Session 6.4

Nature is everyone’s business - building a business for biodiversity movement

In partnership with Business for Nature

Nature is essential to both global economic prosperity and individual business success. Businesses rely on nature for resources such as water, food, fiber, and minerals, ecosystem services such as pollination of crops, water filtration and climate regulation, and healthy and prosperous societies that give them their customers and workforces. Leading companies increasingly recognize that nature is at a tipping point and has become a business priority.

Business for Nature, through its coalition of more than 50 partner organizations, is unifying and amplifying the call from business to governments to adopt ambitious policies to reverse nature loss this decade.

This session will hear from companies that are leading the way with solutions that put nature first, and standing behind Business for Nature’s high-level policy recommendations that place nature at the heart of the global economy. It will also feature a response from policy makers as to how they propose helping reduce these impediments, looking at what’s needed to build momentum for change, capitalizing on opportunities presented by IUCN’s World Conservation Congress, the One Planet Summit, and COP15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

The aim is to examine the collective level of ambition and action, to see how the scale and speed of the planetary emergency can be addressed. Speakers will reflect on practical steps, and the critical actions needed to accelerate change.


Joanna Drake, Deputy Director-General, Directorate General for Environment, European Commission