Why Companies Should Care About Biodiversity

by Arturo Herrera on November 19, 2016

8dab86a7-c0b7-40d1-959c-17b2d5ca2dd3Corporations engage in sustainable practices for reasons beyond creating a positive public image. Sustainability practices can also improve profitability and help them comply with emerging regulations. Many companies look outside their own doors for help in making smart choices and maximizing the impact of those choices.

Join SSF and Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability in a free webinar video about how biodiversity thinking benefits companies. The session was led by Leah Gerber, Director of the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes at The Center brings together individuals and groups – from academia, nonprofit, policy and corporate sectors – to achieve common goals of conservation biodiversity and sustainable management of natural resources in the 21st century.

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Why Business Should Care About Biodiversity from Security & Sustainability Forum on Vimeo.

PANELISTS

Leah Gerber, Director of the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes at ASU.  The Center brings together individuals and groups – from academia, nonprofit, policy and corporate sectors – to achieve common goals of conservation biodiversity and sustainable management of natural resources in the 21st century.

 

 Beth Polidoro is an assistant professor of Environmental Chemistry in ASU’s School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences. Her primary research interests are in applied toxicology and enviromental assessment within the context of biodiversity conservation, human health, and sustainable development.

 Gabriela Burian is Senior Director, Sustainable Development at Monsanto , responsible for company and key stakeholders integration with Sustainable Agriculture approaches. She leads the adoption of innovative business solutions which optimizes environmental performance (e.g. water, carbon) addressing society’s concerns and established the liaison between the company and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

 Mark Weick serves as Director of the Sustainability Program Office at The Dow Chemical Company. In this role, Mark directs the coordinated planning and implementation of the 2015 Sustainability Goals as well as sustainability integration across the company and business units. Weick is also responsible for directing Dow’s future sustainability strategy as well as the company’s Enterprise Risk Management efforts. He also leads Dow’s global collaboration with The Nature Conservancy on valuing ecosystem services and biodiversity.

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