Speakers

Below is a list of the speakers, facilitators and panel guests who will appear at the World Forum on Natural Capital on 27-28 November in Edinburgh.

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Gretchen Daily

Gretchen Daily

Bing Professor of Environmental Services
Stanford University
Co-Founder and Faculty Director
Natural Capital Project

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Peter White

Peter White

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
World Business Council for Sustainable Development

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Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister of Scotland

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Frédéric van Doosselaere

Frédéric van Doosselaere

Managing Partner
Mercier Vanderlinden 

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Jane Baptist

Jane Baptist

Deputy Head of Sustainability
The Crown Estate

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Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Vice President – Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability
Olam International

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Sophie Beckham

Sophie Beckham

Senior Manager of Natural Capital Stewardship
International Paper

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Dr. Marguerite Madden

Dr. Marguerite Madden

Lead Science Advisor
NASA DEVELOP National Program Georgia Node

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Aurélien Guingand

Aurélien Guingand

Project Manager
Caisse des Dépôts Group

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Navin Peiris

Navin Peiris

Senior Director Model Development
Risk Management Solutions

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Gregor Alexander

Gregor Alexander

Finance Director
SSE

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Jane Feehan

Jane Feehan

Senior Investment Officer
European Investment Bank

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Terry A’Hearn

Terry A’Hearn

Chief Executive Officer
SEPA

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 Philippe Puydarrieux

Philippe Puydarrieux

Lead Natural Resource Economist
IUCN

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Dr Jonathan Ekstrom

Dr Jonathan Ekstrom

Founder Director
The Biodiversity Consultancy 

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Omer van Renterghem

Omer van Renterghem

Theme expert Land, water and ecosystems
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands

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Chris Stark

Chris Stark

Director of Energy and Climate Change
Scottish Government

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Christian del Valle

Christian del Valle

Founder and Managing Partner
Althelia Ecosphere
Althelia Climate Fund GP

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Emily Benson

Emily Benson

Programme Manager
Green Economy Coalition 

Senior Researcher
International Institute for Environment and Development

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Dr Jim Rouquette

Dr Jim Rouquette

Director and Co-Founder
Natural Capital Solutions

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Bianca Nijhof

Bianca Nijhof

Global Leader for Natural Capital
Arcadis

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James Spurgeon

James Spurgeon

Director
Sustain Value

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Lars Müller

Lars Müller

Coordinator
EU Business and Biodiversity Platform

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Anna Lemström

Anna Lemström

Environmental Specialist
FIBS

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Martin Lok

Martin Lok

Program Manager Natural Capital
Netherlands Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality

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Tom Dillon

Tom Dillon

Vice President
The Pew Charitable Trusts

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Jennifer Morris

Jennifer Morris

President
Conservation International

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Inger Andersen

Inger Andersen

Director General
IUCN

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Richard Howitt

Richard Howitt

CEO
International Integrated Reporting Council

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Alastair Brown

Alastair Brown

Director of Localities & Infrastructure
Stirling Council

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Dr Mary Kitutu

Dr Mary Kitutu

Minister of State for Environment
Government of Uganda

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Katherine Garrett-Cox

Katherine Garrett-Cox

CEO
Gulf International Bank (UK)

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Philippe Joubert

Philippe Joubert

Founder & CEO
Earth on Board
Chair
The Prince of Wales' Corporate Leaders Group

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Pushpam Kumar

Pushpam Kumar

Chief Economist
United Nations Environment Programme

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Mathis Wackernagel

Mathis Wackernagel

CEO 
Global Footprint Network

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Elizabeth M. White

Elizabeth M. White

Principal Strategist—Sustainability and Manager Natural Capital
International Finance Corporation

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Dr Hannah James

Dr Hannah James

Lead Advisor, Sustainability
Yorkshire Water

 

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Dara Latinwo

Dara Latinwo

Ambassador
One Young World

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Gregor Pecnik

Gregor Pecnik

Environmental Economist 
Arcadis 

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Annelisa Grigg

Annelisa Grigg

Head of Programme, Business and Biodiversity
UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre

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Hannah Pitts

Hannah Pitts

Relationships Director
Natural Capital Coalition

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Maja Johannessen

Maja Johannessen

Gov. & Cities Programme Associate
Ellen MacArthur Foundation

 

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Eva Mayerhofer

Eva Mayerhofer

Lead Environment Specialist
European Investment Bank

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Nick Grayson

Nick Grayson

Climate Change and Sustainability Manager
Birmingham City Council

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Gillian Dick

Gillian Dick

Principal of Place Strategy & Environmental Infrastructure
Glasgow City Council

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Dr Frank Hawkins

Dr Frank Hawkins

Director
IUCN Washington DC

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Dr Kim Reuter

Dr Kim Reuter

Technical Director
Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa

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Onno van den Heuvel

Onno van den Heuvel

Global Manager, UNDP-GEF Biodiversity Finance Initiative
UNDP

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Cindy Rose

Cindy Rose

Head of Responsible Investing
Aberdeen Asset Management

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Keiji Nakamura

Keiji Nakamura

Associate Communications Manager
Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

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Christian Heller

Christian Heller

Senior Consultant Sustainability Strategy
BASF 

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Eric Dierckx

Eric Dierckx

CEO
Naturalogic

Consultant
Mercier Vanderlinden

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George Cobb

George Cobb

Group Sustainability Accountant
SSE Plc

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Farooq Ullah

Farooq Ullah

Co-Founder and Co-Chair
UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development

