Programme outline

The 2017 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 parallel sessions along with plenty of networking.

The World Forum is the world’s leading stage for demonstrating progress in the implementation of natural capital approaches. Within the overall theme of Better Decisions for a Better World, delegates will hear from leading figures from business, finance, government and civil society on how better decisions for our natural environment can also mean better decisions for the bottom line. Among the key themes in 2017 will be a focus on the vital role of natural capital in the transition towards a greener economy.

The event will once again be divided into four parallel streams, outlined below. Register here to receive the latest updates about speakers and content. Note that all details are subject to change if necessary.


Showcasing the latest case studies from business and finance, this stream will focus on the opportunities and risks connected with natural capital and examine the next stages in natural capital reporting.


Find out how the latest cutting-edge innovations in the fields of technology, big data and finance are being used to help governments, businesses and NGOs make better decisions for long-term impact.


Examine the vital role of natural assets in the future design and financing of cities, and see how natural capital approaches are being used to tackle the 21st Century threats of rapid urbanisation and climate change.


In the transition to a greener economy, natural capital will play an increasingly important role in national and international policy-making. Find out how the principles of natural capital are being utilised to increase prosperity and resilience.

You can browse the outline timetable for the event below or book tickets here to secure your place. 

Day 1 - 27th November

08:00 - 09:00
Registration and coffee
08:15 - 09:00
Media Breakfast
09:15 - 10:30
Day 1 Opening Plenary
10:30 - 11:00
Opening Plenary Debate
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee & Networking
11:30 - 12:30
Parallel Sessions
12:30 - 13:45
Lunch & Networking
13:45 - 14:45
Parallel Sessions
15:00 - 16:00
Parallel Sessions
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee & Networking
16:30 - 17:30
Day 1 Closing Plenary
17:30 - 18:30
Main networking drinks
17:40 - 18:40
CEOs’ networking drinks (by invitation)
19:30 - 23:30
Conference dinner

Day 2 - 28th November

07:25 - 09:00
Registration and coffee
07:30 - 09:00
CEOs' Breakfast Roundtable (by invitation)
09:15 - 10:15
Day 2 Opening Plenary
10:15 - 10:45
Coffee & Networking
10:45 - 11:45
Parallel Sessions
12:00 - 13:00
Parallel Sessions
13:00 - 14:15
Lunch & Networking
14:15 - 15:15
Parallel Sessions
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