Nature knows best

Net zero targets and timelines have catapulted to the top of nations’ and industries’ agendas in recent times, and some businesses are now talking about the green shoots of regeneration as the ultimate goal in solving the exponential problems facing our planet. So where does biomimicry, the practice of looking to nature for inspiration to solve design problems in a regenerative way, fit within this?

Biomimicry and nature-based design is gaining traction as important in the transition towards a sustainable future for all. This session will see John Elkington, founder of Volans and originator of the triple bottom line concept, in conversation with Beth Rattner, Executive Director of the Biomimicry Institute, talking about the biomimicry big picture, some of the innovations nature has inspired, and how biomimetics can be applied in commercially scalable ways to help address some of the biggest challenges of our times.

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Jun 09 2021


New York time
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jun 09 2021
  • Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm


  • Beth Rattner
    Beth Rattner

    Executive Director at Biomimicry Institute

  • Diana Yousef
    Diana Yousef
  • Ido Sella
    Ido Sella
  • John Elkington
    John Elkington

    John Elkington, Founder & Chief Pollinator at Volans, is one of the founders of the global sustainability movement, an experienced advisor to business, a highly regarded keynote speaker, and board member.

    John tackles some of the world’s most challenging problems, helping key actors move from the responsibility to agenda through resilience to regeneration. He has inspired a number of Volans’ inquiries, including Project Breakthrough, Tomorrow’s Capitalism Inquiry and the Green Swans Observatory. He has worked with an A-to-Z of businesses worldwide, also now helping the Volans team guide multinational companies to transform towards a regenerative future.
    John has helped create and incubate movements including the B Team, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, the Global Reporting Initiative, and B Lab UK

    John has addressed over 1,000 conferences around the world. He was a faculty member of the World Economic Forum from 2002-2008. He has served on over 70 boards and advisory boards. John has won numerous awards and is the author or co-author of 20 books. The 20th book was published in April: Green Swans: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism (Fast Company Press).



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