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United Nations Association of Australia (Victorian Division) Business, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Valuing the Earth's Natural Capital Seminar will be held on Thursday 20 September, in partnership with National Australia Bank.

Building momentum for collective action post-Rio+20, the seminar brings together key players from business, government and civil society to discuss the challenges and opportunities in measuring the true value of nature and enhancing natural capital as a critical economic, ecological and social asset. 

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Date:  Thursday 20 September
Time: 1.30pm, Registration
          2pm to 5pm, Seminar
          5pm to 6pm, Drinks and networking
Venue: Hosted by National Australia Bank, The Bowl, 500 Bourke St, Melbourne
Cost: Business/Government: $180 (+GST); Non-profit/NGO: $120 (+GST)

We invite you to join us for drinks and networking following the seminar, sponsored by National Australia Bank, and with environmentally sustainable wines provided by Treasury Wine Estates.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW. 
Registration deadline: 5pm, Monday 17 September.
RSVP Essential. Please note places are limited, please register early to avoid disappointment.

Join the conversation with an expert panel to discuss:

  • The Natural Capital Declaration and the finance sector
  • Australian Government perspective on natural capital and sustainability: current priorities, measurement and where Australia can make a difference
  • Business and biodiversity: valuing natural capital and ecosystem services in practice
  • The Economics of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity (TEEB for Business)
  • The System of Environmental - Economic Accounts (SEEA)
  • Integrating the valuing and management of environmental assets into business and government decision-making processes
  • Experiences and opportunities for cross-sector collaboration

Guest speakers:

  • Rosemary Bissett (Head of Sustainability Governance and Risk, Enterprise Risk, National Australia Bank)
  • Malcolm Thompson (Deputy Secretary, Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
  • Stuart Anstee (Chief Adviser, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Rio Tinto)
  • Dr Joshua Bishop (Former Chief Economist, IUCN and National Manager, Markets, Sustainability and Business Partnerships, WWF Australia).
  • Charles Berger (Director of Strategic Ideas, Australian Conservation Foundation)

Facilitator:

  • Rosemary Sainty (Former Head, Secretariat UN Global Compact Network Australia and Adviser, Corporate Engagement, Transparency International Australia)

 

For more information please contact the UNAA Victoria:

Ph: (+613) 9670 7878
Email: sustainability@unaavictoria.org.au

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