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European Business and Nature Summit 2023

11 - 12 October 2023, Palazzo Lombardia, Milan.

Time to transform business for a nature positive society!

Welcome to the 2023 European Business and Nature Summit (EBNS) – the largest conference dedicated to crafting sustainable business models working with biodiversity at their core. This year’s edition comes one year before COP16 and will put special focus on empowering businesses to take decisive transformative action to implement biodiversity targets lead the way towards a nature-positive society.

With keynote speakers from the realms of policy and business, the Summit promises to inspire and guide you through the essential steps needed to improve your relationship with nature. Dedicated group sessions await you, designed to monitor, assess, and disclose biodiversity; reduce impacts and regenerate ecosystems; unlock financial resources through innovative mechanisms; and foster inclusive partnerships to accelerate action. Through these sessions, you will gain valuable insights, forge pre-competitive collaborations, and learn from the successes of leading businesses, financial institutions, entrepreneurs, NGOs, and policymakers. This year, the EBNS will put special focus on the Mediterranean region, a biodiversity hotspot where industries face significant nature-related risks.

We firmly believe that a whole-of-society approach is vital to shift the current economic paradigm in alignment with global goals for nature. Join us in recognizing the critical role of businesses, public authorities, NGOs, and other stakeholders in fostering collaboration. Together, we can safeguard our planet's biodiversity and shape a sustainable future for all. The Summit will allow you to discover innovative solutions to reshape business models and ensure the protection and restoration of biodiversity. By sharing our expertise and experiences, and showcasing tangible examples of effective action, we aim to inspire your positive change.

Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to learn about concrete actions that businesses can take to protect and restore biodiversity. Be the catalyst for change and inspire others to join this urgent mission.



Check out the full range of materials:





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Is your business committed to nature?

Show your support by signing the Business Charter.

Sign the Business Charter

Current signatories of the Business Charter:

aDryadaLenzing AG
Agatheia Srlmercadona
Ambro-Sol Srl SBNala Earth GmbH
BiodAIverseNestlé Deutschland AG
Boliden minesNestlé Purina PetCare Europe
CDC BiodiversiteNextEnergy Capital
Cloncannon BiofarmRM Editori
confimi lombardiaRWE AG
Europe Finance Ingenuity S.LSchneider Electric
Explotaciones Trucheras Ganaderas y AgricolasSeeds&Chips
Green Belt ltdSylva
IberdrolaUniCredit SpA
LaFlora LtdVP Capital
EBNS 2023 Side events

Side Events

European Business and Nature Summit 2023 Side Events


The European Business and Nature Summit sessions will be held in Milan at Palazzo Lombardia.

Book your accommodation in walking distance from the venue.



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etifor logo
ffs logo
regione lombardia logo

Supporting Partners

arcadis logo
bancaetica logo
BFN logo
biodiversity in good company logo
capitals coalition logo
CDP logo
epe logo
FFB logo
EBNS2023 FloraFauna logo
food for biodiversity logo
fondazione cariplo logo
EBNS2023 foretica logo
ICF logo
ICONS logo
Impact institute logo
miteco logo full
natural capital factory logo
EBNS2023 NBFC logo
nextgreen logo
pbaf logo
value balancing logo
adelphi logo
UNEP logo
Global Compact Network Italy
FSC Logo
Global Nature Fund

Funded by

European Commission
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