Webinar: Business and Biodiversity – Addressing the State of Nature
AudienceOpen to BITC members and non-members, CSR/responsible business practitioners/managers, Environment/sustainability practitioners/managers and Supply chain/procurement practitioners/managers
Tue, 24 March 2020 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Find out more about the challenge the UK’s wildlife faces, the impact this has on how we live and work, and the steps that all businesses can take to encourage biodiversity; at an operational level, within the workplace, across communities and individually at this webinar.
Since 1970, 41 per cent of species have decreased in abundance. The total number of breeding birds in the UK fell by 44 million between 1967 and 20091.
Intensive farming processes, growing urban spaces, climate change and human consumption are leading to the extinction and decline of species of birds, insects, mammals and other wildlife throughout the UK. The countryside and landscapes we associate with the United Kingdom are changing, our ability to interact with the countryside is diminishing impacting health and well-being, and species vital for our food security and resilience are being threatened.
Business in the Community’s (BITC) environment and sustainability agenda encourages innovative and transformational change at the core of business.
About the event
The session will look at:
- the state of nature and the reasons we are facing the next mass extinction; including urbanisation, over-consumption, farming practices, waste and pollution
- why nature and biodiversity is important to business and why business has a part to play in helping to restore the state of nature
- the steps that businesses can take to understand their organisational impact on nature and biodiversity
- some of the ways that businesses can improve their impact on nature and make a positive step towards enhancing biodiversity both locally and across their operations.
The event is aimed at anyone within an organisation who has an interest in understanding the impact that their organisational operations and offices have on biodiversity. This could include: premises and facilities teams; sustainability teams; community engagement teams; supply chain teams; responsible business teams; environment teams.
Contact details and further information
This event is free for members and non-members of BITC.
For more information, contact Ellie Jefford, Events Coordinator at BITC.
Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.
- State of Nature 2019 (2019); National Biodiversity Network; available at nbn.org.uk