The acceleration in global biodiversity loss as a result of economic development is a clear indication of a failure not only to value biodiversity, but to integrate its value in to our business model. The adoption of the Natural Capital concept within business models has been proposed as a promising new approach towards reducing or halting the loss of biodiversity by recognising that business depends on, as well as impacts upon, our natural environment.
This event explored the treatment of biodiversity within the concept of natural capital. Are we witnessing a paradigm shift in the way we do business, or are we instead attempting to ‘fit’ the living environment to a tried, tested and failed business model that has caused so much harm to biodiversity in the past? A panel of experts presented their views on biodiversity within the natural capital concept, to include opportunities, risks, and where we go from here.
Download talk abstracts and speaker biographies: Abstracts - Natural capital 12 April 2016 (389.16 KB)
- Jonathan Baillie, Director of Conservation Programmes, ZSL
- Mark Gough, Executive Director, Natural Capital Coalition Mark Gough talk slides (841.03 KB)
- Mustafa Zaidi, Clarmond Mustafa Zaidi talk alides (3.65 MB)
- Chaired by Jonathon Porritt, Forum for the Future