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Nov 2010

2010 lectures: The economics of nature

On 25 November 2010, a Tomorrow's Value lecture jointly organised by CIMA and the UK business 'think and do tank' was held at the Barbican in London. The lecture, entitled the economics of nature, was given by Pavan Sukhdev, study leader at TEEB and special advisor and head of the United Nations environment programme's green economy initiative

In the impressive setting of the Barbican Centre's rooftop conservatory, Pavan gave a stimulating presentation on economic measurement and how our perceptions of value influence what and how we measure our performance as a species. He discussed whether economics is part of the problems we face regarding ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss, or whether it is part of the solution.

Pavan’s speech was followed by a business panel Q&A with Vanessa Havart-Williams, global head of environment, Linklaters; Tony Manwaring, CEO, Tomorrow’s Company; Carl Bate, partner, Atos Consulting UK; and Pavan Sukhdev.

Watch the speech



Download the presentation

Download Pavan's PowerPoint presentation (7MB) to find out more.


Read CIMA web services director Robin Fenwick's blog on the event on our online community CIMAsphere, and discuss the occasion with peers and fellow professionals.

2010 lectures: The economics of nature