The Mirpuri Foundation participated in the online event “Building Business Resilience: How collective leadership will reverse nature loss”, the first major global leadership event to discuss nature in a world rethinking how to emerge from the crisis of a pandemic.

Organized by World Economic Forum, WBCSD, ICC, UN Global Compact, IUCN, and Business for Nature, the virtual event brought together inspiring business and world leaders to explore nature as part of the decision-making.

Hosted by Paul Polman, Co-founder and Chair of IMAGINE and Tian Wei, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and news anchor, guest speakers included Thomas Buberl, CEO of AXA, Shinta W. Kamdani, CEO of Sintesa Group, Roberto Marques, CEO of Natura &Co, Guo Guangchang, Chairman Fosun International, Alan Jope, CEO of Unilever, and Emmanuel Faber, CEO of Danone.

They explained how businesses are acting to protect, restore and sustainably use nature, and how this can strengthen business resilience. They shared their experience taking action and making commitments to strengthen business resilience. Collective leadership is needed to reverse nature loss in this decade.

In what should have been biodiversity’s super year, we were presented with a new challenge. In this high-level event for leaders all over the world, participants were able to reflect on the lessons learned from Covid-19 and hear from global experts, such as Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Co-Chair of the Global Commission for the Economy and Climate and Special Envoy to Mobilize International Economic Support for Continental Fight Against COVID-19, Joaquim Levy, Fellow of Steyer Taylor Institute at Stanford University, Former Minister of Finance of Brazil, Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.

Over half the world’s GDP is at moderate or severe risk from nature loss. Businesses must act now, building healthy societies. So now is the moment to act, to emerge from this crisis with the right decisions in order to reverse nature loss in this decade, as nature is everyone’s business.