Executive Education

Integrating Biodiversity into Business

Our three-day immersive course, held at the University of Oxford, will connect you with industry leaders and develop your skills to integrate nature-based projects into your business.

Learn how to harness best practice tools and frameworks, to design and monitor your biodiversity projects – backed up by the latest science from top-tier institutions and insights from leading practitioners. 

Whether you are running existing sustainability projects, or starting out on your biodiversity journey, this course will help you develop the toolkit to design, implement and monitor high-integrity nature-based projects. Protecting your company from future supply chain risks in the face of climate change and pressures on sustainability goals.

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Learning objectives

Learn how to establish best practices for biodiversity projects:

  • measure and manage your impact on nature
  • assess what makes a robust biodiversity strategy
  • implement nature-based solutions with integrity
  • select effective monitoring and evaluation methods
  • understand current legislation and frameworks for biodiversity and business
  • the tools and techniques used to estimate a baseline and impact
  • how to effectively work with stakeholders across biodiversity landscapes

Providing participants with a toolkit to evaluate projects and methods used in biodiversity and nature-based insetting projects.

This course is designed to help you objectively assess and measure nature-based projects.

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Who is this course for?

This course is designed for stewardship and sustainability teams  looking to implement and measure the success of nature projects.

We welcome organisations with existing sustainability projects, or looking to include embedded projects in their value chain.

Next intake: 21-23 Feb 2024

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Course dates & details


Next course dates: 21-23 Feb 2024

Venue: Keble College, Oxford

Sessions will run 9.15am – 5.00pm, inclusive of lunch and coffee breaks. 

Day one will be followed by a networking drinks reception, with an exclusive dinner function for all attendees on the second day.

Course fees: £3,200 per person


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This course is designed to help you objectively assess, measure and implement nature-based projects. With speakers from the University of Oxford, Global Canopy & WWF, amongst other experts. 

Day 1: Covering the context for the development of nature-based solutions as part of an ESG strategy, together with an overview of relevant legislation and frameworks. Exploring how to frame risks and what is required to set a baseline for biodiversity.

Day 2: We demonstrate how you can work with datasets, tools and methodologies, with examples from case studies. Exploring the transition from desk-based research to fieldwork, including stakeholder engagement and ground-truthing principles. We will look at using scenario modelling and how to build a monitoring framework that you can tailor to your specific project and goals. 

Day 3:  Participants will have an opportunity to apply their knowledge in a workshop on their organisation’s roadmap for nature. Focusing on implementing nature-based projects within their value chain, with guidance from experts. We will also look at how to work collaboratively across landscapes, and consider ways to finance projects. 


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Contact us

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Belsyre Court, 57 Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6HJ