Webinar: The economics of biodiversity

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Following publication of the influential 'Dasgupta Review' in February this year, we are delighted to bring together this panel to discuss the implications and opportunities of 'The Economics of Biodiversity' for organisations across the sectors, with the Review Team Lead at HM Treasury, Sandy Sheard.

Join us for your opportunity to:

  • Learn more about the review’s recommendations to protect biodiversity, and in turn the resilience of natural resources upon which we all depend.
  • Discuss how organisations can collaborate to drive transformative change in thinking around biodiversity, and it’s connection to prosperity.
  • Pose your questions to our expert panel.


  • Sandy Sheard

    Head of the independent Dasgupta Review Team

    HM Treasury

    Sandy is a Deputy Director with HM Treasury, the UK’s economic and finance ministry, where she leads the independent Dasgupta Review team. Previously, Sandy led the UK’s collaboration with India on energy and climate change at the British High Commission in New Delhi, and before that was Deputy Director for electricity network policy and smart grid deployment with the UK’s energy ministry. Before entering government, Sandy worked in consultancy in the private sector.  She has master’s degrees from the University of Cambridge, and the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Martin Casey

    Director Public Affairs Europe

    CEMEX Europe

    As leader of the CEMEX Public Affairs team for Europe, Martin represents the company in many international and European industry forums.  Since joining the company in 2006, in addition to Public Affairs, he has had various roles including Corporate Responsibility and Communications. He started his career as an academic at the University of London specializing in political history, and subsequently held several posts in politics and public affairs before joining the construction materials sector.

  • Dr Ruth Waters

    Deputy Chief Scientist

    Natural England

    Ruth is Deputy Chief Scientist for Natural England.  She supports Natural England in the development of applied science and evidence to inform evidence-based advice for practical action and management for conservation and the natural environment. Ruth’s early career was as a mammologist for the Countryside Council for Wales. Since that time, she has worked on a wide range of projects within Natural England and has broad multi-disciplinary experience including working with economists, social scientists, artists, health experts, social justice experts, historians and ecologists to seek better ways of understanding, valuing and managing our natural environment for people and nature. Ruth was awarded the British Ecological Society Prize for Ecological Engagement in 2018.  More recently she was the lead scientist in the team supporting Prof Sir Partha Dasgupta on the independent review of The Economics of Biodiversity.



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