Applying NERC-funded biodiversity research to improve corporate biodiversity strategies

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: Zoology

Abstract

Government and businesses in the UK and worldwide are in urgent need of advice based on cutting-edge research, to help them operationalise the 'no net loss (NNL) of biodiversity' principle: where biodiversity losses should be mitigated where possible, with residual losses balanced with a biodiversity gain to ensure overall NNL. This principle is increasingly required under legislation worldwide, and many companies have committed to voluntary biodiversity protection through mechanisms such as NNL.

E.J. Milner-Gulland (EJMG) and Joe Bull (JB) have conducted NERC-funded research since 2010, developing novel scientific approaches exploring the challenges of achieving NNL. Their research and corporate engagement has pinpointed critical issues faced by businesses in applying NNL. The aim of the fellowship is to apply this research into practice-relevant frameworks and scientific advice that addresses key conceptual and operational challenges associated with corporate biodiversity strategies.

The applicant, Dr Prue Addison (PA), will work under the supervision of EJMG at the University of Oxford, and will collaborate with JB at the University of Copenhagen. PA has an applied conservation science background and an extensive science-policy network in the UK and Australia. The scientific expertise held by PA, EJMG and JB will enable the application of cutting-edge science to biodiversity strategies by businesses across multiple sectors in the UK and beyond.

The fellowship has three key objectives: (1) to conduct a review of the science addressing corporate biodiversity strategies, illustrating best practice examples, lessons learnt and key scientific knowledge gaps; (2) to work closely with business beneficiaries and apply science to improve their corporate biodiversity strategies; and (3) to engage with a broad audience of beneficiaries across the business, science and policy spheres, sharing insights and outputs from the fellowship.

The key beneficiaries of the fellowship will be multinational corporations, with operations in the UK, seeking to manage their biodiversity impacts and develop beneficial biodiversity strategies. Key business partners will be invited to meetings and workshops throughout the fellowship to shape the specifics of the work plan. The fellow will travel to sites of operation in the UK and abroad and work with staff implementing biodiversity strategies in order to understand their needs and challenges. Other beneficiaries include: industry groups working to improve the development and implementation of business and biodiversity strategies in the UK; government agencies and committees, developing biodiversity strategies in the UK; NGOs, who conduct biodiversity research and have strong business engagement strategies; and international working groups developing biodiversity strategies in the EU and abroad.

The insights and outcomes of the fellowship will be communicated via a range of avenues such as personal briefings to key officials, public reports, social media outreach (emails, website, blogs, and twitter updates), Biodiversity Fellowships for business thought-leaders, one-to-one meetings and presentations at meetings, workshops and conferences.

The ultimate measure of success of this fellowship will be if business beneficiaries adopt the recommended evidence-based approaches and begin to apply the recommended science to operationalise their corporate biodiversity strategies. By funding this fellowship, NERC will enable the continued application of world-leading biodiversity research to business practice, which will be translated to benefit UK government and industry and help sustain the natural resources of the UK and other countries.

Publications

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Description Through her Knowledge Exchange Fellowship, Dr Prue Addison has conducted translational research with multinational businesses, government agencies and NGOs to bring lessons from conservation science to help mainstream biodiversity in the private sector. Prue's work focused on corporate biodiversity accountability in particular, helping businesses develop systems to measure, evaluate and report on their biodiversity performance.

The ultimate aim of Prue's Knowledge Exchange Fellowship was to provide targeted science-based biodiversity evidence and solutions that can be used by businesses, and the practitioners who they work with, to drive improvements in the practice of corporate biodiversity accountability - directing business action, measurement and reporting of biodiversity.
Exploitation Route Plenty of scope for applied & translational research
Sectors Environment

URL https://www.iccs.org.uk/content/business-and-biodiversity
 
Description Examples of 2 collaborations: she has worked with BP and the IUCN Business & Biodiversity Programme, to address challenges faced by businesses such as: 1) developing science-based biodiversity goals, 2) identifying and developing biodiversity indicators, and 3) applying the mitigation hierarchy to manage biodiversity impacts. The work with BP resulted in the development of in-house guidance for corporate biodiversity 'no net loss' (NNL) goal setting and indicator development. The work with the IUCN resulted in a published cross-sector guidance to support the development and use biodiversity indicators for different business applications. The social impacts include: Change in business practice: • BP's has developed a new group-wide Guidelines on managing biodiversity in 2018, drawing on Addison's guidance, which sets out how a commitment to NNL on biodiversity can be made and achieved for projects. This guidance will be applied to all new major projects, representing a growth in oil production of 900 million Barrels Oil Equivalent per Day (mboed) by 2021 compared to BPs 2015 base portfolio. • Benefits to BP: "Our work with Oxford has been invaluable not only in making sure that our practices are underpinned by good science, but also in helping to justify improvements in the way we work to senior executives"; Mark Johnston, BP Group Ecology Expert. • IUCN co-developed paper for a business audience (which outlines a decision-support process for indicator development) was published in November 2018, and distributed to over 300 business representatives, presented in a webinar to 46 representatives from business, academia and civil society groups, and presented at the Business & Biodiversity | Roadmaps to Positive Impact conference to an audience of almost 180 delegates. • IUCN co-developed paper is supporting improved practice by the practitioners who work with business (in civil society groups and consultancies), e.g., guidance is currently being integrated into two other international initiatives leading the development of biodiversity indicators for the extractives and finance sector. • IUCN co-developed paper is supporting improved in-house development of biodiversity accounting and reporting systems by business across sectors (already tested by one multinational company, and proposals are in development to test the guidance with 3 multinational companies). Predicted environmental impacts: • In the longer-term I anticipate the impact will extend to improved biodiversity outcomes from operations with more transparent and robust systems in place to measure and manage biodiversity.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Environment
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Biodiversity indicators for the extractive sector advisory group
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact In 2018 I joined an advisory committee for the WCMC work on bodiversity indicators for the extractive sector
 
Description Steering Group for the Natural Capital Committee: improving the integration of biodiversity in natural capital assessments
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact I have just joined the Steering Group for the Natural Capital Committee's project looking to improve the integration of biodiversity in natural capital assessments. I will provide input during the development process, and will act as an ambassador for the project, supporting wider consultation and engagement.
 
Description The science behind NNL and how this could be applied to BP operations
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact BP are currently using the scientific advice provided (in the form of a report, and decision support tables) to update their Group Guide on Biodiversity Management. This will now include a commitment to 'no net loss' on biodiversity and a strategy detailing scientific concepts that encourage the achievement of NNL of biodiversity of all major projects.
 
