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The Economics Behind Biodiversity Series: Workshop

Date & time
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

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This event is free




About the Event

Building on acquired knowledge in the Biodiversity Training Sessions, participants of this workshop will work in groups on a fictitious case study and receive feedback and guidance from the industry expert leading the case.

A knowledge gap exists within the investment community about how to manage the risks and opportunities associated with biodiversity conservation. This leaves investors, including those that already integrate ESG issues into their investment decisions, vulnerable to a magnitude of risks.

In this presentation, the Karner Blue Capital team will explain the importance of incorporating biodiversity risk into the stock evaluation process and how to make informed investment decisions around this topic. The agenda for this event are:

·      Spotlight the biodiversity risks associated with the Metals & Mining industry, one of KBC’s biodiversity impact industries

·      Conduct an industry case study for a Metals & Mining company by highlighting the Key Performance Indicators that showcase how the company is reshaping the industry standard for a biodiversity leader.

Reasons to attend

  • Apply acquired knowledge acquired during the training session to a case study 
  • Discover challenges and questions that could be faced when implementing a strategy that puts biodiversity risks and opportunities at the forefront 


  • Attendees of the Economics Behind Biodiversity Series: Pricing Biodiversity Loss Impacts training session 

  • Individuals with a good fundamental understanding of the topic

About the Speakers

Vicki Benjamin is Co-Founder and CEO of Karner Blue Capital, a socially responsible investment firm building innovative investment strategies dedicated to protecting the planet’s biodiversity, fostering environmental stewardship, and improving animal welfare around the globe. As CEO, she helps investors drive portfolios of change, providing timely thought leadership, utilizing Karner Blue’s research platform to identify companies that are leading the transformation towards sustainability and offering investors an opportunity to invest in the companies of tomorrow—today.

With over 25 years of experience in the financial sector, Vicki has long worked at the intersection of finance and environmental sustainability, growing her passion for using finance to solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental and social issues. Prior to co-founding Karner Blue Capital in 2018, she led Calvert Investments, one of the largest responsible investment companies in the United States, first as chief operating officer, then as President and acted as a Senior Partner at KPMG International, one of the world’s Big Four accounting organizations.

Vicki received her bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire and an M.B.A from Bentley University McCallum Graduate School of Business. She currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland with her two daughters and her dogs.

Be part of the Economics Behind Biodiversity Series — Workshop! 

Series Overview

According to the United Nations, biodiversity is the backbone of the world’s economy. Businesses must acknowledge their impact and dependency on biological diversity and ecosystem services. Achieving the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity provides opportunities for businesses, and in doing so, better positions them to exploit those opportunities and avoid risks.

Aggregated Resources

Metals and Mining Industry Report

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