Webinar to Launch the Corporate Ecosystem Services Review Version 2.0
Webinar to launch the Corporate Ecosystem Services Review 2.0
09:00 or 17:00 CET Wednesday 8 February 2012
With speakers from CEMEX, Dow, and Mondi
Please register by using the links below. Space is limited to 100 participants per call.
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development and World Resources Institute are pleased to announce the release of the Corporate Ecosystem Services Review Version 2.0, an updated guidance document and set of resources to help business managers develop ecosystem-related strategies.
Companies depend on and impact the services that healthy ecosystems provide such as freshwater, wood, water purification, carbon sequestration, pollination and natural hazard protection. Degradation of these “ecosystem services”, therefore, can pose a number of risks to corporate performance, as well as create new business opportunities. Making the connection between the health of ecosystems and the business bottom line is essential – but how?
The Corporate Ecosystem Services Review (ESR)is designed to address this need. Since its launch in March 2008, an estimated 300 corporations have used the ESR. It is a tool for strategy development, not just for environmental assessment. Businesses can either conduct an ESR as a stand-alone process or integrate it into their existing environmental management systems. In both cases, the method can complement and augment the environmental due diligence tools companies already use.
Join this free and open one-hour webinar to hear about the tool, its recent updates, and new resources that are available to help you assess your company’s dependence and impacts on ecosystem services, as well as explore related business risks and opportunities.
09:00 CET / 17:00 JST (1 hour call) session speakers:
James Griffiths, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Heloise Chardigny, CEMEX
Peter Gardiner, Mondi
Register for the first call here : https://arkadin-emea-demo.webex.com/arkadin-emea-demo/onstage/g.php?d=702866293&t=a
17:00 CET/ 11:00 EST (1 hour call) session speakers:
Craig Hanson, World Resources Institute
John DiMuro, Dow Chemical
Peter Gardiner, Mondi
Register for the second call here : https://arkadin-emea-demo.webex.com/arkadin-emea-demo/onstage/g.php?d=704161928&t=a
More ESR information: http://www.wri.org/ecosystems/esr
Questions or comments? Please contact Suzanne Ozment: SOzment@wri.org.