Description Analysis of international biodiversity targets to understand and maximise their relevance to the private sector
Amount £19,277 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description A Collaborative Platform for Making Change: Scaling up actions for biodiversity conservation 
Organisation BP (British Petroleum)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Collaborative Platform for Making Change was established in August 2016. The Platform was convened to identify opportunities for collaboration between business, governments, science providers and NGOs, in support of the delivery of international biodiversity conservation priorities. The initiative was launched prior to the 2016 World Conservation Congress, and focussed on discussing the IUCN motions relevant to the private sector. In 2016, the platform consisted of an event series, including a webinar, questionnaire and workshop bringing together representatives from 20 business and industry associations, 10 NGOs and intergovernmental organisation, and 3 research organisations. In 2018, the platform reconvened prior to the 2018 Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties, and provided a forum for businesses to understand and promote business engagement in the development and future implementation of a post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The workshop brought together representatives from 25 UK-based businesses, along with 25 representatives of the UK government, NGOs and academia.
Collaborator Contribution In-kind collaboration between the University of Oxford (NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship programme), BP International, FFI, the UNEP-WCMC, the JNCC, and Defra.
Impact 1) webinar: August 2016. To cover key IUCN motions at the World Conservation Congress 2) questionnaire: October 2016. To participants to ask what key challenges businesses face on biodiversity 3) workshop: November 2016. London. Attended by representatives from 20 business and industry associations, 10 NGOs and intergovernmental organisation, and 3 research organisations. 4) 2016 workshop report "A Collaborative Platform for Making Change: Scaling up actions for biodiversity conservation": https://www.unep-wcmc.org/resources-and-data/making-change-final-report: https://www.unep-wcmc.org/resources-and-data/making-change-final-report 5) 2018 report "2018 Workshop Report and information document for the Convention on Biological Diversity COP": https://www.cbd.int/doc/c/9b08/d19e/1fbeec1724642fe73810e71f/cop-14-inf-31-en.pdf This is a multidisciplinary project including: conservation science, policy, management, and business strategy
Start Year 2016
 
Description A Collaborative Platform for Making Change: Scaling up actions for biodiversity conservation 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Collaborative Platform for Making Change was established in August 2016. The Platform was convened to identify opportunities for collaboration between business, governments, science providers and NGOs, in support of the delivery of international biodiversity conservation priorities. The initiative was launched prior to the 2016 World Conservation Congress, and focussed on discussing the IUCN motions relevant to the private sector. In 2016, the platform consisted of an event series, including a webinar, questionnaire and workshop bringing together representatives from 20 business and industry associations, 10 NGOs and intergovernmental organisation, and 3 research organisations. In 2018, the platform reconvened prior to the 2018 Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties, and provided a forum for businesses to understand and promote business engagement in the development and future implementation of a post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The workshop brought together representatives from 25 UK-based businesses, along with 25 representatives of the UK government, NGOs and academia.
Collaborator Contribution In-kind collaboration between the University of Oxford (NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship programme), BP International, FFI, the UNEP-WCMC, the JNCC, and Defra.
Impact 1) webinar: August 2016. To cover key IUCN motions at the World Conservation Congress 2) questionnaire: October 2016. To participants to ask what key challenges businesses face on biodiversity 3) workshop: November 2016. London. Attended by representatives from 20 business and industry associations, 10 NGOs and intergovernmental organisation, and 3 research organisations. 4) 2016 workshop report "A Collaborative Platform for Making Change: Scaling up actions for biodiversity conservation": https://www.unep-wcmc.org/resources-and-data/making-change-final-report: https://www.unep-wcmc.org/resources-and-data/making-change-final-report 5) 2018 report "2018 Workshop Report and information document for the Convention on Biological Diversity COP": https://www.cbd.int/doc/c/9b08/d19e/1fbeec1724642fe73810e71f/cop-14-inf-31-en.pdf This is a multidisciplinary project including: conservation science, policy, management, and business strategy
Start Year 2016
 
Description A Collaborative Platform for Making Change: Scaling up actions for biodiversity conservation 
Organisation Fauna & Flora International
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Collaborative Platform for Making Change was established in August 2016. The Platform was convened to identify opportunities for collaboration between business, governments, science providers and NGOs, in support of the delivery of international biodiversity conservation priorities. The initiative was launched prior to the 2016 World Conservation Congress, and focussed on discussing the IUCN motions relevant to the private sector. In 2016, the platform consisted of an event series, including a webinar, questionnaire and workshop bringing together representatives from 20 business and industry associations, 10 NGOs and intergovernmental organisation, and 3 research organisations. In 2018, the platform reconvened prior to the 2018 Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties, and provided a forum for businesses to understand and promote business engagement in the development and future implementation of a post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The workshop brought together representatives from 25 UK-based businesses, along with 25 representatives of the UK government, NGOs and academia.
Collaborator Contribution In-kind collaboration between the University of Oxford (NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship programme), BP International, FFI, the UNEP-WCMC, the JNCC, and Defra.
Impact 1) webinar: August 2016. To cover key IUCN motions at the World Conservation Congress 2) questionnaire: October 2016. To participants to ask what key challenges businesses face on biodiversity 3) workshop: November 2016. London. Attended by representatives from 20 business and industry associations, 10 NGOs and intergovernmental organisation, and 3 research organisations. 4) 2016 workshop report "A Collaborative Platform for Making Change: Scaling up actions for biodiversity conservation": https://www.unep-wcmc.org/resources-and-data/making-change-final-report: https://www.unep-wcmc.org/resources-and-data/making-change-final-report 5) 2018 report "2018 Workshop Report and information document for the Convention on Biological Diversity COP": https://www.cbd.int/doc/c/9b08/d19e/1fbeec1724642fe73810e71f/cop-14-inf-31-en.pdf This is a multidisciplinary project including: conservation science, policy, management, and business strategy
Start Year 2016
 
Description A Collaborative Platform for Making Change: Scaling up actions for biodiversity conservation 
Organisation Joint Nature Conservation Committee
PI Contribution The Collaborative Platform for Making Change was established in August 2016. The Platform was convened to identify opportunities for collaboration between business, governments, science providers and NGOs, in support of the delivery of international biodiversity conservation priorities. The initiative was launched prior to the 2016 World Conservation Congress, and focussed on discussing the IUCN motions relevant to the private sector. In 2016, the platform consisted of an event series, including a webinar, questionnaire and workshop bringing together representatives from 20 business and industry associations, 10 NGOs and intergovernmental organisation, and 3 research organisations. In 2018, the platform reconvened prior to the 2018 Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties, and provided a forum for businesses to understand and promote business engagement in the development and future implementation of a post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The workshop brought together representatives from 25 UK-based businesses, along with 25 representatives of the UK government, NGOs and academia.
Collaborator Contribution In-kind collaboration between the University of Oxford (NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship programme), BP International, FFI, the UNEP-WCMC, the JNCC, and Defra.
Impact 1) webinar: August 2016. To cover key IUCN motions at the World Conservation Congress 2) questionnaire: October 2016. To participants to ask what key challenges businesses face on biodiversity 3) workshop: November 2016. London. Attended by representatives from 20 business and industry associations, 10 NGOs and intergovernmental organisation, and 3 research organisations. 4) 2016 workshop report "A Collaborative Platform for Making Change: Scaling up actions for biodiversity conservation": https://www.unep-wcmc.org/resources-and-data/making-change-final-report: https://www.unep-wcmc.org/resources-and-data/making-change-final-report 5) 2018 report "2018 Workshop Report and information document for the Convention on Biological Diversity COP": https://www.cbd.int/doc/c/9b08/d19e/1fbeec1724642fe73810e71f/cop-14-inf-31-en.pdf This is a multidisciplinary project including: conservation science, policy, management, and business strategy
Start Year 2016
 
