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BSI launch BS8583- Biodiversity Guidance for Businesses

By Dorothy Maxwell
Thursday, March 26, 2015

BSI logo jpgTo launch the new BS 8583:2015 Biodiversity: Guidance for businesses on managing the risks and opportunities, BSI hosted an event in London. Dorothy Maxwell joined other experts from biodiversity, natural capital, standards and business to discuss enabling biodiversity management in business.


10:00   Registration

Opening remarks from BSI - The role of BS 8583 and its relevance to business
David Fatscher, Head of Sustainability, BSI

10:45   Keynote - Realizing the ideal: net positive approaches for business and biodiversity
Dr Julia Baker, Biodiversity Specialist, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff; lecturer in conservation management planning, Birkbeck College; and Research Advisor, International Institute of Environment and Development

Biodiversity management in practice
Risks and opportunities
BS 8583 case studies reviewed

Pat Laughlin (CEO, UK Business Council for Sustainable Development),
Sophie Mairesse (Senior Ecologist, Bridgeway Consulting Ltd),
Chairman of the BSI Expert Panel
Michael Oxford (Association of Local Government Ecologists), Chairman of the BSI Technical Committee


Interactive Panel Discussion
David Fatscher (BSI)
Pat Laughlin (UK Business Council for Sustainable Development)
Sophie Mairesse (Bridgeway Consulting Ltd)
Michael Oxford (Association of Local Government Ecologists)

12:00   Lunch

Evaluating biodiversity in the context of Natural Capital Accounting
Dr Dorothy Maxwell, author of Valuing Natural Capital – Future Proofing Business & Finance and Director, The Sustainable Business Group

13:15   Biodiversity assessment, ecosystem evaluation and natural capital accounting
Dr Anne Miller (Oxford University, Wild Oxfordshire and the LWEC Ecosystem Task Force)
Alex Saponja (Senior Sustainability Consultant, Interserve Consulting), IEMA nominee to the BSI Expert Panel

Interactive Panel Discussion
Dr Dorothy Maxwell (The Sustainable Business Group)
DrAnne Miller (Oxford University, Wild Oxfordshire and the LWEC Ecosystem Task Force)
Alex Saponja (IEMA/Interserve Consulting)


Beyond BS 8583
Sophie Mairesse (Bridgeway Consulting Ltd), Chairman of the BSI Expert Panel



Afternoon coffee and Networking

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