The Business Case for Nature
For two hundred years, the world developed largely by consuming its natural resources. We substituted one flora for another flora, one fauna for another fauna – forest for grass, native animals for cattle. This is how wealth was created, consuming commodities, and generating monocultures.
Today we have an opportunity – and an obligation – to build prosperity in a different way.
Across the world, pioneers are building markets for ecosystem services like carbon and biodiversity, proving that nature-positive models of food production and eco-tourism can raise community incomes — even that cities can save money and lives by relying on natural infrastructure such as mangrove wetlands. In some places, agricultural subsidies are being reshaped to encourage nature recovery.
Companies are discovering that nature-related risks to supply chains are all-too real, and that there is measurable economic value in mitigating them. What narratives have the potential to create a virtuous circle of action?
Join us as we dissect and analyze how nature is moving from the realm of nice-to-have and being placed at the heart of the modern economy. How are we architecting companies that restore green infrastructure globally?
In what ways, nature-based solutions have the potential to ignite significant positive impacts on biodiversity and communities in manners that other technologies cannot? Beyond capturing CO2 and mitigating climate effects, what is the value created and how can we measure it?