Description A Collaborative Platform for Making Change: Scaling up actions for biodiversity conservation 
Organisation United Nations (UN)
Department UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Collaborative Platform for Making Change was established in August 2016. The Platform was convened to identify opportunities for collaboration between business, governments, science providers and NGOs, in support of the delivery of international biodiversity conservation priorities. The initiative was launched prior to the 2016 World Conservation Congress, and focussed on discussing the IUCN motions relevant to the private sector. In 2016, the platform consisted of an event series, including a webinar, questionnaire and workshop bringing together representatives from 20 business and industry associations, 10 NGOs and intergovernmental organisation, and 3 research organisations. In 2018, the platform reconvened prior to the 2018 Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties, and provided a forum for businesses to understand and promote business engagement in the development and future implementation of a post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The workshop brought together representatives from 25 UK-based businesses, along with 25 representatives of the UK government, NGOs and academia.
Collaborator Contribution In-kind collaboration between the University of Oxford (NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship programme), BP International, FFI, the UNEP-WCMC, the JNCC, and Defra.
Impact 1) webinar: August 2016. To cover key IUCN motions at the World Conservation Congress 2) questionnaire: October 2016. To participants to ask what key challenges businesses face on biodiversity 3) workshop: November 2016. London. Attended by representatives from 20 business and industry associations, 10 NGOs and intergovernmental organisation, and 3 research organisations. 4) 2016 workshop report "A Collaborative Platform for Making Change: Scaling up actions for biodiversity conservation": https://www.unep-wcmc.org/resources-and-data/making-change-final-report: https://www.unep-wcmc.org/resources-and-data/making-change-final-report 5) 2018 report "2018 Workshop Report and information document for the Convention on Biological Diversity COP": https://www.cbd.int/doc/c/9b08/d19e/1fbeec1724642fe73810e71f/cop-14-inf-31-en.pdf This is a multidisciplinary project including: conservation science, policy, management, and business strategy
Start Year 2016
 
Description Accounting for biodiversity: how to build biodiversity into corporate natural capital accounting and reporting 
Organisation Natural Capital Coalition
PI Contribution A collaboration between the University of Oxford, ICAEW's Charitable Trusts, and the Natural Capital Coalition. In July 2018, we convened a workshop to explore whether and how biodiversity can be integrated more comprehensively into corporate-level accounting and reporting. This workshop was kindly supported by the ICAEW's Charitable Trusts and the Natural Capital Coalition, which helped bring together 17 participants with technical expertise across a variety of disciplines including accounting, sustainability, auditing, environmental economics, and conservation science. This topic is a complex one, which requires an in-depth understanding of the market forces that drive corporate accounting and reporting, the current status of non-financial accounting and reporting systems, an understanding of natural capital approaches to help value the living environment, and an understanding of biodiversity measurement and management. Participants engaged in enthusiastic and lively discussions around why accounting and reporting approaches are well defined in some areas (e.g. for finance and carbon), whilst other critical aspects of the natural environment, such as biodiversity, corporate accounting and reporting approaches are yet to be fully developed. A report from the workshop is now available (see link below). The next phase of this work will involve the production of a short briefing note on Accounting for Biodiversity for professional accountants, which will be produced in early 2019.
Collaborator Contribution As above
Impact Workshop report: https://prueaddison.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/biodiversity-and-corporate-accounting-and-reporting-workshop-report.pdf
Start Year 2018
 
Description Analysis of international biodiversity targets to understand and maximise their relevance to the private sector 
Organisation Joint Nature Conservation Committee
PI Contribution A collaborative partnership with the JNCC and the Valuing Nature Programme. A VNP intern has undertaken an analysis of international biodiversity targets (e.g. CBD Aichi Targets and Sustainable Development Goals) to illustrate their relevance to the private sector. The ultimate aim of this work is to help the international biodiversity goals become significantly more visible and relevant to everyday business activities. This report is aimed at businesses already undertaking actions for biodiversity, helping make the links between their actions and international policy clearer; and for businesses commencing their journey in exploring relevant actions that they could undertake to address their impacts and dependencies on nature and contribute to the international biodiversity goals. The outputs from this work are informing strategic engagement of UK government, its agencies and Multi-lateral Environmental Agreements Secretariats with the private sector, and have directly feed into UK preparations for meetings such as business and biodiversity discussions at the Convention for Biological Diversity COP14 in 2018. It will also be used to inform the UK government's mainstreaming biodiversity agenda, encouraging and enhancing private sector biodiversity action, and work towards the CDB Post-2020 Biodiversity Strategy. Addison was the PI and provided technical (conservation science) advice for this collaboration.
Collaborator Contribution As above
Impact Webinar: https://vimeo.com/253442154 Main Report & Case studies; Technical Appendix; Business Practice Note: http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-7678 This is a multidisciplinary project including: conservation science, policy, management, and business strategy
Start Year 2017
 
Description BP - Oxford University Collaboration 
Organisation BP (British Petroleum)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Collaborative partnership with BP, where Prue has worked with BP Group Ecology Expert & Technical Advisor since January 2016. Over the course of our collaboration we have held many one-on-one consultation meetings and have since co-developed and collaborated on a project focusing on the science behind concepts relating to 'no net loss' (NNL) of biodiversity. I have translated the science behind NNL of biodiversity into a report for BP and decision support synthesis tables that are currently being used to inform BP International's new Group Guide on Biodiversity Management. This will now include a commitment to 'no net loss' on biodiversity and a strategy detailing scientific concepts that encourage the achievement of NNL of biodiversity of all major projects.
Collaborator Contribution As above
Impact Internal report prepared for BP. Discipline: conservation science.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Clarifying the spectrum of biodiversity indicator applications for business 
Organisation International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution In-kind collaboration between the University of Oxford (NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship programme) and the IUCN. Many business leaders recognize the importance of accounting for their impacts and dependencies on biodiversity. Corporate biodiversity accountability approaches allow businesses to demonstrate their environmentally responsible actions and be accountable both internally (e.g., reporting to operations managers) and externally (e.g., reporting to investors, regulatory bodies, stakeholders, and the general public). Measurement of biodiversity is a relatively new concept for many businesses, and many grapple with how to distil and act on information about complex and dynamic natural systems that interact with all levels of their business. They face critical challenges around developing indicators that can help effectively measure and evaluate biodiversity performance from site- to corporate- levels. The aim of this project is to create a framework and guidance to support businesses in identifying and/or developing robust and relevant biodiversity indicators for different corporate biodiversity accountability purposes. Addison has led the technical (conservation science) work for this collaboration.
Collaborator Contribution In-kind collaboration from the IUCN
Impact Collaboration website: https://www.iucn.org/theme/business-and-biodiversity/our-work/business-partnerships-projects/development-and-use-biodiversity-indicators-business Blog: https://www.iucn.org/news/business-and-biodiversity/201803/%E2%80%9Cone%E2%80%9D-biodiversity-indicator-rule-them-all-impossible-quest Final paper (The development and use of biodiversity indicators in business): https://portals.iucn.org/library/node/47919 Webinar (The development and use of biodiversity indicators in business): https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/3943186642565309698%3E Science workshop report (Bridging the gap between science and business practice for biodiversity indicator development): https://www.iucn.org/sites/dev/files/content/documents/iucn_oxford_biodiversity_indicators_for_business_workshop_report_final.pdf This is a multidisciplinary project including: conservation science, policy, management, and business strategy
Start Year 2017
 
