Can a partnership approach solve our global ecosystem challenges?
Companies are facing many ecosystem challenges such as water scarcity, declining biodiversity, and resource depletion which can significantly impact their operations. To address these challenges, companies need guidance and support to find solutions and to implement them. NGOs are also looking for opportunities where they can help and influence the implementation of corporate and government initiatives aiming to protect ecosystems. Governments, too, are seeking support to have appropriate regulatory and policy frameworks which can promote best practices for biodiversity conservation.
Join a unique opportunity to explore the issues around partnerships in biodiversity conservation, learn about best practice examples and understand the barriers to the future development of partnerships between governments, academics, NGOs and the corporate world.
A lively dialogue session, featuring members of the WBCSD Future Leaders Team (FLT) will be introduced by Maria Ana Borges from IUCN’s Global Business and Biodiversity Program, followed by short case study presentations on partnerships by Holcim and Veolia Water.
This will be followed by a facilitated breakout group session to review the barriers restricting the future development of new partnerships and learn about best practice examples. Members of the FLT team will then pull together the main learning from these sessions in an interactive wrap-up session.
The event will be followed by a free lunch for participants, to network with members of the FLT team, and learn more about the WBCSD's FLT program, and leading business solutions to biodiversity issues.
About the WBCSD’s Future Leaders Team
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment.
The WBCSD's Future Leaders Team (FLT) program is designed to enable future business leaders to become effective ambassadors for sustainable development through experiential learning, knowledge creation and building networks and skills. The FLT 2012 program is focusing on opportunities and challenges associated with business, biodiversity and ecosystems.