Ecosystem goods and services (e.g. freshwater, fiber, food, flood control, water purification, waste treatment, etc) enable business and society to function. More and more, we anticipate ecosystem values will be incorporated into public policies and considered by the finance sector and business-to-business customers in terms of risks and opportunities. Learn more about WBCSD’s Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV), road-tested by 14 corporations, which is designed to help businesses better understand and operationalize ecosystem goods and services. (Click here for more details on the Guide.)


10:45-10:50 - Opening Remarks by Janet Ranganathan (WRI)

10:50-11:05 – Keynote speech on the relevance of CEV to Wall Street, Kyung-Ah Park (Goldman Sachs)

11:05- 11:15 - An overview of CEV, James Griffiths (WBCSD)

11:15-12:05 - Panel Discussion moderated by Mary Beth West (IUCN)

  • US Business Council for Sustainable Development - Kieran Sikdar
  • Holcim –Erica Guerra
  • Weyerhaeuser – Bob Ewing

12:05-12:20 – The Dow Chemical Company and The Nature Conservancy Valuing Nature Collaboration – Mark Weick (Dow) and Michelle Lapinski (TNC)

12:20-12:30 - Close

Event moderated by Janet Ranganathan and Suzanne Ozment (WRI) and Mary Beth West (IUCN)

Please RSVP to Jessica McGlyn at Space is limited.