Description International biodiversity targets and their relevance to business 
Organisation Convention on Biological Diversity
Country Canada 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Wrote draft report for presentation and consideration at the CBD Business and Biodiversity Platform meeting, CBD COP13, Mexico, December 2016
Collaborator Contribution Received my draft report and presentation on 1 December 2016
Impact 1) draft report "International biodiversity targets and their relevance to business - DRAFT technical paper for comment at the CBD Global Partnership meeting" 2) presentation to the CBD Business and Biodiversity Platform meeting, CBD COP13, Mexico, 1 December 2016 Summary: I was invited to prepare a report (co-authored with Joe Bull, Francis Vorheis and EJ Milner-Gulland) and present the outcomes of this report to the CBD Global Business and Biodiversity Platform meeting at the Convention for Biological Diversity conference of parties in December 2016. I presented this work to a select group (invite only) of around 30 Business and Biodiversity group representatives from 15 counties.
Start Year 2016
 
Description International biodiversity targets and their relevance to business 
Organisation Earthmind
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Wrote draft report for presentation and consideration at the CBD Business and Biodiversity Platform meeting, CBD COP13, Mexico, December 2016
Collaborator Contribution Received my draft report and presentation on 1 December 2016
Impact 1) draft report "International biodiversity targets and their relevance to business - DRAFT technical paper for comment at the CBD Global Partnership meeting" 2) presentation to the CBD Business and Biodiversity Platform meeting, CBD COP13, Mexico, 1 December 2016 Summary: I was invited to prepare a report (co-authored with Joe Bull, Francis Vorheis and EJ Milner-Gulland) and present the outcomes of this report to the CBD Global Business and Biodiversity Platform meeting at the Convention for Biological Diversity conference of parties in December 2016. I presented this work to a select group (invite only) of around 30 Business and Biodiversity group representatives from 15 counties.
Start Year 2016
 
Description The future of corporate biodiversity accounting and disclosure. A live project run at the Conservation Optimism Summit, London 
Organisation Balfour Beatty
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The aim of this project was to raise awareness of the mainstreaming biodiversity in the private sector agenda, and to help connect conservation scientists with businesses. Our session focused on biodiversity accounting (e.g., the development of biodiversity metrics for business) and disclosure (e.g., communicating biodiversity performance in corporate social responsibility reports). This session brought together 12 panel members to share the latest research and best practice examples of business' involvement in biodiversity conservation.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributed to a 1 hour panel discussion and audience Q&A
Impact A three-part video series on the outcomes of the Business & Biodiversity session can be found here: Part 1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6oZyfQzdS4&t=57s); Part 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHmf4UK_eBM&t=184s); Part 3 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUMkb4DZRjw).
Start Year 2017
 
Description The future of corporate biodiversity accounting and disclosure. A live project run at the Conservation Optimism Summit, London 
Organisation Earthmind
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The aim of this project was to raise awareness of the mainstreaming biodiversity in the private sector agenda, and to help connect conservation scientists with businesses. Our session focused on biodiversity accounting (e.g., the development of biodiversity metrics for business) and disclosure (e.g., communicating biodiversity performance in corporate social responsibility reports). This session brought together 12 panel members to share the latest research and best practice examples of business' involvement in biodiversity conservation.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributed to a 1 hour panel discussion and audience Q&A
Impact A three-part video series on the outcomes of the Business & Biodiversity session can be found here: Part 1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6oZyfQzdS4&t=57s); Part 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHmf4UK_eBM&t=184s); Part 3 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUMkb4DZRjw).
Start Year 2017
 
Description The future of corporate biodiversity accounting and disclosure. A live project run at the Conservation Optimism Summit, London 
Organisation Fauna & Flora International
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The aim of this project was to raise awareness of the mainstreaming biodiversity in the private sector agenda, and to help connect conservation scientists with businesses. Our session focused on biodiversity accounting (e.g., the development of biodiversity metrics for business) and disclosure (e.g., communicating biodiversity performance in corporate social responsibility reports). This session brought together 12 panel members to share the latest research and best practice examples of business' involvement in biodiversity conservation.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributed to a 1 hour panel discussion and audience Q&A
Impact A three-part video series on the outcomes of the Business & Biodiversity session can be found here: Part 1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6oZyfQzdS4&t=57s); Part 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHmf4UK_eBM&t=184s); Part 3 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUMkb4DZRjw).
Start Year 2017
 
Description The future of corporate biodiversity accounting and disclosure. A live project run at the Conservation Optimism Summit, London 
Organisation International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The aim of this project was to raise awareness of the mainstreaming biodiversity in the private sector agenda, and to help connect conservation scientists with businesses. Our session focused on biodiversity accounting (e.g., the development of biodiversity metrics for business) and disclosure (e.g., communicating biodiversity performance in corporate social responsibility reports). This session brought together 12 panel members to share the latest research and best practice examples of business' involvement in biodiversity conservation.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributed to a 1 hour panel discussion and audience Q&A
Impact A three-part video series on the outcomes of the Business & Biodiversity session can be found here: Part 1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6oZyfQzdS4&t=57s); Part 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHmf4UK_eBM&t=184s); Part 3 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUMkb4DZRjw).
Start Year 2017
 
Description The future of corporate biodiversity accounting and disclosure. A live project run at the Conservation Optimism Summit, London 
Organisation Kering S.A
PI Contribution The aim of this project was to raise awareness of the mainstreaming biodiversity in the private sector agenda, and to help connect conservation scientists with businesses. Our session focused on biodiversity accounting (e.g., the development of biodiversity metrics for business) and disclosure (e.g., communicating biodiversity performance in corporate social responsibility reports). This session brought together 12 panel members to share the latest research and best practice examples of business' involvement in biodiversity conservation.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributed to a 1 hour panel discussion and audience Q&A
Impact A three-part video series on the outcomes of the Business & Biodiversity session can be found here: Part 1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6oZyfQzdS4&t=57s); Part 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHmf4UK_eBM&t=184s); Part 3 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUMkb4DZRjw).
Start Year 2017
 
