11-24 March 2021
There has never been a better time for businesses to assess their impacts and dependencies on nature. Through understanding and considering the risks and opportunities created by nature, businesses can make better decisions that benefit themselves, society and the planet as a whole.
We Value Nature and our partners are excited to invite you to join the 10-day business challenge. Supporting and encouraging concrete change for nature, this action-oriented event, running from 11-24 March 2021, will offer a series of practical sessions and small challenges spread across 10 days to help you take the next steps on your nature journey.
The event is open to anyone so whether you’re a business or organization at the beginning of your valuing nature journey, or you have already undertaken a natural capital assessment and are looking to scale your thinking, we have sessions and challenges for you.
Sign-up to the challenge to receive 10 daily emails throughout the event containing your daily challenge and news about upcoming sessions.
In addition to sessions organised as part of the We Value Nature 10-Day Challenge, we have collated relevant and recommended events which are taking place across the 10 days. These events cover a variety of topics including natural capital accounting, nature-based solutions, biodiversity and natural capital, and will help you take the next steps on your nature journey.
The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review, and the Capitals Approach for business
11th March 2021, 10:00 - 11:00 CET
UK Treasury & Capitals Coalition
The Dasgupta Review, commissioned by the UK's Treasury and led by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, was published in February this year. This session will explore the Review's intellectual framework, its recommendations, and what they mean for businesses. We will explore options for change including natural capital accounting; sustainable production, consumption and supply chains; and finance. We will also illustrate how a Capitals approach can underpin the achievement of several of the Review's recommendations. A greater understanding of business impacts and dependencies on natural, human, and social capital is essential to overcome our shared global challenges.
Nature-based solutions for business: everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask
12th March 2021, 14:00 - 16:00 CET
WBCSD & IUCN
Participants in this session will learn about different nature-based solutions (NbS) and the tools available to help your respective business and networks develop NbS actions that have multiple benefits for people and nature. The session will clarify the definition and scope of NbS, based on WBCSD's recently launched "Accelerating business solutions for climate and nature Report : Mapping nature-based solutions and natural climate solutions".
In addition, it will explore how business can design and implement NbS using the IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions and share examples and lessons for the benefit of others embarking on this journey.
How to develop practical guidance on nature and biodiversity for SMEs in the agri-food sector?
15th March 2021, 14:00 - 16:00 CET
The objective of this session is to engage SMEs and their partners on the following challenge: “How to develop practical guidance on nature and biodiversity for SMEs in the agri-food sector?” The session will specifically aim to:
(1) identify practical solutions implemented by pioneering SMEs;
(2) map the support tools, guidance and data already available to SMEs; and
(3) identify the key elements that must be included in these guidance to ensure their relevance for SMEs. The session will also be used to engage SMEs in the development of the Code of Conduct to promote responsible business and marketing practices across the food industry and retails sector currently being designed as part of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy.
Embedding nature into business models: success stories
16th March 2021, 16:00 - 17:00 CET
The session is hosted by the Global Partnership for Business and Biodiversity and will bring concrete examples from companies that embraced the challenge of re-imagining their businesses models exploring some of the challenges and highlighting positive results in their journey. The selected companies are from different sectors, sizes and from a variety of countries to provide for a diverse set of examples and solutions that can serve as benchmarking and inspiration.
Navigating the landscape of biodiversity measurement tools for businesses and financial institutions
16th March 2021, 17:00 - 18:00 CET
Many businesses are facing challenges with measuring their biodiversity performance and keeping track of the rapidly evolving landscape of biodiversity measurement approaches. This session will present the latest work by the EU B@B Platform to better understand the emerging field of measurement approaches for biodiversity. Using the Biodiversity Measurement Navigation Wheel as a reference to guide decision-making, the session will drive you through a number of key criteria that inform businesses about which approach fits best their needs. The webinar will present this new decision framework and illustrate its functionalities by means of concrete case studies on how businesses have applied different biodiversity measurement approaches.
Addressing biodiversity blind spots: exploring steps to integrate biodiversity in decision-making
17th March 2021, 10:00 - 12:00 CET
Biodiversity is undergoing unprecedented declines. Recognising impacts and dependencies on nature provides a clear business case for biodiversity conservation leading to cascading benefits for nature, people and the economy. Join us as we explore a stepwise approach for businesses and financial institutions to incorporate biodiversity into their natural capital assessments.
This session provides a unique opportunity to hear from industry leaders and to share your experiences, challenges and insights. Join this event to build your understanding of the importance and benefits of integrating biodiversity into company decisions; explore how you can use the Biodiversity Guidance and Navigation Tool; and learn directly from business leaders.
A practical workshop on modelling nature-based solutions for water
22nd March 2021, 11:00 - 12:00 CET
The workshop will take participants through a step-by-step process for identifying where to implement nature-based solutions to water problems in a rural landscape. The workshop will involve working through processes for (1) NDVI calculation for standard GIS analyses, and (2) hydrological flow path mapping within QGIS. The presenter will share each step for opening, combining and manipulating the data. These GIS calculations can take some time, so pre-processed data and styling will also be supplied with the workshop materials. The pros/cons of these approaches will be discussed as well as summarising methodologies where more advanced hybrid approaches have been applied. Details for videoconferencing into the session to follow.