Session 2 - Corporate Biodiversity Assessment: Choosing the right Tool for Companies

Wednesday, 18th April, 2012

Several tools exist for companies to measure their impact and dependence on ecosystems and biodiversity. This session presents some of them and shows in which instances they can be used.

Stefan Hörmann, Senior Project Manager, Global Nature Fund (moderation)

Stefan has a degree in Political and Administrative Science. He is currently Senior Project Director at Global Nature Fund. He has more then 10 years experience in international project management. His key topics: Business and Biodiversity, Climate Protection, Integrated Water Management, Nature Conservation, Corporate Social Responsibilty.



Mila Dahle, Environmental Management and Sustainability, TUI AG

Mila Dahle majored in Ecological Marketing, Environmental Economics and System Management. From 2002 she developed the reporting of extra financial aspects and the dialogue with the financial community. Since 2008 Ms Dahle has been in charge of the enlarged division of Group Environmental Management / Sustainable Development. Her work focuses on the further development of the Group-wide sustainability strategy and the associated indicators, in particular in the areas of climate protection and biodiversity, as well as on the balancing of the interests of the shareholders and stakeholders within and outside the company.

Kerstin Sobania, Head of Group Environmental Management and Sustainable Development, TUI AG

TUI Travel is one of the world’s leading leisure travel companies, with over 250 trusted brands in 180 countries and more than 30 million customers.
Their business is grouped into four sectors, comprising many of the best loved and market-leading travel brands worldwide – Mainstream, Accommodation & Destinations, Specialist & Activity and Emerging Markets. From the most popular holiday brands to an unparalleled collection of specialist travel providers, they offer the breadth and depth of experiences and expertise for every conceivable type of traveller.


Alfredo Cunhal Sendim, Owner, Heredade do Freixo do Meio

Alfredo Cunhal Sendim is the owner of HEREDADE DO FREIXO DO MEIO S.A., an enterprise that dedicates itself mostly to managing a territory rich in cork and scarlet-oak trees. The biological farm produces a wide variety of agricultural products since its main activities are related to producing goods (agriculture, cattle rising, and others) and services (education, sustainable tourism and biodiversity offsets). The management of the territory consists in producing, transforming and commercializing farming and cattle rising products, as well as services connected to using rural space. He cooperates with Business and Biodiversity initiatives since the very beginning of its existence.

Maria Alice Alexandre, Executive Secretary, Life Institute

B.S. degree in Mathematics from PUC-Campinas and an MBA from FGV-EAESP. Between 2007 and 2009 she worked as Nokia Corporate’s Purchasing Director for Latin America, being responsible for developing new processes for managing and qualifying vendors, forging strategic alliances to support the business, as well as monitoring, planning, spend-and-savings forecast, key performance indicators, and meeting goals and objectives. Maria Alice also worked for Lucent Technologies as Purchasing Director for Brazil and Latin America, and for Ricoh Industrie in France as Purchasing Manager for ten years.

Lawrence Jones-Walters, Deputy Executive Director and Senior Programme Manager - Business and Biodiversity / Green Infrastructure, ECNC

Lawrence has worked in nature conservation for 30 years and has more than 20 years experience of international work in Europe, especially SEE and EECCA regions, and North America. He has extensive experience of international project and programme management; management of staff and financial/capital resources (and change management - currently Integration Manager ECNC-EUCC); coaching and mentoring; and creative problem solving. Lawrence is an expert in knowledge based facilitation, participative/group process management, moderation, training and training of trainers; this has included capacity building, facilitation, and direct involvement in public participation for nature/sustainable development. He is skilled in the process and practice of communication, in particular its application to nature conservation.

17/18 April, 2012
Stuttgart, Germany

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