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 Natural Capital (North), Greengage Environmental 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

Associate Director, Green Infrastructure and Planning, Ecus Ltd

Sophie Mairesse

Biodiversity Net Gain Lead at Network Rail

Chris Moss

Senior Consultant, Greengage Environmental Ltd

Jonathan Nichols

Principle Natural Capital Consultant at AtkinsRealis

Pat Snowdon

Head of Economics and Woodland Carbon Code at Scottish Forestry

Mark Herbert

Consents and Environmental Specialist at Associated British Ports

Kate McGeogh

Senior Environmental Manager at Scottish Power

Emily Hamilton

Head of ESG at Savills Investment Management

Vicki Spooner

Environment & Quality Systems Manager at Falmouth Harbour

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Opting to become a member of the network means you'll receive updates about developments in this sphere and the work of the steering group and any working groups, invitations to apply to join the groups or get involved in other ways, requests to participate in consultations, and notification of relevant webinars and other IEMA or external events.


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