Description The future of corporate biodiversity accounting and disclosure. A live project run at the Conservation Optimism Summit, London 
Organisation Luc Hoffman Institute
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The aim of this project was to raise awareness of the mainstreaming biodiversity in the private sector agenda, and to help connect conservation scientists with businesses. Our session focused on biodiversity accounting (e.g., the development of biodiversity metrics for business) and disclosure (e.g., communicating biodiversity performance in corporate social responsibility reports). This session brought together 12 panel members to share the latest research and best practice examples of business' involvement in biodiversity conservation.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributed to a 1 hour panel discussion and audience Q&A
Impact A three-part video series on the outcomes of the Business & Biodiversity session can be found here: Part 1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6oZyfQzdS4&t=57s); Part 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHmf4UK_eBM&t=184s); Part 3 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUMkb4DZRjw).
Start Year 2017
 
Description The future of corporate biodiversity accounting and disclosure. A live project run at the Conservation Optimism Summit, London 
Organisation Natural Capital Coalition
PI Contribution The aim of this project was to raise awareness of the mainstreaming biodiversity in the private sector agenda, and to help connect conservation scientists with businesses. Our session focused on biodiversity accounting (e.g., the development of biodiversity metrics for business) and disclosure (e.g., communicating biodiversity performance in corporate social responsibility reports). This session brought together 12 panel members to share the latest research and best practice examples of business' involvement in biodiversity conservation.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributed to a 1 hour panel discussion and audience Q&A
Impact A three-part video series on the outcomes of the Business & Biodiversity session can be found here: Part 1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6oZyfQzdS4&t=57s); Part 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHmf4UK_eBM&t=184s); Part 3 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUMkb4DZRjw).
Start Year 2017
 
Description The future of corporate biodiversity accounting and disclosure. A live project run at the Conservation Optimism Summit, London 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The aim of this project was to raise awareness of the mainstreaming biodiversity in the private sector agenda, and to help connect conservation scientists with businesses. Our session focused on biodiversity accounting (e.g., the development of biodiversity metrics for business) and disclosure (e.g., communicating biodiversity performance in corporate social responsibility reports). This session brought together 12 panel members to share the latest research and best practice examples of business' involvement in biodiversity conservation.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributed to a 1 hour panel discussion and audience Q&A
Impact A three-part video series on the outcomes of the Business & Biodiversity session can be found here: Part 1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6oZyfQzdS4&t=57s); Part 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHmf4UK_eBM&t=184s); Part 3 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUMkb4DZRjw).
Start Year 2017
 
Description The future of corporate biodiversity accounting and disclosure. A live project run at the Conservation Optimism Summit, London 
Organisation The B Team
PI Contribution The aim of this project was to raise awareness of the mainstreaming biodiversity in the private sector agenda, and to help connect conservation scientists with businesses. Our session focused on biodiversity accounting (e.g., the development of biodiversity metrics for business) and disclosure (e.g., communicating biodiversity performance in corporate social responsibility reports). This session brought together 12 panel members to share the latest research and best practice examples of business' involvement in biodiversity conservation.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributed to a 1 hour panel discussion and audience Q&A
Impact A three-part video series on the outcomes of the Business & Biodiversity session can be found here: Part 1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6oZyfQzdS4&t=57s); Part 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHmf4UK_eBM&t=184s); Part 3 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUMkb4DZRjw).
Start Year 2017
 
Description The future of corporate biodiversity accounting and disclosure. A live project run at the Conservation Optimism Summit, London 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Conservation Research Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The aim of this project was to raise awareness of the mainstreaming biodiversity in the private sector agenda, and to help connect conservation scientists with businesses. Our session focused on biodiversity accounting (e.g., the development of biodiversity metrics for business) and disclosure (e.g., communicating biodiversity performance in corporate social responsibility reports). This session brought together 12 panel members to share the latest research and best practice examples of business' involvement in biodiversity conservation.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributed to a 1 hour panel discussion and audience Q&A
Impact A three-part video series on the outcomes of the Business & Biodiversity session can be found here: Part 1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6oZyfQzdS4&t=57s); Part 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHmf4UK_eBM&t=184s); Part 3 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUMkb4DZRjw).
Start Year 2017
 
Description The future of corporate biodiversity accounting and disclosure. A live project run at the Conservation Optimism Summit, London 
Organisation Zoological Society of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution The aim of this project was to raise awareness of the mainstreaming biodiversity in the private sector agenda, and to help connect conservation scientists with businesses. Our session focused on biodiversity accounting (e.g., the development of biodiversity metrics for business) and disclosure (e.g., communicating biodiversity performance in corporate social responsibility reports). This session brought together 12 panel members to share the latest research and best practice examples of business' involvement in biodiversity conservation.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributed to a 1 hour panel discussion and audience Q&A
Impact A three-part video series on the outcomes of the Business & Biodiversity session can be found here: Part 1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6oZyfQzdS4&t=57s); Part 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHmf4UK_eBM&t=184s); Part 3 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUMkb4DZRjw).
Start Year 2017
 
Description "How conservation science can help progress corporate biodiversity accounting", October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact "How conservation science can help progress corporate biodiversity accounting", October 2017. Distributed through my network prior to the EU Business and Biodiversity conference. Available online: https://www.iccs.org.uk/node/681
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description "Towards Policy-Relevant Ecology" keynote presentation at the Norwegian Ecological Society conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Prue was invited as a keynote speaker to the NØF 2019 conference "Towards Policy-Relevant Ecology" in Tromsø, Norway. During this presentation she shared her career journey, starting off as a marine ecologist and moving much more towards the applied side of science, to give her research the best chance at generating real world impact. Prue shared her experience of undertaking Knowledge Exchange and Research Impact work, particularly to help early career researchers wanting to enter into this emerging field of applied research across the science-policy-practice interface.
You can read more about this in an interview: https://ecologyforthemasses.com/2019/02/21/prue-addison-integrating-sustainability-into-business/
You can find Prue's presentation slides here: https://lnkd.in/gzuUN5H
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description "When Science Changes Society: When and How Research has Impact", Australian National University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prue was an invited panel member for the public seminar on knowledge exchange and impact "When Science Changes Society: When and How Research has Impact". The panel discussed:
* Professor Mark Reed (University of Newcastle, UK: Turning ideas from research into real-world impacts
* Dr Prue Addison (University of Oxford, UK): Academic - Business partnerships to tackle environmental challenges
* Dr Carina Wyborn (Luc Hoffmann Institute, USA): Co-producing conservation outcomes? Does the reality live up to the rhetoric?
* Professor Mark Howden (ANU Climate Change Institute, Australia): The ethics of working at the science-policy interface: lessons from climate change
* Dr Anthony Boxshall (Science Into Action, Australia): Science in Government: what to look for under the bonnet
More details here: www.anu.edu.au/events/when-science-changes-society-when-and-how-research-has-impact
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Biodiversity Workshop at the University of Oxford, 6 December 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Role: Workshop co-organiser and facilitator for Oxford University Estates
Details: The purpose of this workshop was to determine an agreed upon list of biodiversity priorities for action across the Oxford University Estate. This workshop brought together 23 biodiversity experts, parks and college managers, and estate managers to discuss the Oxford University community's biodiversity priorities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Biodiversity and Business Linkages conference, University of Exeter & Zoological Society of London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact March 2018 - Biodiversity and Business Linkages conference, University of Exeter & Zoological Society of London
Prue was an invited speaker at the Biodiversity and Business Linkages conference, along with an impressive line up of the world's leading experts from academia and industry to discuss the latest developments business & biodiversity, and natural capital thinking. This conference was organised by Dr Nibu Mukherjee, from the University of Exeter. It was a fantastic day getting together people who represent business, civil society & academia to discuss the science, policy and practice of integrating biodiversity into business decision-making. Prue's presentation on the relevance of conservation science to businesses thinking about biodiversity, is now available here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56V87yFO5qQ&feature=youtu.be
Participants: 20 business reps; 30 conservation reps
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Blog: Early career research & conservation impact August 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Introducing the idea of knowledge exchange to early career researchers as a way to achieve impact. Intended audience: Scientists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.iccs.org.uk/early-career-research-conservation-impact/
 
