Net Zero & Nature Positive Theatre (Keynote)

Fireside Chat: Biodiversity and Business at Risk

Day 1 : 14:20 – 14:50

More than half of the world’s GDP depends heavily on functioning natural ecosystems. As climate change and human ecosystem destruction exacerbate the loss of nature, businesses become increasingly aware of the material risks from nature loss for their long-term success and resilience. At the same time, companies are discovering opportunities to incorporate nature and biodiversity into business strategies to ensure long-term viability of business models, stable supply chains, access to new markets and offerings, and improved relationships with stakeholders.


  • How does business impact biodiversity?
  • Why does biodiversity matter for businesses? What biodiversity-related risks do businesses face?
  • Biodiversity and climate change are inextricably connected. In the context of global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a compelling case for businesses to address both crises simultaneously. What are the opportunities and barriers for business to synergise commitments to nature and a net-zero pathway?

Post-Event Actions

  • Gain insights on why tackling biodiversity is more than an opportunity to “do good”, but an imperative for business survival.
  • Rethink how your company and industry can support biodiversity conservation initiatives, and promote greater awareness among employees and stakeholders.


Lisa Genasci

Managing Director, Sustainable Finance

Lisa is a Managing Director for ADM Capital Climate and Sustainability Advisor for the ADM Capital direct lending funds, an innovative philanthropic vehicle established to support critical research and impact-driven approaches to promoting environmental conservation in Asia. Lisa has also helped lead private credit manager ADM Capital’s ESG integration, heads the ADMC ESG Committee and sits as an observer to the ADMC Investment Advisory Committee.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

To push for change across some of our most intransigent environmental challenges: Our depleting oceans, the nexus between forestry and development, air quality and public health, the intersections among food, energy and water.

Jun Ma

Founding Director

Ma Jun led the development of China’s first environmental public database in 2006 and then the Blue Map, a mobile app that visualizes environmental and climate data to help the public monitor corporate emissions and use “micro-reports” against environmental violations.

Based on Blue Map data, IPE continues to promote green supply chain and empower public supervision, motivating more than 20,000 companies to openly address their violation problems or disclose carbon emissions data. The digital solutions developed by IPE, including the ecological redline zone map, serve major banks in their green finance practice.

In 2006, he was awarded as China’s “Green Person of the Year” and was named as one of TIME Magazine’s World’s 100 Most Influential People. Ma was also honored with the Magsaysay Award in 2009 and the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2012. In 2019, Ma was invited as a Special Observer by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment. In 2022, Ma received the Asia Game Changer Awards.

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