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 7, 2019 - Session 1

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

EBNS Moderator

Eva Zabey

Executive Director, Business for Nature Coalition

Plenary 1 - Building action for nature and people: businesses can lead the way!

Welcoming remarks

Hugo Morán

Secretary of State for Environment, Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition

Terhi Lehtonen

Secretary of State for Environment, Finnish Ministry of Environment and Climate

Thomas Verheye

Principal Advisor Green Finance & Investment, European Commission

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Plenary 2 - 1st high-level panel – Building action for nature and people

David Cooper

Deputy Executive Secretary, CBD

Anne Larigauderie

Executive Secretary, IPBES

Valentín Alfaya

President, Spanish Green Growth Group

Alice Durand-Reville

Director of Corporate and Public Affairs, Danone

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Plenary 3 - Kick-starting a European business commitment for nature

Christian Heller

Vice President of BASF and CEO of value balancing alliance

Jan-Willem Straatsma

Sustainable Livestock Farming Manager, Friesland Campina

Willem Ferwerda

CEO, Commonland

Gautier Quéru

Director, Land Degradation Neutrality Fund (LDN Fund), Mirova

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Group Sessions 1-6

GS 1 - Business for Nature Coalition: progress on building commitments

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GS 2 - Training on natural Capital

Katia Bonga

Associate, Redifining Value (WBCSD)

Nadine McCormick

Programme Officer, IUCN Business & Biodiversity Programme.

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GS 3 - Target and measure net positive biodiversity impact from finance perspective

Roel Nozeman

Senior Advisory Biodiversity, ASN Bank

Wijnand Broer

Partner, CREM

Anne-Marie Bor

Finance Workstream Leader, B @ B EU Platform and Founder and Process Manager of NextGreen

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Sophie Ménard

CDC Biodiversité
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GS 4 - Towards common ground in biodiversity measurement approaches for business

Johan Lammerant

Arcadis, Natural Capital Accounting workstream leader, EU B@B Platform

Sandra Magro

CEO and Founder, Creando Redes

Julie Dimitrijevic

UNEP-WCMC

An De Schryver

Environmental Footprint Team, DG ENV, European Commission

Valentín Alfaya

H&S, Quality and Environment Director, Ferrovial

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GS 5 - Towards Finance for Nature and enabling Accounting, Reporting and Disclosure Systems

Anne-Marie Bor

Lead Workstream Finance EU Business@Biodiversity Platform

Sandra Castañeda

Director of Corporate Development, Triodos Bank Spain

Katia Karousakis

Team leader and environmental economist, OECD

Nicholas MacFarlane

Scientist and Technical Advisor, IUCN Science-based Targets team

Jacqueline Jackson

n, Account Director, Trucost/S&P

Joshua Berger

CDC Biodiversité

Katie Leach

Senior Programme Officer, UNEP-WCMC

Sharon Machado

Portfolio Head of Business Reporting, ACCA

Ana Krotova

Manager, GRI

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GS 6 - Boosting sustainability innovation through biodiversity

David Álvarez

CEO of Ecoacsa

Rodrigo Fernández-Mellado

Director, Biodiversity Node

Rosario "Cherry" Chan

Senior Manager, Global Sustainable Development, LafargeHolcim

Antonio Calvo

Sustainability and External Relationships, Red Eléctrica de España

Pilar Gegúndez

Director of Environment and Sustainability of Natural Resources, LafargeHolcim Spain

Isaac Nájera

,Global Lead, Environment – Exploration & Production, Repsol

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PL 4-5: Connecting the dots for Business and Nature

Closing remarks

Eva Zabey

Executive Director, Business for Nature

Katia Bonga

Associate, Redifining Value (WBCSD)

Martin Lok

Deputy Director, Natural Capital Coalition

Peter White

Ambassador, COP-15/Biodiversity, WBCSD.

David Álvarez

CEO of Ecoacsa

Johan Lammerant

Arcadis, Natural Capital Accounting workstream leader, EU B@B Platform

Joshua Berger

CDC Biodiversité

Roel Nozeman

Senior Advisory Biodiversity, ASN Bank

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