EARLY BIRD PASS UNTIL 4 SEPT

Opening Welcome: Business for Biodiversity

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 14:10 - 14:25

Location: Sustainable Transformation Theatre (Keynote)

Food & Nature

Speakers

Dr Simon Zadek

Chair

Finance for Biodiversity

Dr Simon Zadek

Chair

Finance for Biodiversity

Dr Zadek is Chair of Finance for Biodiversity, Director of Migrant Nation, Senior Advisor to the Task Force on Nature Related Financial Disclosure, and co-lead of the Taskforce on Nature Markets. He was Head, Secretariat, UN Secretary General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals, Senior Advisor on Finance in the office of the UN Secretary General, and Co-Director of UNEP’s Finance Inquiry. He co-Chaired China’s Green Finance Task Force, and led the Green Finance Study Group secretariat under the Chinese, German and Argentinian G20 Presidencies.

Prior to this, he was Senior Advisor to the World Economic Forum and the Global Green Growth Institute, founder and CEO of the international think tank, AccountAbility and Development Director of the New Economics Foundation. He was Visiting Professor at the Singapore Management University and the Copenhagen Business School, and has been a senior fellow at Tsinghua School of Economics and Management, Harvard`s Kennedy School of Government, and the University of Southern Africa.

He has worked with many corporations, governments and multi stakeholder initiatives on their sustainability and broader strategies, been a member of the International Advisory Board of Generation Investment Management, and has published extensively, including the award-winning book, The Civil Corporation.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

To increase the materiality of biodiversity in financial decision-making, and so better align global finance with nature conservation and restoration

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