Quarterly Update from the Natural Capital Lab

It’s been a busy few months since we last updated you on the Natural Capital Lab. Over the past three months, we’ve ramped up our stakeholder outreach and confirmed the NCL Leadership Team. Throughout this process, we’ve had the pleasure of speaking with many interested parties, with one group after the other emphasizing their unequivocal support for a collaborative approach towards making Canada’s natural assets visible in our economic system.

As we gear up to launch the second phase of this exciting initiative, we are pleased to announce two new additions to the Natural Capital Lab Leadership Team. The Team will be leading the Lab into Phase Two as we engage with, and invite experts working on natural capital to join two workstreams targeting the private sector, municipalities and provincial/federal governments.

John Purkis, Director, Natural Capital Lab Geneva Claesson, Strategic Advisor and Project Manager, Natural Capital Lab 

John Purkis is a sustainability expert, facilitator and systems change specialist with over 20 year of experience. He works with business, municipal governments, and not for profit organizations to generate and implement bold visions for a sustainable future. John also facilitates transformational change processes and recently led The Natural Step Canada’s role in the Greater Toronto Area Housing Action Lab.

Geneva is a Senior Manager with Deloitte’s Sustainability & Climate Change practice with 16 years of experience helping organizations navigate challenges with environmental and social performance. Geneva also brings considerable experience working on natural capital measurement, valuation, management, and disclosure. She has worked extensively with the public and corporate sector to identify operational deficiencies and opportunities, strategize and design road maps, and implement solutions.

In the next month, we’ll be officially launching the Natural Capital Lab via a new website and blog series profiling some of our current and upcoming partnerships. In addition we will also invite practitioners and experts from across the country to participate in the Natural Capital Lab by responding to our call for action. Make sure you’re subscribed to receive the details of our official online launch and all the latest developments coming out of the Lab. Momentum is building, and everyday we’re establishing new connections and learning about new ventures happening in this space. If you’re working on a something relevant to the natural capital challenge and think that we should connect, get in touch at ncruz (at) naturalstep.ca 


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