Description Blog: Is no net loss of #marine #biodiversity feasible? June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Review of the report released by UNEP-WCMC on achieving no net loss of marine biodiversity, also introducing the session that I was going to present in at the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania conference in Brisbane in July. Intended audience: Scientists, NGOs and businesses
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://prueaddison.wordpress.com/2016/06/17/is-no-net-loss-of-marine-biodiversity-feasible/
 
Description Blog: Knowledge Exchange @ ICCS, May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Introducing my KE fellowship and the work I will be doing with business. Intended audience: Scientists, NGOs and businesses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://prueaddison.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/knowledge-exchange-iccs/
 
Description Blog: Top tips for starting a new research topic: systematic quantitative literature reviews, March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Advice for researchers commencing a literature review. Intended audience: scientists (PhD students and early career researchers).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.iccs.org.uk/blog/top-tips-starting-new-research-topic-systematic-quantitative-literature-...
 
Description Blog: Valuing Nature Business Impact School - bringing scientists and businesses together, March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Reflections from my experience attending the VNBIS, and why businesses are starting to take notice and account for their impacts on nature. Intended audience: Scientists (PhD students and early career researchers).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://prueaddison.wordpress.com/2016/03/14/valuing-nature-business-impact-school-bringing-scientis...
 
Description Co-facilitator of "A Collaborative Platform for Making Change" workshops in 2016 and 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Co-facilitator of "A Collaborative Platform for Making Change: Scaling up actions for biodiversity conservation" workshops in 2016 & 2018
Workshop reports:
https://www.unep-wcmc.org/resources-and-data/making-change-final-report
https://www.cbd.int/doc/c/9b08/d19e/1fbeec1724642fe73810e71f/cop-14-inf-31-en.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2018
 
Description Co-facilitator of the "marine no net loss of biodiversity" session within the Interdisciplinary Conservation Network Workshop in Oxford in June 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Co-facilitator of the "marine no net loss of biodiversity" session within the Interdisciplinary Conservation Network Workshop in Oxford in June. Output: paper led by Will Arlidge (I am a co-author) in review.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conservation Optimism, April 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Role: Convener and panel facilitator
Summary: The Conservation Optimism summit played host to a very special session in London, which brought together representatives from business, NGOs and universities to discuss the emerging field of business & biodiversity. Our session focused on biodiversity accounting (e.g., the development of biodiversity metrics for business) and disclosure (e.g., communicating biodiversity performance in corporate social responsibility reports). Our session involved a panel discussion with 12 members representing businesses, finance, NGOs and academia. Our session drew a full house of approximately 100 conservation science and practitioner conference delegates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conservation decision support tools workshop, Cambridge, May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Role: invited conservation expert
Details: Conservation scientists and modellers convened in Cambridge in May to discuss the development and use of decision support tools in conservation, and ways to improve user-centred design. This workshop was led by David Rose and Rebecca Robertson, and included approximately 30 participants. I was an invited panelist and spoke about her role as a Knowledge Exchange fellow in translating scientific evidence to ensure it is fit for purpose and ready for use by businesses. Workshop paper: https://riojournal.com/articles.php?id=21074
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://riojournal.com/articles.php?id=21074
 
Description Convention for Biological Diversity COP13 Business and Biodiversity Forum, Mexico, December 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited presentation "International biodiversity targets and their relevance to business" at the CBD Global Business and Biodiversity Partnership meeting (at the CBD Business and Biodiversity Forum)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Copenhagen University Guest Lecture, Copenhagen, May 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited presentation "Structured decision-making to address conservation challenges"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description EU Business and Biodiversity conference, 4-5 October, Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Role: invited conservation expert, session co-facilitator, and panel moderator
Details: I attended the EU B@B Platform annual conference, which brought together 150 international company representatives and experts from more than 20 countries to discuss aspects of implementing natural capital and biodiversity in their day-to-day business activities. I helped co-facilitate the session on "setting a corporate biodiversity ambition level" and also moderated a great final panel discussion on 'What can public and private players do to create the enabling conditions for fostering a system change? '. Through these roles I was able to share insights from conservation science that can help businesses begin to think critically about their ambition for minimizing impacts on biodiversity and contribute to global efforts to conserve biodiversity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Expanded LinkedIn connections throughout 2016 and 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Grown my network to over 500 people in 2016, including new colleagues, collaborators and professional acquaintances from business, NGOs, government and academia. Re-posted my KE@ICCS blogs on LinkedIn to ensure greatest reach to the business side of my network in particular. e.g.:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/reflections-from-valuing-nature-business-impact-school-prue-addison
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/knowledge-exchange-iccs-prue-addison
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/net-loss-marine-biodiversity-feasible-prue-addison
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/new-insights-from-conservation-practitioners-decision-prue-addison
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/early-career-research-conservation-impact-prue-addison
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/prueaddison/
 
Description Expanded Twitter followers and tweet activity throughout 2016 and 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Grown my following to over 800 people, to include new colleagues, collaborators and professional acquaintances from academia, NGOs, government and businesses. Including hundreds of tweets posted over the 2016-2017 reporting period.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://twitter.com/prueaddison
 
Description Expert workshop on "The ethics of conducting research in controversial areas of conservation: what role do scientists play?" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop context: The mere act of carrying out academic research on a controversial topic - no matter how objective we endeavor our research to be - can have profound ethical implications. We discuss the ethical challenges that researchers in conservation science can often face, by exploring case studies from one of the most hotly debated contemporary conservation interventions: biodiversity offsetting. We discussed three critical areas where conservation scientists can encounter ethical challenges: 1) involvement (or lack thereof) in different research topics, 2) the implications of our choice of methodological approaches, 3) the influence of research outcomes on conservation policy and practice (see more details on page 3). By drawing on concepts from a variety of disciplines such as ethics, psychology, philosophy, and social science, we suggest ways that can assist conservation scientists navigate their way through considering the ethical implications of conducting research in controversial areas of conservation.

