Agenda

Here's what's scheduled for the event. All times are in BST.

8:30 AM
Registration, networking & morning coffee
 
8:55 AM
Chair’s opening remarks
 
9:00 AM
Keynote address: The Green Finance Strategy and Nature Markets Framework – the Government’s plans for nature-based markets

The Rt Hon Lord Benyon, Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

9:15 AM
Keynote address: The Global Biodiversity Framework Targets – Are we on target?

Dr David Cooper, Acting Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

9:30 AM
Keynote address: Nature as infrastructure – rethinking our conceptual approach
 
9:45 AM
The latest development in biodiversity credit markets

Moderator:

Caroline Bush, Associate Director, Osborne Clarke

Panel:

Dr Tim Coles OBE, Director and Chief Executive Officer, rePLANET, and Member, BCA Task Force

Guy Thompson, Managing Director, EnTrade and Group Sustainability Director, Wessex Water

10:35 AM
Networking & morning coffee break
 
11:00 AM
The use of satellite data and AI for monitoring nature
 
11:20 AM
Data and metrics: how public and private initiatives together can address the market’s requirements

Moderator:

tbc

Panel:

Sue Armstrong Brown, Global Director of Environmental Impact and Thought Leadership, CDP 

Elena Pérez Celis, Head of Policy & Public Affairs, Bankers for Net Zero 

Peter Ward, Head of Corporate Partnerships, The Natural History Museum

12:05 PM
Business opportunities in biodiversity – the intersection of biodiversity and technology

Moderator:

Eva Zabey, Chief Executive Officer , Business for Nature

Panel:

Dr Katie Leach, Group Head of Nature, Lloyds Banking Group

Dr Adonai Herrera-Martínez, Director, Environment and Sustainability, EBRD

12:50 PM
Networking & lunch break
 
1:45 PM
Keynote address: Financing the Bioeconomy

Dr Simon Zadek, Co-Chief Executive Officer, NatureFinance, Co-CEO and Senior Advisor to the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) 

2:00 PM
Biodiversity & nature: recent regulatory developments and horizon scanning

Kim Rybarczyk, ESG Counsel, Linklaters

2:20 PM
Reporting on nature risks, opportunities, impacts and dependencies

Moderator:

Jo Paisley, President, GARP Risk Institute

Panel:

Mark Gough, Chief Executive Officer, Capitals Coalition

Karen Ellis, Chief Economist, WWF-UK

Sebastian Leape, Chief Executive Officer, NatCap

Elodie Chêne, Senior Manager, Standards, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) 

3:05 PM
Understanding linkage between directors’ fiduciary duties and their legal responsibilities in relation to nature and climate
 
3:25 PM
Networking & afternoon tea break
 
3:45 PM
How to measure biodiversity impact? Guidance on approaches and tools
 
4:05 PM
Biodiversity net gain requirements: steps for developers
 
4:25 PM
How to incorporate nature into investment decisions

Moderator

Gilad Goren, Executive Director, Nature Tech Collective

Panel:

Jenn-Hui Tan, Chief Sustainability Officer, Fidelity International

Lisa Beauvilain, Executive Director, Global Head of Sustainability, Impax Asset Management

Ingrid Kukuljan, Head of Impact and Sustainable Investing at Federated Hermes

5:10 PM
Chair’s closing remarks
 
5:15 PM
Close of proceedings