DAY 1 | MON, NOV 6
Welcome Reception | 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Includes launch of Elevate – Women in Business and Nature Network
DAY 2 | TUE, NOV 7
Breakfast | 7:30am – 8:30am
Welcome | 8:30am – 8:45am
Session 1 | 8:45am – 9:45am
The Frameworks and Standards Landscape: An open discussion of the opportunities and challenges of nature-related disclosures and reporting requirements
In our rapidly evolving world, voluntary frameworks and standards for addressing nature-related risks and enhancing reporting and disclosure are quickly gaining momentum. These frameworks and standards took center stage at Climate Week NYC with the recent release of TNFD, the introduction of the first corporate science-based targets for nature (SBTN), the strengthening of GRI’s Biodiversity Standard, and the ongoing development of tools and guidance to implement the Global Biodiversity Framework which contains specific expectations for business. Leaders from these organizations will discuss the solutions and opportunities for companies and their nature-positive journeys. Later, after the conclusion of Session 2, attendees will have the opportunity to breakout into groups to develop questions, responses and comments and then engage the panelists from both sessions in discussions. Session 1 will also serve as a precursor for a deeper discussion in the afternoon workshop.
Session 2 | 10:00am – 10:45am
Nature Action 100: The role of the financial sector in achieving a nature-positive world
Nature Action 100, the first global investor engagement initiative to address the urgent crisis of nature and biodiversity loss around the world, unveiled a list of 100 companies in key sectors in which 190 institutional investor participants will engage. Representatives from the initiative will introduce Nature Action 100, explore the sectors identified as high-risk, and elucidate the actions the initiative will take to reach its goals. In the second part of this session, attendees will have the opportunity to breakout into groups to develop questions, responses, and comments and then engage the panelists from both sessions in discussions.
Breakout Groups | 10:45am – 11:30am
Participants will gather in small groups and develop questions, responses and comments for the panelists from both Session 1 and Session 2.
Super Panel Q&A | 11:30am – 12:30pm
In this dynamic and engaging Q&A session, participants will bring forward the questions, responses and comments developed during the breakout groups, for discussion with panelists from both the Frameworks and the Financial session panelists.
Lunch | 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Deep Dive Workshop | 1:30pm – 5:00pm
This afternoon workshop will empower participants to leverage their grasp of the frameworks to pinpoint their company’s current position in their nature-positive journey. WHC’s expert facilitators will lead attendees in an idea, insight and solution exchange, and participants will depart with a clear vision, next steps and actionable items to advance their work.
Workshop Part 1 | 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Putting TNFD and SBTN to Work: Assessing nature-related impacts, risks, dependencies, and opportunities to setting nature-related targets.
Break | 3:00pm – 3:30pm
Workshop Part 2 | 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Corporate Strategic Thinking and On-the-Ground Actions: From nature strategy and nature action plans to monitoring and communications.
Closing Dinner | 6:30pm – 8:30pm