Webinar & Masterclass. Business and biodiversity: Accelerating the shift to a nature-positive planet

Event Date: 18/10/2023 1:00 pm

Webinar & Masterclass. Business and biodiversity: Accelerating the shift to a nature-positive planet

This combined webinar and masterclass session will help businesses to embed biodiversity into sustainability strategies in ways which protect ecosystems, reverse nature loss and increase resilience.

We are reaching a crucial tipping point for nature. Amidst a perfect storm of mass urbanisation, unsustainable exploitation of natural resources and escalating climate change, businesses must radically re-think the way we use our land and oceans, and how we produce energy, food and other resources.

The solutions are already available and many businesses are already taking action – whether its through the adoption of nature-based solutions, investing in ecosystem restoration, or scaling up nature-positive products and technologies.

Supported by real-life case studies and practical insights, this edie webinar and masterclass brings together a selection of sustainability, CSR and environmental experts to break down how organisations large and small can re-think business models, enhance biodiversity and ultimately become nature-positive.

The session is broken into two parts: a 60-minute, Q&A-style webinar exploring what true business leadership in the context of nature and biodiversity; and a 45-minute masterclass breaking down how businesses can effectively measure and report their impacts on nature.

Session 1: The big biodiversity Q&A: Business actions to protect and restore nature (13:00-14:00)


Sarah George, Senior Reporter, edie


Discussion points

  • Understanding how nature-related risks are already here, and getting bigger and faster
  • Getting your own house in order: Baselining your biodiversity impacts and setting nature-related targets
  • The role of offsetting: Identifying credible approaches to nature-based solutions
  • Beyond compliance: What ‘great’ business looks like on nature and biodiversity through to 2030

Session 2: 45-Minute Masterclass: How to measure and report business impacts on nature (TNFD) (14:00-14:45)


  • Sarah George, Senior Reporter, edie


Discussion points

  • How to develop and embed an ambitious nature and biodiversity reporting strategy
  • The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD): Measuring, valuing and prioritising your impacts on nature
  • Biodiversity Net Gain: What it means for your organisation
  • Overcoming nature-related data barriers and knowledge gaps

RECOMMENDED PRE-READING FOR REGISTRANTS: edie Explains: Biodiversity and business

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