European Business & Nature Summit 2020

In 2020, the European Business and Nature Summit will be organised in Brussels (2 days). With several partners, we aim at strengthening the growing movement of businesses that consider nature part of the solutions to economic wellbeing.


Following a successful conference held in Madrid in 2019, the European Business and Nature Summit (EBNS) will reconvene in Brussels on 8 and 9 December 2020 to strengthen the growing movement of companies across Europe and beyond that are putting nature and people at the centre of their recovery strategies and plans.

Participating businesses and financial institutions will share peer-to-peer how to practically integrate biodiversity and natural capital within their business models, how to measure and reduce their impact on nature and to make nature part of the solution to solve current challenges. In this context, a particular emphasis will be put on the role that SMEs can play and the tools that are already available to help them in this journey and prepare them for the future.

For whom?

The EBNS is organised for SMEs, large companies and financial institutions with a long-term mindset, including those that are less familiar with the issue of biodiversity. The summit will also bring together state representatives, local and regional public authorities, civil society representatives and academics. The EBNS seeks to attract around 300-400 participants.

Why participate?

In the light of countries’ efforts to handle the Covid-19 crisis and overcoming its economic impacts, more than ever, there is a need and an opportunity for businesses to reconsider their relationship with nature and people. Embarking on a green recovery is the way for businesses to build resilience and thrive on the long term. Boosting our resilience and preventing the emergence and spread of future outbreaks can only be achieved by protecting and restoring biodiversity and natural ecosystems, as emphasised in the EU Recovery Plan and the recently adopted EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030.


The European Business and Nature Summit (EBNS) is an initiative of the EU B@B Platform of the European Commission, with the Belgian and Flemish government, The Shift, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

This event will be held exclusively in English.

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Lara Piret

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