2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity - click here for details of an event that celebrates this topic and a 35% delegate discount for IEMA members! Global Business of Biodiversity

Tuesday 13th July, London

Eminent business leaders and experts from around the world are converging for the first Global Business of Biodiversity Symposium this month, the most important meeting place for Government, Business and NGOs operating across all industrial sectors. It is the only place to be for informed dialogue and debate in the run up to COP10 - Nagoya.

This unique private-sector focused business and biodiversity conference, supported by Defra and BIS, will see the launch of the highly anticipated 'The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity' (TEEB) report from study leader Pavan Sukhdev. The TEEB for Business report, will offer attendees an insight into how business and enterprise have a huge role to play in how we manage, safeguard and invest in our natural capital. The report provides practical guidance to businesses on the issues and the opportunities created by the inclusion in mainstream business practices of ecosystem and biodiversity related considerations.

Biodiversity Tools approaches and environmental management and planning systems Chair: Juan Marco Alvaraz, Director - Economy and Environmental Group and Head - Business and Biodiversity Programme, IUCN.

ISO14001, EMAS and other management systems and tools are widely used by the private sector. A number of innovative tools are being developed to assist companies in understanding, minimizing, mitigating, monitoring and disclosing their impact on biodiversity. This session provides practical guidance on how companies can integrate biodiversity into existing management systems and processes, realizing efficiencies and costs savings.

Attendees will also hear from leading expert speakers including: Secretary of State for Business, UK GOV, Ahmed Djoghlaf, CBD, Executive Secretary Convention on Biological Diversity; Johan Eliasch, Chairman, The Head Group, Tom Albanese, CEO, Rio Tinto; Gavin Neath, Senior VP Global Communications, Unilever, Malcolm Preston, PricewaterhouseCoopers, CEO Sustainability & Climate Change, Pete Seligmann, CEO, Conservation International, Dr. Jason Clay, VP Market Transformation, WWF US, Mark Rose, CEO Fauna and Flora International, and many others.

Go to www.businessofbiodiversity.co.uk for more details and booking information where IEMA members can obtain a 35% discount by using the following code

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It's about Business, It's about Biodiversity, It's about being there too.