Better decisions for a better world

The 2017 World Forum on Natural Capital will combine lively and engaging plenary sessions, featuring high-profile and influential speakers. Join us in Edinburgh to help shape a powerful vision for better decision-making.

This year we have chosen three questions to kick-start the conversation. How do we support better decision-making? How do we put natural capital at the heart of the green economy? How can we create pathways to the Global Goals for 2030?

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.


STREAM A: TAKING NATURE INTO ACCOUNT

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.


STREAM B: IMPACT THROUGH INNOVATION

Find out how the latest cutting-edge innovations are being used to help governments, businesses and NGOs make better decisions for long-term impact.


STREAM C: CITIES OF TOMORROW

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 challenges of rapid urbanisation and climate change.


STREAM D: PROSPEROUS & RESILIENT ECONOMIES

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.


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
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10:30 - 11:00
Opening Plenary Discussion
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee & Networking
WITH THANKS TO OUR PRINCIPAL SPONSORS
Scottish Government
Oppla
SEPA
Ministry of Agriculture (Dutch Govt)
11:30 - 12:30
Breakout 1: The world in 2030

A1: Interactive panel

Taking Nature into Account

Deadline 2030 Read more

B1: Interactive panel

Impact Through Innovation

Business re-imagined Read more

C1: Interactive panel

Cities of Tomorrow

Cities will change the world Read more

D1: Interactive panel

Prosperous & Resilient Economies

A new policy landscape Read more

12:30 - 13:45
Lunch & Networking
13:45 - 14:45
Breakout 2: The evolution of business as usual

A2: Quick-fire case studies

Taking Nature into Account

New frontiers in finance Read more

B2: Quick-fire case studies

Impact Through Innovation

Innovations in impact valuation Read more

C2: Quick-fire case studies

Cities of Tomorrow

Transforming the built environment Read more

D2: Quick-fire case studies

Prosperous & Resilient Economies

New ways of managing risk and creating opportunity Read more

15:00 - 16:00
Breakout 3: What do better decisions look like?

A3: Quick-fire case studies

Taking Nature into Account

The Protocol in practice Read more

B3: Quick-fire case studies

Impact Through Innovation

Innovations for better water management Read more

C3: Case studies

Cities of Tomorrow

Planning cities around nature Read more

D3: Interactive panel

Prosperous & Resilient Economies

Tackling challenges head on 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 (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
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10:15 - 10:45
Coffee & Networking
WITH THANKS TO OUR PRINCIPAL SPONSORS
Scottish Government
Oppla
SEPA
Ministry of Agriculture (Dutch Govt)
10:45 - 11:45
Breakout 4: To compete or to collaborate?

A4: Interactive panel

Taking Nature into Account

A regional approach – we cannot do this alone Read more

B4: Workshop

Impact Through Innovation

Biodiversity as a material issue Read more

C4: Case studies

Cities of Tomorrow

Financing sustainable cities Read more

D4: Quick-fire case studies

Prosperous & Resilient Economies

Financing development Read more

12:00 - 13:00
Breakout 5: Milestones of transition

A5: Workshop

Taking Nature into Account

What natural capital policy do you want? Read more

B5: Quick-fire case studies

Impact Through Innovation

New approaches to green growth Read more

C5: Case studies

Cities of Tomorrow

Cities shaped by data Read more

D5: Interactive panel

Prosperous & Resilient Economies

Capitals and substitutability: a new approach to the Sustainable Development Goals Read more

13:00 - 14:15
Lunch & Networking
14:15 - 15:15
Breakout 6: Scaling up

A6: Interactive panel

Taking Nature into Account

Integrated thinking and the integrated report Read more

B6: Quick-fire case studies

Impact Through Innovation

Making decisions easier with data Read more

C6: Workshop

Cities of Tomorrow

Natural infrastructure: the new normal in cities? Read more

D6: Quick-fire case studies

Prosperous & Resilient Economies

Innovative ways of securing finance 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