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First Annual EU Business and Biodiversity Conference

Welcome. Brussels, 21/11/2014. First Annual EU Business and Biodiversity Conference. François . Wakenhut. Head of Unit – Biodiversity . European Commission. Brussels, 21/11/2014. First Annual EU Business and Biodiversity Conference.

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First Annual EU Business and Biodiversity Conference






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First Annual EU Business and Biodiversity Conference

Welcome

Brussels, 21/11/2014

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First Annual EU Business and Biodiversity Conference

François

WakenhutHead of Unit – Biodiversity European Commission

Brussels, 21/11/2014

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First Annual EU Business and Biodiversity Conference

Karmenu

VellaEuropean Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Brussels, 21/11/2014

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First Annual EU Business and Biodiversity Conference

Tony Juniper

Campaigner, writer, sustainability advisor and leading environmentalist

Brussels, 21/11/2014

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First Annual EU Business and Biodiversity Conference

Guy

SidosCEO Group Vicat

Brussels, 21/11/2014

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Business and biodiversity

November 21st

, 2014

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THE VICAT GROUP

Founded

in1853Family company3 areas of business: cement, aggregate, concrete8000 employees across 4 continents, 11 countries

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QUARRIESOpen source of biodiversity

Nature

reserve of Mépieu: a collateral benefit

Simultaneous exploitation and

rehabilitation

Industrial

projects

that

create

biodiversity

Project-

biodiversity

complementarity

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BIODIVERSITYAn added

value for our company

Natural and cultural

context

Fair

rules

,

tools

to

implement

them

Sustain

our

know-how

A

valuable

competence

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A COMMON INTERESTbetween the population and the

company

Contribute to local communityMainstream biodiversitySite open daysInnovate

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HOW TO GET INDUSTRY INTERESTEDIN BIODIVERSITY

Motivate

and encourage businessesAssist in the development of biodiversityFoster local businessExchange of good practiceTarget global performance

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First Annual EU Business and Biodiversity Conference

Laurent Piermont

CEO CDC Biodiversité

Brussels, 21/11/2014

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Economic leverages to conciliate business

with biodiversity

Laurent PiermontCaisse des DépôtsEU Business and Biodiversity Annual ConferenceNovember 2014

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EU Business and Biodiversity Annual

Conference

Page 14/10CAISSE DES DEPOTS’S APPROACH OF BIODIVERSITYTry to conciliate biodiversity with economic developmentSignature of the « Natural Capital Declaration »Implementation of a biodiversity strategy for the whole Group in coherence with the Biodiversity National StrategyCreated in 2008 a subsidiary dedicated to conducting actions on biodiversity : CDC BIODIVERSITE

(

started

in 2004

)

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/10IS IT POSSIBLE TO CONCILIATE BUSINESS WITH BIODIVERSITY?

Considering the economic leverages of conciliation, three categories of activities appear : 1) Activities that consume renewable resourcesAgriculture – Forestry – Fishery Food industry, Construction, Cosmetics, Textiles

Leverage

Final consumer pays to preserve the capacity of the ecosystem to produce resources

Environmental certification

EU Business and

Biodiversity

Annual

Conference

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IS IT POSSIBLE TO CONCILIATE BUSINESS WITH BIODIVERSITY?

2) Activities which destroy ecosystems

the expansion and the connection of cities : roads, railways, airports, business areas…

Leverage

:

AVOID – REDUCE – OFFSET

A65

highway

between

Pau and Bordeaux

1 372 ha of

natural

and

species

habitats to

preserve

or restore over a 60

year

period

.

Operation

« 

Cossure

 » in the Crau Plain

region

First Natural

Asset

Reserve in Europe (ex-ante offset

scheme

)

R

estoration

of 357 hectares of

coussouls

, a unique

ecosystem

home to rare animal

species

and

wild

plant

communities

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/10IS IT POSSIBLE TO CONCILIATE BUSINESS WITH BIODIVERSITY?

3) Activities which need nature, but don’t consume or destroy itTourism – Water Industry – City redevelopment

Leverage :

Choose positive biodiversity solutions, based on the final demand to create value / business

Example: payments for environmental services (water quality, erosion control…)

EU Business and

Biodiversity

Annual

Conference

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/10YES, WE CAN!

T

ools exist and action pays off. Biodiversity conservation and restoration is affordableThe market exists because there is a large demand for a greener world

Need for clear enabling conditions for action in the long run

Act in accordance with ecosystem dynamics

The mobilization of financial resources from

markets

needs a clear, stable and coherent policy environment.

EU Business and

Biodiversity

Annual

Conference

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CDC Biodiversité102, rue Réaumur75002 PARIS

T. +33 (0)1 76 21 75 00F. +33 (0)1 40 39 81 60contact@cdc-biodiversite.frAntenne Sud-EstActimart

U1B – entrée B1140 rue André Ampère13851 Aix en ProvenceAntenne Sud OuestBourse Maritime1 place Lainé33000 BordeauxSAS au capital de 15 000 000 euros - Siège social : 56 rue de Lille 75007 PARIS - RCS Paris 501 639 587Siret 501 639 587 00010 - APE 6420Z - N° TVA Intracom. FR5150163958Thank you for your attention!

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First Annual EU Business and Biodiversity Conference

Tim Haywood

CFO and Head of Sustainability Interserve

Brussels, 21/11/2014

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Construction & Support Services

140 years old

80,000 people (55,000 in EU)€3.7 Billion turnover 2013 The UK’s largest land management businessPlan launched in 20134 Capitals5 Outcomes15 Goals48 TargetsMeasurable & reportable

Interserve PLC

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Biodiversity within Interserve

Construction

Certified procurementDesign checklists, site actions, post completion assessmentBiological treatment and re-use of waste water in Middle EastSupport ServicesMove away from chemical to nature based cleaning materialsHabitat creation within contracts

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Ingenuity at Work

Supporting Green Cities

Green Food Challenge – Sourcing all the ingredients for a hospital meal from suppliers within the M25 London Orbital MotorwayCollecting Juniper Seeds for the National Tree Seed Project at KewFuture BiodiversityBuilding Biodiversity ToolsNatural Capital Decision Support Tool (more later)

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Future Challenges

Separation of Biodiversity and natural capital

Clients not asking Better measurement toolsIncentives for early adoptersInnovative finance models – Biodiversity bonds, offsets etc.More information: www.sustainabilities.interserve.com Thank You @timphaywood

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First Annual EU Business and Biodiversity Conference

Q&A

Brussels, 21/11/2014

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First Annual EU Business and Biodiversity Conference

Coffee Break

Brussels, 21/11/2014