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Monday, October 7, 2013

Valuing Nature: Saving Ecosystems is Good Business

Description: Join a conversation with the members of The Dow-TNC Collaboration on valuing ecosystem services about how corporations and NGOs can integrate the value of forests, watersheds, and biodiversity into business and community decisions. Speakers: Glenn Prickett, Chief External Affairs Officer, The Nature Conservancy Neil Hawkins, Vice President, Global EH&S and Sustainability, the Dow Chemical Company Leslie Carothers, Scholar in Residence, Pace Law School Moderator: William Clark, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School In January 2011, Dow and TNC launched their 5-year collaboration to promote valuing ecosystem services in business decision-making. Since the launch, Dow and TNC have worked together to identify key ecosystem services that Dow relies upon as well as the environmental impacts of priority Dow manufacturing sites around the world. Scientists from TNC and Dow are working together at selected Dow pilot sites to implement and refine models that support corporate decision-making by taking into consideration the value and resources that ecosystem services provide. These sites serve as a “living laboratories” where Dow and TNC are testing methods and models of ecosystem valuation so they can be used to inform more sustainable business decisions at Dow and influence the decision-making and business practices of other companies globally. Event Cosponsors: Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative Harvard University Center for the Environment Sustainability Science Program

  • Location:
    Starr Auditorium
  • Date:
    Monday, October 7, 2013
  • Time:
    5:00 PM

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