Presentation of the Nature Positive Initiative and Launch of the Nature Positive Forum


Saturday, December 9th, 2023
17:15 - 18:30

After a successful launch of the Nature Positive Initiative in New York, a whole-of-society approach and alignment among governments, businesses, financial institutions and civil society around a common definition of ‘Nature Positive’ as well as actions at different scales will be necessary to deliver the Nature Positive goal. The Nature Positive Initiative is therefore launching a diverse and inclusive Forum, with the purpose of aligning and coordinating our efforts to support a nature-positive outcome, and welcomes members from a variety of sectors, including from environment NGOs, private sector coalitions and actors, development and humanitarian organisations, and many more.

This will be an ‘informal’ reception to launch the Forum and to offer the opportunity to learn about the Nature Positive Initiative first hand from the organizations of the core/founding group.


  • Laura Donelly, Director, Nature, BSR (Sustainable Business Network and Consultancy)
  • Nell Miles, Ambassador Coordinator, Nature Positive Universities Initiative
  • Aik Hoe Lim, Director, Trade and Environment Division, WTO
  • Eva Zabey, CEO, Business for Nature
  • Marco Lambertini, Convener, Nature Positive Initiative
  • Shakil Karim, Climate Advocacy Specialist, World YMCA
  • Sarah Nelson, Global Lead, Nature & Biodiversity, KPMG International
  • Ani Dasgupta, President and CEO, World Resources Institute