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Date: 7th December 2020

Time: 1pm-2pm

Location: Webinar

Natural Capital is increasingly important for businesses as they seek to manage resource, climate, reputational and ESG challenges, as well as the wider environmental challenges around regulation & compliance, biodiversity net gain and environmental net gain.

Setting the scene on Natural Capital – Stewart Lenton & Sue Swain, SLR Consulting

  • What is Natural Capital and why is it increasing in prominence?
  • What are the benefits of adopting a Natural Capital approach?

Environmental legislative breaches and the financial consequences  – Alison Ogley, Walker Morris LLP

  • How businesses struggle with identifying the wide range of environmental risks and associated financial consequences of legislation breaches
  • How to ensure the issue isn’t seen as a ‘box ticking exercise’, but one that manages to prevent and minimise compliance breaches

This webinar is for Storage, Manufacturing and Distribution companies only.

About the presenters:

Stewart Lenton – SLR Consulting

As Operations Manager Stewart has responsibility for a number of teams across the European region, one of which is the Ecology team. Stewart’s background is in planning and EIA, working client side before moving into consultancy over 20 years ago. Stewart is one of the Natural Capital leads within SLR and also a member of the EIC’s Natural Capital Task Force.

Stewart’s background in planning, coupled with his responsibility for the Ecology team enables him to engage with and guide clients with respect to the new mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain requirements which are part of our planning legislation.  As a member of the EIC’s Natural Capital Task force Stewart interacts with the policy influencers involved in Natural Capital, such as DEFRA, and is able to share this insight about the future horizon for Natural Capital with clients.

Sue Swain – SLR Consulting

Sue is Head of Client Management for the SLR European Region and also Industry Sector Lead. Sue’s background is as a pharmaceutical microbiologist, and Sue spent her early career in the pharmaceutical industry, and then as a consultant leading a teams involved in auditing facilities globally.   Sue’s career then moved to Business Development, for engineering, construction and environmental companies,  and she joined SLR in 2017.

In her role as Industry Sector Lead Sue and the team are working with all our manufacturing clients in Europe across a range of subsectors, and in her Client Management role Sue is leading our key client account management team for the European region across all client sectors. Sue is one of the Natural Capital Leads at SLR and this dovetails quite nicely with her client management and industry sector lead role. Sue engages with a broad range of clients, and hence has the benefit of seeing many different perspectives in our clients’ businesses.

Alison Ogley – Walker Morris LLP

Alison is a Partner at Walker Morris LLP and a leading specialist planning and environmental lawyer, with a broad national practice. She undertakes both advisory and contentious work in planning and environment law and is recognised by clients as a tenacious and dedicated lawyer who goes the extra mile to secure results.

In addition to her contentious practice, Alison also advised on a wide range of corporate and property transactions, assessing the environmental risks on business acquisitions and disposals with her focus in due diligence matters on providing practical solutions to minimise risks arising from an array of environmental issues. Alison’s environmental practice extends to advising on Environmental Impact Assessments, Protected Species and Protected Sites, net biodiversity gain, air quality impacts, climate change and carbon impacts arising from a broad array of sectors including minerals, waste and energy.