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Nature and your business: why it matters and how to take action

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm GMT

The Heart of the CIty

Price: Free

Not sure why your business should be thinking about nature? Join this session to learn why, and how, to integrate protecting nature into your business.

Nature is intrinsically linked to businesses and communities prospering: over 50% of global GDP is dependent on materials and services delivered by natural ecosystems. Whilst businesses have been focusing on reducing carbon, it’s increasingly important for businesses to consider how they can prevent biodiversity loss, protect nature.

What to expect:

In this session we’ll provide an introduction to why nature is important to you and your business, and you’ll leave with practical actions that you can implement to help protect nature through your business.

We’re delighted to be joined by Ellen Shaddock, from AXA XL, to provide an overview of AXA XL’s new ‘Roots of Resilience’ sustainability strategy. Nature is at the heart of this strategy which addresses valuing nature and integrating it into AXA XL’s business operations. We’ll also get an introduction to AXA XL’s ‘Water Risk Insights’ report and why it’s important for businesses to consider nature and water risks.

• Heart of the City introduction (5 minutes)
• Topic introduction (5 minutes)
• Presentation from Ellen Shaddock, Sustainability Manager, AXA XL (20 minutes)
• Q&A and wrap up (15 minutes)

Ellen Shaddock, Sustainability Project Manager, AXA XL

Ellen works in the global Sustainability team on AXA XL’s Roots of Resilience Strategy. She has over 7 years’ experience in running environmental and philanthropic projects including sustainability reporting and employee engagement programs. Ellen leads AXA XL’s Valuing Water initiative which considers the social, economic and environmental importance of water.

Find out more about Heart of the City and our work to help businesses be a force for good, and take a look at our climate action toolkit which guides SMEs to net zero with practical resources.




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