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Sustainable Innovation Forum

10 November 2022
Panel: Is business taking nature and biodiversity seriously?
Climate Action
10 November 2022, 07:25 – 08:00 GMT
Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

ICMM's CEO Rohitesh Dhawan is speaking at the Climate Acton's Sustainable Innovation Forum to discuss the relationship between business, nature and biodiversity.

Under the theme, Bold Leadership, Brave Action, the annual Forum is a crucial collaborative platform at COP for governments, businesses, investors, cities, regions and civil society to accelerate ambitious climate action.

Returning for its 13th year alongside the UN Climate Change Conference, the Sustainable Innovation Forum’s mission is to help accelerate the effective development, deployment and uptake of climate solutions by facilitating cross-sector collaboration and catalysing innovation.

Join ICMM's CEO Rohitesh Dhawan to discuss: Is business taking nature and biodiversity seriously?

We need business models that truly enrich and regenerate biodiversity on both land and marine ecosystems to enable and enhance climate adaptation and mitigation. Initiatives such as rewilding, ocean habitat restoration or community protection, alongside the integration of nature-based products and solutions will all contribute to going beyond net zero nature towards net positive.

  • How will corporate decision-making take the true value of nature into account. Is net positive business possible?
  • What role can nature-based solutions play in carbon markets?
  • How do we protect and involve local communities?


  • H.E. Dr. Ing. Habtamu Itefa, Minister for Water and Electricity, Ethiopia
  • Rohitesh Dhawan, CEO, ICMM
  • Susan Gardner, Director of the Ecosystems Division, UNEP
  • Zack Parisa, CEO, NCX