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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.

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)


  • 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

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