iiE Awards: How your business can make biodiversity net-gains
Date: Tuesday 12th October, 2021
Award category: Natural Environmental Champion
We will explore how to measurably increase biodiversity in your outdoor space and beyond. No matter what outdoor space your business has, or none at all, you can still contribute to biodiversity! We will cover what biodiversity is and why it is important to help support local wildlife. Come along to find out how your business can support the natural wildlife in your area from creating green spaces, to planting wildflowers and much more! We will be joined by guest speakers Dr Julia Baker, Biodiversity Technical Specialist at Balfour Beatty Construction Services and Dr Nick White, Principal Advisor (Net Gain) at Natural England.
Dr Julia Baker, Biodiversity Technical Specialist at Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK
Julia has designed and implemented Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) for a variety of infrastructure developments, including large and small scale for the transport, housing and power sectors. Julia is the lead author for the UK’s Good Practice Principles on Biodiversity Net Gain, and a co-author for the Practical Guide on BNG. She runs professional training courses on BNG and metrics, and was part of the team who developed the “small sites” biodiversity metric piloted by Natural England.