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The Hague Annual Conference 2016

The Third Annual Conference of the EU B@B Platform | Taking Stock, Looking Forward took place on 23 November 2016 in The Hague on the premises of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW). The Annual Conference had two key objectives on its agenda:

  • Take stock of what has been achieved by the Platform and its members in 2016 and over the last three years; and
  • Project itself into the next phase (2017-2020) of the Platform, discuss the expectations of EU businesses towards the EU B@B Platform and explore how the EU B@B Platform should engage with businesses in the future.

More than 20 speakers presented their achievements in integrating biodiversity and natural capital into their daily activities. You can find an executive summary and respective presentations below:

Opening session: keynote speakers

Workstream #1: Natural Capital Accounting

Workstream #2: Innovation for Biodiversity and Business

Workstream #3: Access to Finance and Innovative Finance Mechanisms

Break-out sessions and Closing session

The Third Annual Conference was organised back to back with the international conference Natural Capital | Let's talk business! (23 November 2016 to 24 November 2016), which gathered over 400 businesses. The official launch of the Den Haag Business Accord on Natural Capital took place on Thursday 24 November during the conference. More than 75 businesses signed the Accord.

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