2017 Natural Capital Symposium

March 20, 2017 – March 23, 2017

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The Natural Capital Project is a partnership of two world-class academic institutions, Stanford University and the University of Minnesota, and two of the world's largest NGOs, The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund.

Please join us for the 2017 Natural Capital Symposium at Stanford University from March 20-23, 2017. Featuring keynote speakers Carter Roberts, President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund; Mark Tercek, President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy; Christopher Field, Perry L. McCarty Director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; and Jessica Hellmann, director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, this event is a major convening of leaders advancing the science and practice of incorporating nature’s diverse values into decisions. Interactive sessions throughout the symposium will focus on five central themes: sustainable development planning, securing freshwater, fostering resilient coastal communities, developing sustainable cities, and creating standards for the private sector.  

Last year’s symposium drew nearly 300 people from 32 countries, representing universities, NGOs, businesses, governments, and other institutions. We heard from over 100 presenters about advances in the science, the development of tools, and how natural capital understanding is being used to inform decisions around the world. Please come join us—we love this event because it is a chance to exchange ideas, swap stories, advance science, and spend time with thought-leaders and practitioners accounting for nature’s contributions to society to make smarter decisions for a more sustainable future.

NatCap is a partnership of two world-class academic institutions, Stanford University and the University of Minnesota, advancing new science together with, inspired by, and implemented through two of the world’s largest NGOs, The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund. We work with other key collaborators so that our science directly informs decisions.  At Stanford, our primary university homes are the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Department of Biology, while our collaborations engage faculty and students across all schools.  At the University of Minnesota, our primary home is the Institute on the Environment. Uniquely positioned as neither an academic institution nor an NGO, we inhabit the space between the two to deliver top-notch science and tools to bring the value of natural capital into real-world decisions.

Beyond our four core partners, we have significant, and growing partnerships with academic nodes (like the University of Vermont , the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Washington) for science innovation, with business for replication of our approach, and with key institutions leading “use cases” in which we work together to apply natural capital approaches and tools to inform specific decisions.

Ongoing every day from March 20, 2017 through March 23, 2017.
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