Biodiversity and business: Restoring nature through your sustainability strategy


21 April 2021

Biodiversity and business: Restoring nature through your sustainability strategy - edie.net

This webinar, hosted in association with Woodland Trust, will bring together a selection of business leaders and environmental experts to discuss how businesses can protect ecosystems, reverse nature loss and enhance biodiversity.

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.

Click the blue REGISTER NOW to access the on-demand recording.

Please note: You must pay to access the recording of this webinar. On-demand access costs £10+VAT.

Discussion points

  • Building biodiversity into your sustainability strategy: Top tips for business
  • The power of partnerships: Collaborating on biodiversity and nature restoration
  • Biodiversity Net Gain: What it means for you

Chair

Matt Mace, Content Editor, edie

Speakers

 

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.




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