Biodiversity and natural capital

We depend on biodiversity and natural capital for living, doing business, and for our wellbeing. Biodiversity and nature are increasingly being recognised as critical for sustainability within business and a key part of climate management. They are however under threat from over exploitation, pollution, climate, invasive species, and changes in land use. Understanding and managing impacts and dependencies helps control efficiency and risk and can improve our natural environment.

The Biodiversity and Natural Capital Network is led by a Steering Group that draws together professionals across diverse sectors and disciplines. Their role is to oversee the delivery of an annual work programme of activities, including webinars, workshops, reports and support between members.

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The membership of the steering group is as follows.

Faye Durkin

Head of Ecology and Regional Director at Ecus Ltd

Penny Borton

Senior Associate Director Natural Capital at Jacobs

Anthony Barron

Senior Sustainability Manager at Thakeham Group

Andrew Clark

Principal Coastal Ecologist at Merseyside EAS

Dr Stephanie Hime (FIEMA)

Director at Little Blue Research

Louise Dunkerley

Principle Environmental and Sustainability Consultant at ClearLead

Sophie Mairesse

Biodiversity Net Gain Lead at Network Rail

Chris Moss

Green Infrastructure Consultant at Greengate Environmental

Jonathan Nichols

Principle Natural Capital Consultant at Atkins

Pat Snowdon

Head of Economics and Woodland Carbon Code at Scottish Forestry

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