Business-oriented workshop during ESP 10 World conference




Business-oriented workshop during ESP 10 World conference


Time: 21 - 25 October 2019
Location: Hannover, Germany
Organiser: Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP)

To strengthen science, policy, and business collaboration and uptake of ecosystem service concepts, the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP)is organising a business-oriented workshop during its ESP 10 World conference in Hannover, Germany from 21-25 October 2019. This symposium will welcome up to six business representatives to share their ecosystem services experiences from the perspective of their corporate practices, with the objective of stimulating the academic community to better understand what ecosystem servicesmeans to private sector stakeholders and how they can be part of the ongoing drive to incorporate the concept into corporate action.

The session will increase business-science collaboration, knowledge exchange, and stimulateimproved interactions between scientists, practitioners and policy makers. This session, will form part of the ESP conference business tracks that will be an ongoing initiative that operates under the Ecosystem Services in Business Sectoral Working Group, which serves as a vehicle for practitioners to meet and build on previous experience.

The objective of this session(s) is:

  1. showcase business cases which relate to natural capital and ecosystem services, and understand challenges organisations face when implementing ecosystem service concepts (to be presented by business representatives);
  2. showcase of projects of how some researchers have been partnering with the private sector;
  3. provide solutions which solve the challenges businesses outlined within their presentation based on existing natural capital and ecosystem services research;
  4. develop ideas on how to scale up science-business collaboration by identifying concrete projects, unlock opportunities and drive innovation;
  5. discuss how the ESP community would like to shape the business track and future role of Sectoral Working Group 6: Ecosystem Services in Business for the benefit of researchers and the private sector users of knowledge.

Target audience:
Business, academics and policy makers.

Registrations are now open.