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B@B webinar series on Measuring biodiversity for business and finance – Recordings available

Context

Business and finance interest in measuring biodiversity performance is growing rapidly, driven by the need to better inform risk assessments and decision-making across industry sectors.

Various biodiversity measurement approaches are currently available to businesses and financial institutions. Over the last years, the EU Business & Biodiversity Platform has initiated an independent comparative assessment of these approaches to guide corporates in selecting the most appropriate approach according to their needs. However, until now this assessment has been purely based on information received from tool developers while insights from practical applications have been lacking.

This year, the Platform started to assess concrete case studies where these approaches have been applied. The number of practical case studies is growing steadily and offer on-the-ground business experience from which to learn the pros and cons of each approach.

Objectives and scope of the webinar series

This webinar series is designed for individuals willing to better understand the latest progress made in the field of biodiversity measurement for companies, including businesses and financial institution representatives, ESG providers, consultants and NGOs. The objective of each webinar is to present the findings of a number of case studies and discuss the strengths and remaining challenges related to applied measurement approaches. Each of the five webinars will cover one organisational focus area and feature up to three tool developers each presenting up to two case studies.

Each case study presentation will clearly describe:

  • The intended business application, i.e. the type of decision the biodiversity measurement tried to inform;
  • The data challenges (e.g. potential data gaps and ways to address these gaps);
  • The results of the biodiversity assessment and how it influenced decision-making within the company;
  • Observed strengths and weaknesses of the approach;
  • Lessons learnt for wider uptake of this approach.

Each session will provide sufficient time for Q&A.

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Webinar 1: Case studies on site level biodiversity measurement approaches for business

28 September 3:30 – 5:00 pm CET

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  • The Biodiversity Indicators for Site-based Impacts (BISI) approach, with a case study from ANGLO AMERICAN’s Kolomela mine, South Africa by Leo Murphy (UNEP-WCMC);
  • The LIFE Methodology (based on a Biodiversity Conservation Metric and a Biodiversity Impact Index), with a case study from a printing company, POSIGRAF, by Maria Alice Alexandre (LIFE Institute)
  • The Species Threats and Recovery (STAR) approach, with a case study on rubber production at landscape level (“Bukit Tigapuluh Sustainable Landscape and Livelihoods Project”) by Frank Hawkins (IUCN)

Webinar 2: Case studies on product level biodiversity measurement approaches for business

RESCHEDULED to 29 October 3:30 to 5:00 pm CET

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  • The Product Biodiversity Footprint (PBF), with case studies on shower gel (L’OREAL) and salmon by Guillaume Neveux (I Care) and Anne Asselin (Sayari)
  • The ReCiPe approach and BioScope tool with a case study (for the Dutch government) comparing the environmental impact three types of hand drying systems Daniël Kan (Pré)
  • The initiative to improve biodiversity coverage in the Biodiversity impacts in life cycle assessment and the current initiatives in support to the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) by Serenella Sala (JRC)

Webinar 3: Case studies on supply chain level biodiversity measurement approaches for business

8 October 3:30 – 5:00 pm CET

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  • The Biodiversity Impact Metric (BIM), with case studies from KERING and ASDA, by Cath Tayleur (CISL)
  • The Biodiversity Footprint Calculator, with case studies on (Desso (carpets), DSM( health food and materials), Foreco (wood products), Moyee (coffee), Natural Plastics (bio-plastic tree support system), Tony Chocolonely (chocolate), Better Future Factory (products from recycled materials), Schut Papier (paper), Dutch dairy sector by Wilbert Van Rooij (PlansUp)
  • The ‘Biodiversity Risks in Supply Chains’ (BRISC) umbrella approach, with considerations for selecting a suitable metric (MSA, PDF, species extinction, …) based on anonymised case studies, by Malcolm Starkey (The Biodiversity Consultancy)

Webinar 4: Case studies on corporate and sector level biodiversity measurement approaches for business

15 October 3:30 – 5:00 pm CET

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  • The Global Biodiversity Score (GBS) with Schneider Electric Biodiversity Footprint Assessment, by Joshua Berger (CDC Biodiversité) and Daniele Bufano (Schneider Electric)
  • The Agrobiodiversity Index (ABDi) with anonymized case studies for five applications in the food and agriculture sector by Roseline Remans (Alliance Bioversity - CIAT)
  • The draft IUCN guidelines for planning and monitoring corporate biodiversity performance, with a case study by NESPRESSO, by Giulia Carbone (IUCN), Julie Reneau (Nespresso) and PJ Stephenson (IUCN)

Webinar 5: Case studies on biodiversity measurement approaches for the financial sector

22 October 3:30 – 5:00 pm CET

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  • The Biodiversity Footprint for Financial Institutions (BFFI) with a multi-year case study for ASN BANK, by Wijnand Broer (CREM)
  • The Iceberg Data Lab Footprint Methodology, with a case study on Rio Tinto by Matthieu Maurin (Iceberg Data Lab)
  • The Global Biodiversity Score (GBS) with a case study on McDONALDS, by Antoine Vallier (CDC Biodiversité)

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