Join We Value Nature’s first training event on 17 October 2019 in Lisbon to get started on your natural capital journey

17th October ¦ 09:00-17:00 CEST ¦ Lisbon​​

All businesses depend and impact on natural capital. Through understanding and considering the risks and opportunities created by nature, businesses can make better decisions that benefit themselves, society and the planet as a whole.

Do you understand your business’ relationship with nature? Is your business managing its environmental risks and opportunities? If you are interested to learn about the value of natural capital and how to integrate it into business decision-making, this training is for you!

The We Value Nature training event is free of charge and open to any business. It will be most useful to businesses that need guidance on where and how to start in their natural capital journey.

Due to limited spaces available, we will be assessing each application request individually with priority given to businesses that need guidance on where and how to start on their natural capital journey. As we expect high interest in this event, we encourage you to sign-up as soon as possible. 

We will inform you of the outcome of your application by email once we have reviewed all applications. Should we be unable to secure a spot for you, we will keep you informed of future training opportunities.

Program

The training event will be highly interactive and will foster learning through practical exercises, games, sharing of experiences and group discussions.

Please note that the below agenda is not yet fixed and is subject to changes. 

Agenda

Venue: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Room 1 , Av. de Berna 45 A, 1067-001 Lisbon, Portugal

09:00-10:45

Part 1: Understanding the relationships between business and nature and related risks and opportunities

10:45-11:00

Networking break
11:00-12:00

Part 2: Exploring practical approaches to integrate natural capital into business decision-making

12:00-13:00 Lunch 
13:00-14:00 Part 3: Presentation of case studies
14:00-15:15 Part 4: Natural capital put into practice
15:15-15:30 Networking break
15:30-16:30 Natural capital put into practice (continued)
16:30-17:00 Part 5: Lessons learned & Wrap up
17:00 End of training session

What will you learn?

  • Gain a strong understanding of the relationships between business and nature and related business risks and opportunities,

  • Explore practical approaches and tools to integrate natural capital into business decision-making,

  • Learn from leading company experience,
  • Explore concrete practices of natural capital integration on the ground.

Confirmed speakers

Katia Bonga
Katia Bonga, Associate at WBCSD
Eva Zabey, Director at WBCSD
Eva Zabey, Director at WBCSD 
Nuno Calado, Wood Regulation & Sustainability Manager at Sonea Arauco, Portugal
Nuno Calado, Wood Regulation & Sustainability Manager at Sonea Arauco, Portugal
Cristina Arias Echavarría, Senior Director Sustainability at Grupo Argos
Cristina Arias Echavarría, Senior Director Sustainability at Grupo Argos

The following questions aim to help us provide a training that is as targeted and impactful as possible:

1. Where are you are on your natural capital journey?
3. Will you be available to join the full day training course?
Contact details

Confirmed participants will receive an email with further details on the training event, logistics, as well as relevant resources.

Make sure to visit We Value Nature’s online media library to freely and easily access a wide variety of resources relating to natural capital!

Contact

For any questions, please contact Katia Bonga (bonga@wbcsd.org).