EVENT: Natural Capital: Getting from A to B

22nd September 2014

Natural Capital Getting from A to B delegates - Copyright David Palmar

Natural Capital: Getting from A to B

The Scottish Forum are grateful to the University of Edinburgh Business School for their generous support and to all the speakers, delegates, staff and volunteers for making the event such a success.

In November 2015 the second World Forum on Natural Capital will be held in Edinburgh. As host of the World Forum, Scotland has a great opportunity to showcase its work, in this rapidly developing field, to a global audience.

“Natural Capital: Getting from A to B” on Wednesday 29th October 2014, organised by the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital and hosted by the University of Edinburgh Business School, gave more than 100 delegates from the private, public and voluntary sectors the chance to help shape Scotland’s contribution and find out how to make progress on natural capital in their organisation.

At the event delegates were given the first look at the results of the Scottish Natural Capital Survey 2014. The survey, carried out in partnership with IoD Scotland and ICAS, shows the awareness and attitudes of their Scottish members towards natural capital. Click here to read more about the survey and find the full results. 

Speakers included

Gary Gillespie presentation Copyright David PalmarDr Gary Gillespie - Chief Economic Adviser, Scottish Government

Dr Richard Mattison - CEO, Trucost

Ramsay Urquhart - Director - Risk & Compliance, Alliance Trust

Clifton Bain - Director, IUCN UK Peatland Programme

Lewis Jones - Future Quality Obligations and R&D Manager, South West Water

Jonathan Hughes - CEO, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Co-Chair, Scottish Forum on Natural Capital


Programme

(click on session titles to download presentation slides where available)

2pm - 6pm

Arrival and Registration

Welcome and Latest news

Why is natural capital important to Scotland?

Natural Capital Accounting: Making it happen

Financing Natural Capital projects

Case Study: Upstream Thinking

Scottish Forum Project Groups

Marketplace (facilitated networking over tea and coffee)

Panel SessionPanel Session Copyright David Palmar

  • David Lee (Chair) - Director, David Lee Media & Events Ltd, former Senior Assistant Editor, The Scotsman
  • Dr Gary Gillespie - Chief Economic Adviser, Scottish Government
  • Jonathan Hughes - CEO, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Co-Chair, Scottish Forum on Natural Capital
  • Lewis Jones - Future Quality Obligations and R&D Manager, South West Water
  • Ramsay Urquhart - Director - Risk & Compliance, Alliance Trust
  • Dr Richard Mattison - CEO, Trucost

Closing Session

  • Jo Pike - Project Director, World Forum on Natural Capital
  • John Glen - CEO, Buccleuch, Co-Chair, Scottish Forum on Natural Capital

Networking Drinks

 


All photographs of the event are copyright of David Palmar (www.photoscot.co.uk)