Business Impact School November 2017 - Business Speakers

Speakers were drawn from the VNP Business Interest Group and other relevant businesses and business initiatives at the forefront of innovation related to valuing nature. Individual presentations may be found at the links below:

Setting the Scene

Finance Sector 

Valuing environmental capital in long-term finance and investing - where do we start? – Andrew Cave, Head of Corporate Governance, Baillie Gifford

Energy Sector 

Ten things you didn’t know about mitigationGrant Douglas, Environmental Planner, SP Energy Networks

Land Management 

  • Valuing natural capital and added value – a perspective from Crown Estate Scotland – Andy Wells, Head of Property, Crown Estate Scotland
  • Powerful partnerships – Morag Garden, Head of Sustainability & Innovation, Scotch Whisky Association

Regulation (Hands on session) 

One Planet Prosperity: a 21st Century approach to regulationNicola Melville, Senior Scientist, Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Energy Sector, information/software

Water Utilities, Land Management 

  • Delivering better outcomes for our customers and the environment? Natural and Social Capital Accounting in the water sector – Mark Williams, Head of Environmental Science and Regulation, Scottish Water
  • A New Nature Economy – possible, desirable, essential? – Mat Roberts, Group Director of Environmental Strategy, Interserve PLC

Knowledge Exchange with Business (Hands on session) 

Maps and empathy: communicating your research – Ece Ozdemiroglu, Director, eftec

Finance Sector

The Green Investment Group: what green means to us – Emma Knight-Strong, Manager, Sustainable Finance, Green Investment Group