Biodiversity and Ecosystem Risk for Business

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The collapse of ecosystems due to biodiversity loss are major risks to businesses and to society.

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Australian landscapes are shaped by extremes, including severe droughts, bushfires, floods, and heat waves. These climate extremes and system shocks are intensifying, posing severe risks to our ecosystems, health, landscape productivity and economy. Understanding the importance of natural systems and their integrity for our prosperity and wellbeing can help inform better decisions for mitigating risk and investing in natural assets and ecosystem resilience, to deliver benefit to our communities and our economy.

This webinar provides an overview of biodiversity and ecosystem risks associated for business, which has flow-on effects to sectors including banks, insurance, and tourism. Learn how businesses and biodiversity protection can work together and support species survival, habitat protection, and business endeavours.


  • Brendan Wintle - Director, Threatened Species Recovery Hub
  • Sarah Barker - Head of Climate Risk Governance, Minter Ellison


  • Simon O'Connor - Co-Chair, Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative and CEO, Responsible Investment Association Australasia
  • Carl Obst - Director, Institute for the Development of Environmental-Economic Accounting Group


  • Rachel Morgain - Knowledge Broker, Threatened Species Recovery Hub

This webinar series is a collaboration between the National Environmental Science Program's Threatened Species Recovery Hub and the Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia

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