MEDIA ADVISORY: Corporate Ecosystem Valuation Event at World Resources Institute
Business and NGO Leaders Discuss How to Integrate Ecosystem Valuation into Planning and Financial Analysis
Business and environmental leaders are participating in an event at the World Resources Institute to discuss the new Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV) and how businesses can incorporate ecosystem valuation into their planning and financial analysis. The event is being hosted by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on Tuesday, May 3 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Speakers include representatives from Goldman Sachs, Holcim, and Weyerhaeuser, along with leading NGOs, and more.
Ecosystem goods and services – like freshwater, fiber, food, flood control, water purification and waste treatment – enable business and society to function and therefore it will be imperative that business understands how it impacts and depends on its ecosystems.
That’s why the WBCSD created the first-of-its-kind Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV), a framework that allows business to recognize the actual benefits and value of ecosystem services, giving them new information and insights to include in business planning and financial analysis.
The event is open to media and other interested parties-- full agenda below
Representatives from Goldman Sachs, Holcim, and Weyerhauser
Representatives from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and more
Event on the Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation
World Resources Institute, 10 G St NE, Washington D.C., 8th Floor, Main Conference Room
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Moderation by Janet Ranganathan (WRI), Suzanne Ozment (WRI) and Mary Beth West (IUCN)
Introduction and Welcome
Janet Ranganathan, WRI
The Wall Street Perspective
Kuyung-Ah Park, Goldman Sachs
James Griffiths, WBCSD
Corporate Ecosystem Valuation Road-Tester Panel
Kieran Sikdar, US Business Council for Sustainable Development, Erika Guerra, Holcim, and Jody Strickland, Weyerhaeuser
The Dow Chemical Company and The Nature Conservancy Valuing Nature Collaboration
Mark Weick, Dow, and Michelle Lapinski, TNC
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Michael Oko, Director, Media Relations, World Resources Institute, firstname.lastname@example.org, (202) 729-7684
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Nicki Chadwick, Media Relations Officer, International Union for Conservation of Nature, firstname.lastname@example.org, +41 22 999 0229