The 2015 World Forum on Natural Capital will combine lively and engaging plenary sessions, featuring high-profile and influential speakers, with two days of dynamic and interactive breakout sessions.

Breakout sessions will cater for all levels of expertise. They will allow further exploration of key topics, taking delegates on an in-depth journey that begins with understanding natural capital and culminates in examining how to go about implementing change. Outside the main plenary and breakout sessions there will be a focus on networking and building valuable relationships. 

You can see the full schedule of plenaries, breakout sessions and networking opportunities below.

Click here to view speaker slides from 2015


Day 1 - 23rd November

08:00 - 09:00
Registration and coffee
09:15 - 10:30
Day 1 Opening Plenary
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10:30 - 11:00
Opening Plenary Debate
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11:00 - 11:30
Coffee & Networking
11:30 - 12:30
Breakout 1: Understanding trends

A1: Panel discussion

Understanding and Managing Risk

What conversations should CEOs be having with their boards? Read more

B1: Panel Q&A

Innovation and Tools

How can understanding of natural capital help to drive innovation and better decision making? Read more

C1: Panel discussion

Focus on Finance and Investment

Which financial institutions are taking natural capital seriously and why? Read more

D1: Panel discussion

Policy Dialogues

Re-thinking the importance of natural capital Read more

12:30 - 13:45
Lunch & Networking
13:45 - 14:45
Breakout 2: Gathering evidence

A2: Case studies

Understanding and Managing Risk

Understanding natural capital at different scales: from micro to macro Read more

B2: Case studies

Innovation and Tools

Stories from the cutting edge Read more

C2: Case studies

Focus on Finance and Investment

Natural capital and the financial sector: an evidence-based approach to change Read more

D2: Workshop

Policy Dialogues

Mapping the policy landscape Read more

15:00 - 16:00
Breakout 3: Finding the right tools

A3: Quick-fire case studies

Understanding and Managing Risk

Putting familiar tools to better use Read more

B3: Workshop

Innovation and Tools

Finding your way through the maze Read more

C3: Quick-fire case studies

Focus on Finance and Investment

New and emerging financial products Read more

D3: Workshop

Policy Dialogues

Nature and the art of policy making Read more

16:00 - 16:30
Coffee & Networking
16:30 - 17:30
Day 1 Closing Plenary
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17:30 - 18:30
Main networking drinks
17:40 - 18:40
CEOs’ networking drinks
Young Leaders' Session
18:30 - 18:40
Peatland Code Launch
19:30 - 23:30
Conference dinner

Day 2 - 24th November

07:25 - 09:00
Registration and coffee
07:30 - 09:00
CEOs' Breakfast Roundtable
Young Leaders' Breakfast Roundtable
09:15 - 10:15
Day 2 Opening Plenary
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10:15 - 10:45
Coffee & Networking
10:45 - 11:45
Breakout 4: Learning through collaboration

A4: Case studies

Understanding and Managing Risk

Managing risk: learning through collaboration Read more

B4: Quick-fire case studies

Innovation and Tools

Innovation through collaboration Read more

C4: Case studies

Focus on Finance and Investment

Collaboration in the financial sector Read more

D4: Workshop

Policy Dialogues

Re-discovering the pre-competitive space and its importance in a healthy market system Read more

12:00 - 13:00
Breakout 5: Factoring in public opinion

A5: Case studies

Understanding and Managing Risk

Meeting the needs of stakeholders and partners Read more

B5: Case studies

Innovation and Tools

Exercising leadership globally and engaging stakeholders locally Read more

C5: Workshop

Focus on Finance and Investment

What are shareholders starting to expect? Read more

D5: Debate

Policy Dialogues

The ethics debate: challenge and be challenged Read more

13:00 - 14:15
Lunch & Networking
14:15 - 15:15
Breakout 6: Implementing change

A6: Case studies

Understanding and Managing Risk

True stories: from risk to opportunity Read more

B6: Panel Q&A

Innovation and Tools

How can the wealth of innovations and tools be brought together? Read more

C6: Panel discussion

Focus on Finance and Investment

Where should we expect leadership to come from next in the financial sector? Read more

D6: Panel discussion

Policy Dialogues

Finding the clarity needed for change Read more

15:15 - 15:45
Coffee & Networking
15:45 - 16:45
Day 2 Closing plenary
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"A great collection of people attending and presenting - and the plenary sessions were awesome - certainly amongst the best I've ever attended"

James Spurgeon
Director, Sustain Value


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