Workshop participants: Prue Addison, University of Oxford; Sarah Bekessy, RMIT; Martine Maron, University of Queensland; Will Arlidge, University of Oxford (remote involvement); Guy Dutson, Biodiversity Solutions & Deakin University; Megan Evans, Australian National University; Georgia Garrard, RMIT; Ascelin Gordon, RMIT; Joe Bull, University of Copenhagen (remote involvement); Fiona Fidler, University of Melbourne; E.J. Milner-Gulland, University of Oxford (remote involvement); Nicki Schumway, University of Queensland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Guest lecture at the CSIRO and University of Tasmania, Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Prue was delivered a guest lecture on her recently published research "Advancing corporate biodiversity accountability - insights from conservation science". This was a great opportunity to re-connect with the Australian marine science community and discuss implications of this research for ocean-based industries, like seafood, shipping and extractives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International Congress for Conservation Biology, Colombia, July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Role: Session convener and presenter
Dr Joe Bull and I hosted a special symposium at ICCB on "Developing the scientific basis that enables businesses to support biodiversity conservation". This symposium included five presentations from business and biodiversity practitioners and academics. I presented on my insights as a NERC KE Fellow on "Engaging with business to revolutionize biodiversity conservation". Our session drew a full house of approximately 150 conservation science and practitioner conference delegates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description International Marine Conservation Congress, Malaysia "From science to evidence - innovative uses of biodiversity indicators for effective marine policy and conservation" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prue attended IMCC5, and presented in the symposium "From science to evidence - innovative uses of biodiversity indicators for effective marine policy and conservation". Prue presented her research on decision triggers and biodiversity indicators for conservation management. This was a great session, with lots of very applied and relevant research presented around the topic of developing and using fit-for-purpose indicators for marine policy and management. The presenters of this symposium are now preparing a peer-review paper to share the outcomes of the symposium.
Presenters - 7 from marine policy, 3 from academia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description KE@ICCS Brief Science Note May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact An introductory briefing note was developed in May 2016 to distribute to my business partners and other interested parties to promote my NERC KE fellowship and provide more background information about how I will be assisting businesses incorporate biodiversity into their strategic direction and day-to-day operations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.iccs.org.uk/sites/www.iccs.org.uk/files/2017-01/Intro-to-KE_ICCS_1.pdf
 
Description KE@ICCS Brief Science Note October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A briefing note prepared after the World Conservation Congress in October 2016 about taking business commitment to nature conservation beyond the crossroads.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.iccs.org.uk/sites/www.iccs.org.uk/files/2017-01/KE%40ICCS-Science-Brief-Oct-2016_final_1....
 
Description KE@ICCS website activity 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Monthly updates of Current Activities and Current Projects webpages to keep my network informed of what I'm up to. https://www.iccs.org.uk/content/current-activities; https://www.iccs.org.uk/content/working-business-applying-conservation-science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018,2019
 
Description Kering biodiversity metrics workshop 15-16 June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Role: invited conservation expert
Details: I attend the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership and Kering biodiversity metric workshop, which included approximately 30 participants who represented biodiversity indicator experts, conservation scientists and business representatives interested in the development of the CISL and Kering biodiversity metric. Workshop report: http://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/business-action/natural-resource-security/natural-capital-impact-group/news/new-research-business-need-natural-capital-metrics?utm_source=The%20University%20of%20Cambridge%20Programme%20for%20Sustainability%20Leadership&u
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Kering biodiversity metrics workshop May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Role: invited conservation expert
Details: I attend the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership and Kering biodiversity metric workshop, which included approximately 30 participants who represented biodiversity indicator experts and conservation scientists, who provided advice about the metric developed to date.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Keynote address at the launch of Synchronicity Earth's Fabric of Life series, London, U.K. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prue was an invited speaker at the launch of Synchronicity Earth's Fabric of Life series in London on the 17th of October. Prue presented an overview of the science behind biodiversity loss and the fashion industry. This was a wonderful event, attended by over 100 people who work in the fashion industry and are passionate about improving the sustainability and environmental accountability of the fashion industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Knowledge Exchange practice at the University of Oxford workshop, June and November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Alice Purkiss (Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate, University of Oxford & The National Trust) and I co-facilitated two workshops that brought together Knowledge Exchange practitioners from different departments across the University of Oxford - that is those actively running projects that focus on the transfer of research beyond academic boundaries to benefit society, policy and practice. During the workshops, participants had an opportunity to network, share learnings, and define what effective practice of knowledge exchange looks like across disciplines at the University of Oxford. These workshops marked the start of a KE practitioners network at the University of Oxford.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LinkedIn Blogs - outreach to my business network 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact "Valuing Nature Placement Opportunity: Analysis of international biodiversity targets to understand and maximize their relevance to the private sector", August 2017: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/valuing-nature-placement-opportunity-analysis-targets-prue-addison/

"Business & Biodiversity session at the International Congress for Conservation Biology, Colombia", July 2017: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/business-biodiversity-session-international-congress-biology-addison/

"The future of corporate biodiversity accounting and disclosure at the Conservation Optimism Summit", June 2017: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/future-corporate-biodiversity-accounting-disclosure-optimism-addison-1/

"International Day of Biological Diversity: Celebrating the great research from the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science", May 2017: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/international-day-biological-diversity-celebrating-great-prue-addison/

"What needs to change to undertake quantitative assessment of biodiversity outcomes in protected areas", May 2017: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-needs-change-undertake-quantitative-assessment-outcomes-addison/

"Insights from conservation practitioners on decision triggers for evidence-based management", April 2017: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/insights-from-conservation-practitioners-decision-triggers-addison/

"The future of corporate biodiversity accounting and disclosure", April 2017: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/future-corporate-biodiversity-accounting-disclosure-optimism-addison/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NERC Planet Earth Magazine Article July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Natural Environment Research Council Planet Earth magazine has just been released, and it's all about biodiversity! This magazine is full of interesting articles about what biodiversity is, and illustrates some current NERC research on biodiversity. It also features some NERC Knowledge Exchange fellowship work, which is helping connect biodiversity research to address businesses challenges. Check out the full magazine here or the article on Making Clean Growth Happen, which features my work to help multi-national businesses understand and minimise their impacts on biodiversity. Link to magazine article: http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/publications/planetearth/sprsum17-clean/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Natural Capital Week, Paris 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prue attended the Natural Capital week in Paris including the final BBOP conference, Natural Capital Coalition collaboration day, and the Business & Biodiversity | Roadmaps to Positive Impact conference. During the final day (the EUB@B conference), Prue presented the outcomes of her research with the IUCN Business and Biodiversity programme on 'The development and use of biodiversity indicators in business'. This research was well received by an audience of representatives from business, NGO, government and academia with an interest in biodiversity indicators / metrics. Prue's presentation is available on the EUB@B website, and a longer (25min) version of the presentation is available in webinar format here:
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/biodiversity/business/annual-conference/annual-conference-2018/index_en.htm
https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/3943186642565309698%3E
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Net Gain conference, London 24 May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Role: Panel member
Details: I attended the Net Gain conference, and was joined by around 100 delegates who represented businesses, finance, NGOs and academia. I was an invited panel member for the closing discussion at the conference, to raise awareness of the field of conservation science and the approaches available that could help tackle some of businesses challenges associated with biodiversity measurement and reporting. A summary of the conference is here, which includes reference to the panel discussion that I was part of (Session 4 'where do we go from here?).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/conference-summary-impact-approaches-bringing-strands-spurgeon/
 
