Business Impact School 2016 - 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 and videos may be found at the links below:

Introduction to the VNP
Michael Winter, Social Science / Arts & Humanities Lead of the VN Programme Coordination Team

NERC Innovation
Kay Heuser, Innovation Programme Officer, NERC                                                 

VN research underpinning the recommendations of the Ecosystem Markets Task Force
Guy Duke, VN Programme Coordination Team

The business case for investing in our natural assets
Peter Young, Chair, VNP Business Interest Group, Member (Founding Director & Chair), Aldersgate Group, Trustee, The Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts

The Natural Capital Protocol
Mark Gough, Executive Director, Natural Capital Coalition

Benefits and limitations of integrating NCA and ESA into water company activities:
view from the water sector

Jonathan Dobson, Sustainability Advisor, United Utilities 

Biodiversity net positive: lessons learnt from industry
Julia Baker, Biodiversity Specialist, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

Realising value through a natural capital approach
Ian Glover, Environmental Sustainability Manager, National Grid

The Natural Health Service: adding health value to business
William Bird, CEO, Intelligent Health Ltd

The risk management approach to valuing natural capital
Olivia Darby, Chief Operating Officer, Capital, Science & Policy Practice, Willis Towers Watson

That’s interesting but how do I make a profit out of it?
Mat Roberts, Group Sustainability Strategy Director, Interserve PLC

Satellite Earth Observation: services for ecosystem valuation
Nick Veck, Head of CEO Office, Satellite Applications Catapult

An integrated approach to managing impacts on nature in the milk value chain
Anna Turrell, Senior Public Affairs Manager – Sustainability, Nestlé UK&I

Understanding the need for and communicating evidence
Ece Ozdemiroglu, Director, Economics for the Environment Consultancy (eftec)  and 
Tim Sunderland, Principal Specialist in Economics, Natural England

Corporate Natural Capital Accounting at Windsor Great Park 
Allan Provins, Director, Economics for the Environment Consultancy (eftec)