

Tomás Conde

ESG Specialist, Spanish Association for Investor Relations (ARIE)

Antonio Panagiotopoulos

Senior ESG Analyst in MSCI

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PL 7 - 2nd high-level panel

Session 6 - The road to 2030: How to engage businesses and build lasting partnerships to accelerate change and build momentum for nature?

Thomas Verheye

Principal Advisor Green Finance & Investment, European Commission

Tom Vöge

International Chamber of Commerce

Bernedine Bos

Director of Services, CSR Europe

Kimberly Nicole Pope

World Economic Forum

Mark Gough

CEO, Capitals Coalition

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Day 1 - 7th November, 2019

Building action for nature and people: The role of businesses and financial institutions