Description New Accounting for the Management of Ecosystems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Role: invited conservation expert and presenter
Details: I presented my research on marine monitoring, evaluating and reporting, and conservation decision-making, to illustrate how conservation science can help businesses wanting to account for their biodiversity performance. This workshop brought together around 20 conservation scientists and social and environmental accounting researchers, to explore ways to collaborate on innovative ecosystem accounting approaches. A manuscript with key messages from the workshop has been submitted to Conservation Biology for peer-review.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Participated in the World Business Council for Sustainable Development "Mainstreaming business biodiversity measurement, valuation and reporting" workshop in Geneva in June 2016. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Participated in the World Business Council for Sustainable Development "Mainstreaming business biodiversity measurement, valuation and reporting" workshop in Geneva in June 2016. I was an invited attendee in a closed workshop with WBCSD business members and invited biodiversity experts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participated in the workshop on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Corporate Natural Capital Accounting (organised by Kering & Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership), Cambridge in June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Participated in the workshop on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Corporate Natural Capital Accounting (organised by Kering & Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership), Cambridge in June 2016. Attendee in a closed workshop with business reps from multiple sectors and invited biodiversity experts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Social media outreach 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I have been active on twitter and LinkedIn to stay connected with my conservation science colleagues and business colleagues. The international reach of my social media activity is international, and to well over 1000 people (630 followers on LinkedIn, 1094 followers on Twitter).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Society for Conservation Biology Oceania conference, Brisbane, July 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited presentation "Lessons from businesses working to achieve corporate level NNL of biodiversity"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description UN WCMC biodiversity indicators for extractive companies workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact UNEP WCMC Biodiversity Indicators for Extractive Companies Workshop
Prue was an invited expert who attended the UN WCMC biodiversity indicators for extractive companies workshop in London. This workshop included biodiversity indicator experts, conservation practitioners, consultants and business representatives from the IPIECA and the Proteus Group. The focus of the workshop was to discuss the draft methodology being developed by the UNEP WCMC for aggregating biodiversity impact and performance data to provide an indicator of biodiversity performance at corporate level. The next step that needs to be taken will need to be a bold step from businesses: to invest in a sector-level project to develop and test biodiversity indicators that can address the increasing need for corporate biodiversity performance.
Participants: 17 business reps; 12 conservation reps
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description WCMC biodiversity metrics workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Role: invited conservation expert
Details: I attended the UN WCMC biodiversity indicators workshop, which included approximately 40 participants who were biodiversity indicator experts, conservation scientists, consultants and business representatives from the Proteus Partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Webinar - Clarifying the spectrum of biodiversity indicator applications for business 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Following a successful collaborative effort between the IUCN and the University of Oxford, we released our paper on the development and use of biodiversity indicators is now available online. This paper was presented at the 'Business & biodiversity: roadmaps to positive impact' conference in Paris. We also delivered a webinar to summarise the outcomes of this partnership and the report to an audience of 46 representatives from business, academia and civil society groups.

Ultimately this translational research is designed to support positive biodiversity outcomes through the application of science-based and precautionary methods to manage biodiversity.

Webinar: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/3943186642565309698%3E
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Website developed: KE@ICCS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Website developed to outline the work I am doing though Knowledge Exchange @ Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science (KE@ICCS) and my collaborators including pages:
Who we are: http://www.iccs.org.uk/content/who-we-are/
Working With Business & Applying Conservation Science: http://www.iccs.org.uk/content/working-business-applying-conservation-science
Current activities: http://www.iccs.org.uk/content/current-activities
KE@ICCS Brief Science Series: http://www.iccs.org.uk/node/681
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.iccs.org.uk/content/knowledge-exchange
 
Description Workshop - Accounting for biodiversity: how to build biodiversity into corporate natural capital accounting and reporting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The University of Oxford, with the support of the ICAEW's Charitable Trusts and the Natural Capital Coalition, hosted a workshop on the 16th and 17th July to explore whether and how biodiversity can be integrated more comprehensively into corporate-level accounting and reporting. This workshop brought together 17 participants with technical expertise across a variety of disciplines including accounting, sustainability, auditing, environmental economics, and conservation science. This topic is a complex one, which requires an in-depth understanding of the market forces that drive corporate accounting and reporting, the current status of non-financial accounting and reporting systems, an understanding of natural capital approaches to help value the living environment, and an understanding of biodiversity measurement and management. Participants engaged in enthusiastic and lively discussions around why accounting and reporting approaches are well defined in some areas (e.g. for finance and carbon), whilst other critical aspects of the natural environment, such as biodiversity, corporate accounting and reporting approaches are yet to be fully developed. Workshop report: https://prueaddison.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/biodiversity-and-corporate-accounting-and-reporting-workshop-report.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop - Building the capacity of EU early career marine researchers to operate effectively at the science-policy-society interface 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Network of Early Career Scientists of the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR) project, together with the EU project EKLIPSE and the MarCons COST Action, held a workshop to equip EU-based early career marine scientists and final stage PhD students with the practical knowledge, skills and tools that are needed to operate more effectively at the science-policy-society interface. Prue was a lecturer at this workshop, along with Chris Cvitanovic, Peter Mackelworth, Marie Löf, and Albert Norström. This workshop was attended by 28 enthusiastic ECRs, where we covered an incredibly full program of talks and practical sessions helping equip participants with tools and skills to help bridge the science-policy interface.

More here: http://www.imber.info/events/early-career-network/building-the-capacity-of-eu-early-career-marine-researchers-to-operate-effectively-at-the-science-policy-society-interface
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop - Clarifying the spectrum of biodiversity indicator applications for business 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The IUCN and University of Oxford hosted a workshop on the 7th of September 2018 in Oxford to convene a small group of conservation and environmental scientists to help communicate the science behind indicator development to the private sector. This workshop was part of the first phase of the IUCN and Oxford University project designed to provide guidance for businesses on how to identify or develop robust and relevant biodiversity indicators for different business applications.
This workshop brought together 12 scientists to discuss the wealth of academic research and practice that has been undertaken over many decades, and translate the science, tools and tips in order to support businesses in their development and use of biodiversity indicators. The aim of this workshop was to develop a proof of concept: that the wealth of academic research and practice on biodiversity indicator development is directly relevant to businesses who are seeking to identify or develop biodiversity indicators. The report from this workshop is available here: https://prueaddison.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/iucn-oxford-biodiversity-indicators-for-business-workshop-report_final.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description World Conservation Congress, Hawaii, September 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited presentation "Managing for successful engagements: an academic perspective" in the session "Multi-stakeholder dialogue on corporate biodiversity measurement and reporting"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016