In this FIBS Webinar you will
- hear an introduction to what natural, social, human, and produced capital stocks and flows are
- learn how you can apply natural capital thinking to manage risks and identify opportunities
- understand from a business case, how you can apply this thinking yourselves
Agreed upon by over 200 leaders of the largest global companies, the idea that pursuing only shareholder interests, also called produced capital, is dead. Investing in employees, or human capital, protecting the environment, also called natural capital, and dealing fairly and ethically with suppliers, which is also embedded in social capital, is paramount.
Our relationship with the environment is under increasing stress and exposes embedded risks in increasing numbers. Biodiversity degradation has impacts across sectors, from health, to agricultural, finance, and culture. The loss of ecosystem services is particularly alarming for business. A holistic understanding of impacts and dependencies on natural capital is essential for business decision-making in the 21st century.
Join this webinar organized in partnership with Natural Capital Coalition to learn why it is important for your business to adopt natural capital thinking and what are the first steps to start your journey.
- Companies starting their natural capital journey, interested in understanding impacts and dependencies on nature.
- Companies looking for improved decision-making, taking people and nature into account, leading to business opportunities such as improved financing and reduced risks.
- Especially relevant for companies engaged in food & beverage, agriculture, financing, investment, accounting, consultancy.
Tim Polaszek is the Collaboration Manager at the Coalition, helping to draw on the expertise and experience of the coalition organisations in order to support capitals thinking and holistic decision-making. Previously, he has worked as a consultant identifying, measuring and valuing ecosystem services across the Caribbean, West Africa, and Oceania. Tim has also worked in the EU Emissions Trading System, financing emissions reductions projects globally. Tim has a BSc in Biology (University of Sheffield), an MSc in Environment and Resource Management (VU University, Amsterdam), and an Investment Advice Diploma (CISI, London).
Gordon Rogers is a champion of sustainability and responsible business, with a focus on water, natural capital and climate change. As Head of Sustainability at Yorkshire Water, Gordon has embedded the Six Capitals and Integrated Reporting to support more sustainable decision-making, strategies and investment choices. Gordon and his team have delivered a wide range of sustainability improvements through a cross-business programme of environmental, financial and social priorities. A current focus is leading the business in its commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2030. Gordon is also the chair of trustees at Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation, shaping their strategy and governing donations.
The event is included in FIBS membership fee
Miira Kokkonen, +358443673632, miira.kokkonen(a)fibsry.fi