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Capitals Coalition & Etifor to Host Business Masterclass on the Capitals Approach

September 15, 2023 |

Businesses, both large and small, recognize the recent developments in government and investment policies which closely scrutinize and demand more from their environmental and social performance. Companies are expected to be ahead of the curve when it comes to climate, nature, and equity commitments.

Beyond reputational value, understanding the relationship between business and natural, social, and human capital can improve operational efficiency, mitigate risks, as well as increase innovation and attract the increasing flows of capital seeking positive impacts.

In this context, Capitals Coalition and ETIFOR are hosting an exclusive masterclass on the sidelines of the European Business & Nature Summit 2023 on 11 October 2023 from 10.00-12.00 CEST.

The masterclass will explore how business can understand their impacts and dependencies on natural, social, and human capitals and leverage the capitals approach to navigate upcoming policy developments and increase confidence for investors to enhance their business value. Learn practically from case studies, examples of business transformation, quantifiable impacts on the ground, whilst understanding the theory behind capitals thinking.

The masterclass will serve as a primer to the European Business & Nature Summit (EBNS) and beyond as the discussions look to the future to catalyze change for more just and sustainable business decision-making. Register for the masterclass today.

Alongside the masterclass, building on many years of engagement with EBNS and key partners to deliver a successful and engaging events, the Coalition is also hosting a session within the Summit itself ‘Measuring what matters, standardizing biodiversity measurement and reporting‘ on 12 October 2023 from 14.30-16.00 CEST.

The session will examine how to measure the relationship between the private sector and nature, spotlight the trends in corporate biodiversity measurement and what businesses need to be prepared for. Learnings from the Align project, recent releases from Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosure, and Science Based Targets Network, and with input from other EU-funded projects such as SELINA and SUSTAIN, the session also highlights the progress made to date and introduces the future direction towards inter-relations of nature, climate, and society. 

The session has been organised in close collaboration with UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Arcadis, Fundación Biodiversidad, Ecoacsa, Impact Institute and the European Commission.  

Register for the session at EBNS 2023 here

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