Director
Stakeholder Forum

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Julie Raynaud

Julie Raynaud

Senior Sustainability Analyst
Kepler Cheuvreux

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Craig Beatty

Craig Beatty

Programme Officer, Global Forest and Climate Change Programme
International Union for Conservation of Nature

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Jane Pilcher

Jane Pilcher

Group Treasurer
Anglian Water Group

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David Uzsoki

David Uzsoki

Infrastructure Finance Specialist
International Institute for Sustainable Development

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Holger Schmid

Holger Schmid

Director of the Sustainable Economy Programme
MAVA Foundation

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Steve Bass

Steve Bass

Senior Associate
International Institute for Environment and Development

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Jessica Fries

Jessica Fries

Executive Chair
The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project

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Andrew Cave

Andrew Cave

Head of Corporate Governance
Baillie Gifford

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Naledzani Mudau

Naledzani Mudau

Remote Sensing Scientist
South African National Space Agency

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Ian Dickie

Ian Dickie

Director
eftec

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Bilal Rahill

Bilal Rahill

Partner
Sustainability Frameworks LLP

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Ece Ozdemiroglu

Ece Ozdemiroglu

Founding Director
eftec

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Richard Spencer

Richard Spencer

Head of Sustainability
Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales

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Fabian Huwyler

Fabian Huwyler

Director of Sustainability Affairs
Credit Suisse

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Stefanie O'Gorman

Stefanie O'Gorman

Director of Sustainable Economics
Jacobs

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Fran van Dijk

Fran van Dijk

Partner
One Stone Advisors 

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Grant Douglas

Grant Douglas

Environmental Planning Specialist
SP EnergyNetworks

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Sofia Ahlroth

Sofia Ahlroth

Senior Environmental Economist
World Bank
Acting Manager 
WAVES Global Partnership

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Andrew Mitchell

Andrew Mitchell

Founding Director
Global Canopy Programme
Co-Founder
Natural Capital Finance Alliance

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Georgina Mace

Georgina Mace

Professor of Biodiversity and Ecosystems
University College London

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Virgilio Viana

Virgilio Viana

Director General
Federacion Amazonas Sustainabilidad

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Petri Lehtonen

Petri Lehtonen

Deputy Managing Director
Indufor Group

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Tom Beagent

Tom Beagent

Director of Total Impact Measurement & Management
PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Michelle Lapinski

Michelle Lapinski

Vice President
The Earth Genome

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Andreza Souza

Andreza Souza

Sustainability Coordinator
Natura

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Will Evison

Will Evison

Associate Director and Environmental Economist
PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Torsten Thiele

Torsten Thiele

Special Adviser
IUCN

Visiting Fellow
London School of Economics Institute of Global Affairs

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Dr Kate Schreckenberg

Dr Kate Schreckenberg

Director
Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation 

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Gary Gillespie

Gary Gillespie

Chief Economist
Scottish Government

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Yoji Natori

Yoji Natori

Manager of Science to Action
Conservation International Japan

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David Wood

David Wood

Senior Policy Director
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland

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Neil Stevenson

Neil Stevenson

Managing Director: Global Implementation
The International Integrated Reporting Council

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Bhaskar Vira

Bhaskar Vira

Professor of Political Economy
University of Cambridge

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Carl Obst

Carl Obst

Director
Institute for the Development of Environmental-Economic Accounting

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Dr Richard Mattison

Dr Richard Mattison

Chief Executive Officer
‚ÄčTrucost

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Ruud Jansen

Ruud Jansen

Executive Secretary
Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa

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Michael Beutler

Michael Beutler

Director of Sustainability Operations
Kering

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Dr Mark Kristmanson

Dr Mark Kristmanson

CEO
National Capital Commission

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Martin Harper

Martin Harper

Global Conservation Director
RSPB

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Oliver Greenfield

Oliver Greenfield

Convenor
Green Economy Coalition

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Lorenzo Rosenzweig

Lorenzo Rosenzweig

General Director
Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature

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Dr Helen Crowley

Dr Helen Crowley

Head of Sustainable Sourcing Innovation
‚ÄčKering 
 

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Samuel Vionnet

Samuel Vionnet

Founder
Valuing Nature

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Dr Steven Smith

Dr Steven Smith

Technical Director
AECOM

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Dr Gemma Cranston

Dr Gemma Cranston

Director, Natural Resource Security
Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership 

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Karen Ellis

Karen Ellis

Chief Advisor on Economics & Development
WWF UK

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Marie Morice

Marie Morice

Director
Natural Capital Finance Alliance 

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Professor Carol Adams

Professor Carol Adams

Professor of Accounting
Durham University Business School

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Professor Cameron Hepburn

Professor Cameron Hepburn

Professor of Environmental Economics
University of Oxford 

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Professor Alison Hester

Professor Alison Hester

Science Strategy Lead (Environment)
James Hutton Institute
Chair
Natural Capital Initiative.

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Eva Zabey

Eva Zabey

Director: Redefining Value
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

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Jonathan Hughes

Jonathan Hughes

CEO
Scottish Wildlife Trust
Global Councillor
IUCN

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Mark Gough

Mark Gough

Executive Director
Natural Capital Coalition

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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