Business Impact School 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 

Setting the Scene

Welcome and introduction to the Valuing Nature Programme – Rosie Hails, Head of Valuing Nature Programme Coordination Team, CEH Science Director for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Equipping environmental science researchers with the skills to succeed in any career – David Roberts, Senior Programme Manager, Research Careers, NERC

Introduction to the School - Guy Duke, VNP Business Champion, Ecosystem Markets Task Force

VN research underpinning the recommendations of the Ecosystem Markets Task Force - Guy Duke, VNP Business Champion, Ecosystem Markets Task Force

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

Natural Capital Protocol

Natural Capital: a systems approach to including nature in decision-making – Mark Gough, Executive Director, Natural Capital Coalition

Green Infrastructure

Natural Capital: investing in a green infrastructure for the future city – Peter Massini, Principal Policy & Programme Officer, Green Infrastructure, Greater London Authority

The Construction Industry

Valuing nature in the built environment: a contractor’s strategy – Martin Ballard, Group Environment Manager, Willmott Dixon

Views from land and water management sectors

Value more than just money – Mat Roberts, Group Director of Sustainability Strategy, Interserve

The different ways in which Wessex Water values nature in our day to day activities – Ruth Barden, Head of Environment and Catchment Strategy, Wessex Water

Risk mangement, satellite earth observation

The risk management approach to valuing natural capital – Olivia Darby, Chief Operating Officer and Jon Gascoigne, Senior Risk Adviser, Capital, Science & Policy Practice at Willis Towers Watson

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

Knowledge Exchange with business - workshop

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

Natural capital's tools & accounts for land management

Realising nature’s value in infrastructure: examples from National Grid and Yorkshire Water – Chris White, Senior Environmental Economist, AECOM

Corporate natural capital accounting, in theory and in practice – Phil Cryle, Senior Consultant eftec