Symposium Program


The AARES Natural Capital Symposium Program

The Symposium will take place over two days, the first day focusing on natural capital research and the second on the practice of natural capital investment.
Day One will include participation from advanced research practitioners with input from earlier career researchers.
Day Two will include participation from the finance sector, including banking practitioners.

Day 1 will feature leading edge scholarship on natural capital related topics including:
  • Developments in environmental market design
  • The scope for generating ecosystem service provision using financial instruments
  • Developments in natural capital accounting at state and national scale
  • Natural capital accounting and measurement at farm scale
  • Recognising natural capital assets on enterprise financial statements
  • Perspectives on farmer adoption of innovations/participation in government programs
Day 2 will feature perspectives and insights from:
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Environmental finance brokers
  • Government representatives
  • Industry peak bodies
  • The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)
    Day 1 Day 2
9:00 - 9:15am Session 1 Welcome Welcome
9:15 - 10:15am Session 2 Natural Capital Overview Minister's speech
10:15 - 10:30am Morning Tea    
10:30 - 11:30am Session 3 Natural Capital Accounting Views from the government sector
11:30 - 12:30am Session 4 Natural Capital Accounting Views from the enviro-finance sector
12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch    
1:30 - 2:30pm Session 5 Markets for Natural Capital Views from Industry
2:30 - 3:30pm Session 6 Environmental Finance The Bega circular economy case study
3:30 - 3:45pm Afternoon Tea    
3:45 - 5:00pm Session 7 Data, metrics and landholder engagement Wrap up