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Client or Supplier Earth? Replenishing nature's bank to sustain business

Wednesday 6th June 2018

Investors in Wildlife

Replenishing nature’s bank to sustain businesses is essential for the UK economy, says the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust, which is hosting a special Investors in Wildlife event on 28 June in Reading for local business people.

Tom Beckett, Director of External Affairs at the Wildlife Trust explains: “This is a great opportunity for people from local businesses to learn about the value of nature's resources from a risk management perspective, and how we can protecting these resources can help sustain businesses for the long term.

“We’ve got inspirational speakers with many years of expertise in natural capital and delivering environmentally-sustainable infrastructure projects.”

Dr Steven Smith is Technical Director at AECOM and has more than 15 years’ experience in environment and sustainable development with a specialism in natural capital and ecosystem services. Steven spoke at the World Forum for Natural Capital in Edinburgh last year, and was project director for AECOM and Cambridge Econometric's recent work for WWF-UK to develop a natural capital stress test for the UK.

Sue Howells is Chief Operating Officer at CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, she headed a project at WWF advising on NGO engagement with business and industry.

The Investors in Wildlife event is taking place on Thursday 28 June in the Waterhouse Chamber at Reading Town Hall from 1.30 to 5pm. The event is free. Book now!

Tom Beckett added: “We are very grateful to Thames Water for sponsoring the Investors in Wildlife event. Thames Water knows it makes good business sense to look after the natural environment, and they are fully supportive of our Investors in Wildlife programme.”