The Dasgupta Review, commissioned by the UK's Treasury and led by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, was published in February this year. It explores the sustainability of our engagements with nature, and provides a grammar for understanding the relationship between biodiversity and economics. This session will explore the Review's intellectual framework, its recommendations, and what they mean for businesses. We will explore options for change including natural capital accounting; nature-based solutions; sustainable production, consumption and supply chains; finance for enhancing nature; and nature-related financial risk and uncertainty.
We will also illustrate how a Capitals approach can underpin the achievement of several of the recommendations from the review. A greater understanding of business impacts and dependencies on natural, human, and social capital is essential to overcome our shared global challenges. Cherie Gray will also illustrate two fantastic cases from Swiss Re, which tackle the implementation of nature-based solutions for risk reduction and resilience building.
Natalie Nicholles - Capitals Coalition, Development Director
Rebecca Nohl - HM Treasury, Economics of Biodiversity Review
Cherie Gray - Swiss Re, Global Lead Sustainability & Market Development
Tim Polaszek - Capitals Coalition, Collaboration Manager
As part of the session, we would love to hear from you about what you would like to see governments implement on the basis of these recommendations, and how they could be taken forward by your organisation.