EOCA at ISPO – Fundraising, Biodiversity and Accountability

With this year’s  ISPO trade show just around the corner, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has a number of events planned for attendees to take part in.  From fundraising, to the third talk in its series this year on the vital importance of biodiversity, and a partnership with Lancaster University to develop guidelines on meaningful measurement of ecosystem restoration, the show promises to be exciting and informative – in equal measure!

EOCA’s conservation fundraiser will be available all day, every day throughout the show on its stand A2/220, which has been generously provided by Messe Munich.  Members have provided items for sale to help raise further funds for the organisation, enabling its work to support vital conservation projects. As part of this fundraiser, there is a special offer from EOCA member ISM, the executive search specialist, offering 50% off an executive search in exchange for a minimum donation to EOCA.

On the afternoon of the first day of the show, and as the third and final part of EOCA’s 2023 series ‘Biodiversify your Business’, there is an expert panel discussing the topic ‘A Deep Dive into the How and Why of Biodiversity Management’. The event will discuss what companies will be required to report on with regards to their impacts and dependencies on nature, and how to go about doing just that.  There will be input from companies who have started down this road, the approaches they have taken and the challenges they have met along the way.  With panellists from United Nations Environment Programme, Quantis, Patagonia and Vaude, this is a session not to be missed on Tuesday 28th November at 16.30 – 18.00 on the EOG stage A1/244.

Finally, come and hear Dr Tim Lamont, Research Fellow at Lancaster University, on the topic ‘Accountability in Action: Why reporting is key for responsible environmental projects‘ at the EOG Industry Breakfast, from 07.30 – 09.00, Wednesday 29th November in the CSR Hub.  Tim will talk about transparent reporting of environmental claims with regards to ecosystem restoration projects.  He will outline how the university is working with EOCA and other bodies to develop guidelines to assist businesses in reporting on their support of ecosystem restoration projects working to rebuild the planet.

Maïté Angleys, Vice President of EOCA and Advisor for Corporate Sustainability for the BSI, “We really have a packed programme this ISPO. We are thrilled to be able to present meaningful discussions around action and accountability on biodiversity impacts between some of the world’s leading authorities and respected brands at this critical time.  Action needs to start now before it is too late for us and the planet we live on”.