The Swiss Re Institute's Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Index shows 55% of global economic output, or some $41.7 trillion, depends on our natural world performing at high levels. Even so, biodiversity and ecosystem services are fragile and in peril. Since economic growth is a major driver behind biodiversity loss, increasingly factoring considerations of nature into economic and business decisions can make a major contribution toward reversing this concerning trend.
In the second chapter of our SONAR Dialogue Series, Swiss Re's Chairperson Public Sector Solutions Veronica Scotti will invite Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Co-Chair of the Taskforce on Nature Financial Disclosure (TNFD) to take stock of the outcomes of COP-15 and the next steps she sees as necessary to translate the UN's new Global Biodiversity Framework into concrete economic and policy actions.
Following her keynote address, Ms Mrema will be joined by a panel of senior experts to discuss perspectives on how nature-related risks and opportunities can inform business decision-making.
Join us for this important conversation that will reflect on COP-15's implications for the development of new ideas and strategies on how to restore and preserve the benefits of the natural world that we depend on for our lives and livelihoods.
The event will be live streamed from our Centre for Global Dialogue in Rüschlikon, Switzerland. Participants may either attend in person* or watch the live stream.
* Attendance in person will be subject to Swiss Government rules on Covid. In-person attendees will need to show a valid full Covid vaccination or immunity certificate.