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2017 Natural Capital Symposium

March 20, 2017 @ 8:00 am - March 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Please join us for the 2017 Natural Capital Symposium at Stanford University from March 20-23, 2017. Featuring keynote speakers Carter Roberts, President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund, and Mark Tercek, President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, this event is a major convening of leaders advancing the science and practice of incorporating nature’s diverse values into decisions. Interactive sessions throughout the symposium will focus on five central themes: sustainable development planning, securing freshwater, fostering resilient coastal communities, developing sustainable cities, and creating standards for the private sector.

Last year’s symposium drew nearly 300 people from 32 countries, representing universities, NGOs, businesses, governments, and other institutions. We heard from over 100 presenters about advances in the science, the development of tools, and how natural capital understanding is being used to inform decisions around the world.

More information about the 2017 Natural Capital Symposium can be found here, with event registration online here. Please come join us and others within the ecosystem services community—this event is a chance to exchange ideas, swap stories, advance science, and spend time with thought-leaders and practitioners accounting for nature’s contributions to society to make smarter decisions for a more sustainable future.

Sponsored and Organized by:
The Natural Capital Project (NatCap) is a partnership of two world-class academic institutions, the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment and Stanford University, and two of the world’s largest NGOs, The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund.


March 20, 2017 @ 8:00 am
March 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


Stanford University
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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