Taking place on Wednesday: edie's biodiversity and business webinar featuring Kering and Unilever
Speakers from Kering, Unilever and the Woodland Trust have been confirmed to discuss the role of biodiversity in shaping and assisting sustainability strategies on a webinar taking place on Wednesday 21 April.
We are reaching a crucial tipping point for nature. Amidst a perfect storm of population growth, mass urbanisation and escalating climate change, we must be smarter about the way we use our oceans, freshwater and land; and how we produce energy, food and other resources.
The solutions are already available and many businesses are already taking action – whether its reducing impacts on nature, investing in protecting and restoring global ecosystems, or scaling up products and technologies with a positive environmental impact.
This one-hour webinar will explore what that action looks like, with fresh insights and specific takeaways to help your organisation on its biodiversity journey. The webinar session will include three expert presentations and a live audience Q&A.
The webinar will take place at 11am (BST) on Wednesday 21 April and will be available to watch on-demand for those who register.
Please note: Access to this premium webinar costs £25. This will also give you access to the on-demand recording of the session afterwards.
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Matt Mace, Content Editor, edie
Giulia Stellari, Sustainable Sourcing Directors, Unilever
Giulia Stellari leads Unilever’s upstream supply chain digital and carbon programs in support of the company’s commitments to climate and nature. She is responsible for the implementation of sustainable sourcing programs for a portfolio of Unilever ingredients and materials. Her work covers the design of digital tools and programs that increase transparency in the upstream supply chain and reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of Unilever’s upstream value chain.
Giulia’s previous experience includes being the Founder and President of a software startup that helps small-scale farmers professionalize the management of their farm operations. She holds a Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology and Genetics from Cornell, and an A.B. from Harvard in Biology.
Katrina ole-MoiYoi, Sustainable Sourcing Specialist, Kering
Katrina ole-MoiYoi joined Kering in 2019 as a Sustainable Sourcing Specialist. As a Stanford-trained PhD sustainability expert, Katrina has been championing sustainability initiatives within private companies and development institutions for over 10 years. Her previous roles include highly operational leadership positions with rapid-growth food production companies in Kenya and Israel. In addition to her private sector experience, she worked as a UN FAO researcher, advising South Asian governments on marine ecosystem management across the Bay of Bengal, as well as with a United States government contractor, where she managed a Sri Lankan post-tsunami environmental programme.
In her current role at Kering, Katrina brings her field-level operational experience to lead on sustainable raw material sourcing, biodiversity and agriculture. She is creating innovative programmes across the Group’s supply chain and played an integral role in designing Kering’s biodiversity strategy, including the Regenerative Fund for Nature, which is a pioneering approach in the industry.
Abi Bunker, Director of Conservation & External Affairs, Woodland Trust
Abi leads the Trust’s central teams providing expertise and leadership in public campaigning, public policy, external affairs, science & evidence and ecology/conservation.
Previously RSPB’s Head of Policy & Advocacy, Abi started in conservation as research co-ordinator at Mikumi National Park, Tanzania. She holds ecology & conservation and language degrees, alongside chartered accountancy qualifications.
As well as accessing this webinar, sustainability professionals seeking to place nature-based solutions into the heart of the their sustainability strategy will soon be able to access an exclusive edie Explains: Biodiversity downloadable report, sponsored by the Woodland Trust.
In the meantime, why not listen to edie's Sustainable Business Covered podcast, which recently streamed an episode on the topic, featuring exclusive biodiversity-focused conversations with Earth Security, Patagonia and the Woodland Trust. Click here to listen to the episode.
The webinar will be available to watch on repeat for those who pay the £25 admission fee. Click here to register for the webinar.