With the UN Biodiversity COP15 due to take place in Montreal in December, we are delighted to announce our upcoming webinar on biodiversity and the private sector’s role in halting and reversing nature loss: “COP15: Challenges and Opportunities in Mobilising the Private Sector”. The webinar will bring together world-renowned experts to discuss how businesses can mobilise and integrate biodiversity strategies into processes to meet COP requirements.
We are thrilled to welcome Åslaug Marie Haga, CEO of the Norwegian Wind Power Association and Mark Gough, CEO of Capitals Coalition to share their insights with us. The webinar will be moderated by Prof. Ioannis Ioannou, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School.
The webinar will focus, among other issues, on the discussions that countries are having related to the adoption of mandatory assessment and disclosure requirements on biodiversity for all large business and financial institutions by 2030. Mandatory assessment and disclosure may have the potential to create fair competition for business, increase accountability, engage investors, empower consumers, involve SMEs through supply chains, help ensure the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities and accelerate the transformation of our economies. The conversation will focus on specific ways to meaningfully integrate biodiversity considerations into strategic decision making and the challenges introduced by the broader politicization of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards.