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First Business Impact School Blog!

This is my first ever blog for a Business Impact School. Wish me luck!!

The valuing nature Business Impact School was held in London and required only getting a short flight from Belfast (mind you I thought an early flight seemed like a good idea at the time….until I realised the coffee shop hadn’t opened yet). 

The Business Impact School was hosted by Willis Towers Watson at the Willis Building and was located near the top floor where you could see the Thames River and the London eye, (mind you my ears did pop a few times going up in the elevator).


Environmental economics: a beginner’s tale

Photo Joseph Kenworthy - Eden Estuary, one of Joe's field sites

Joseph Kenworthy, one of our Placements from the University of St Andrews, here writes about the start of his placement and where he hopes it will take him and his research

A number of weeks ago I attended a meeting with mainly social scientists and economists, presenting on my project about valuing coastal ecosystems and how they’re affected bydifferent stressors. This event was the “Valuing Nature Placements” start-up meeting in London, and when I began my presentation I described myself as a field ecologist with very little knowledge of environmental economics.


Study demonstrates value of green spaces to society

A new report published by national land management charity, the Land Trust, shows just how much nature adds to people’s health and sense of safety.

The report, undertaken by independent economic consultants, found that every pound invested in parks and nature reserves contributes £30 towards health and wellbeing, and £23 towards crime reduction and community safety.


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