Embedding Natural Capital (Sustainability Leadership Labs)
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Develop the tools required to assess current sustainability practices, and create action plans to implement change. The next workshop will focus on understanding natural resources.
University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) Labs bring together professionals to test and challenge cutting-edge responses to global problems. Open to all our alumni and senior industry practitioners, these two-day sustainability workshops held four times per year in Cambridge, are an opportunity for professional development, co-creation and networking – all with real application to your company or organisational situation.
It is common practice for businesses to perform sustainability reporting for corporate and regulatory purposes; however, businesses that want to be more progressive, create competitive advantage, and demonstrate their positive impacts on the environment are going beyond corporate reporting and using natural capital approaches to leverage business opportunities and inform decisions.
Embedding natural capital
Within the theme of operationalising sustainability, this two-day professional development programme provides the opportunity to understand how to identify and assess natural capital, create an effective natural capital strategy, and understand the natural capital risks and opportunities for your business.
The focus of the Lab is the systematic use of data and decision tools that provide businesses with insight into their impacts and dependencies on natural capital. The workshop explores how businesses can review the impact of their operations and supply chains on natural capital to achieve a better informed strategy, commercial savings through increased efficiency, and a language with which to communicate benefits to external audiences.
Benefits of attending
This workshop stretches your thinking through discussion with leading academics and practitioners, as well as active participation with case studies. Attendees gain access to the CISL’s international network of sustainability leaders and learn how to:
- systematically review your business activities to identify natural capital risks and opportunities
- measure and value natural capital
- engage stakeholders within your business and supply chain more effectively
- embed natural capital knowledge into your day-to-day operations and decision-making
- gain a competitive edge by communicating your natural capital insights and progress to stakeholders.
Participants leave the Lab empowered to take action within their business and leverage natural capital approaches. They have a clearer view of their path towards delivering their sustainability goals.
Who should attend
Sustainability practitioners, asset managers, HSE managers, and supply chain and procurement professionals will all benefit from attending the Embedding Natural Capital workshop.