Podcast | Biodiversify-ing businesses and beyond with Michael Burgass (Director of Biodiversify)

Increasingly, the private sector is taking a growing interest in their impact on wildlife, and this could lead to a much-needed step change in conservation efforts.

But why do companies care about nature? How can they assess and minimise their impacts? And what sort of jobs are opening up for conservationists seeking to work in this exciting area of change?

Here to discuss these topics and many more is today’s inspiring and thoughtful guest, Michael Burgass, Director at the consultancy Biodiversify.

Biodviersify helps clients to understand and improve their relationship with nature, working at the cutting edge of bd sustainability to provide strategic support and provide meaningful outcomes for society, for business and for wildlife.

In today’s discussion we talk about why the private sector is increasingly aware of the need to build biodiversity into their businesses, and where this drive is coming from.

We also discuss if this growth in interest in the private sector will make a significant impact on global conservation efforts, along with the skills needed to take advantage of the opportunities as they open up.

Mike also shares his careers advice for people like you who might be seeking to work in the sector, along with his thoughts on what conservationists need to be better at in order to have more impact.

It’s a biodiversity-businessing, nature-accounting pod-chat. Enjoy.




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Illustrations credit: Ed Harrison / Biodiversify.


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