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Alternative perspectives on natural capital

Biographies and presentations from speakers at the Alternative perspectives on natural capital event.

Nigel Cooper (Anglia Ruskin University) - Natural and spiritual capitals and their interaction

Nigel Cooper has been a priest for over thirty years and involved in nature conservation for longer, combining the two in various ways. He chairs the national steering group for sustainability in the Church of England and is the Diocesan Environmental Officer for Ely. He is the university chaplain to Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge and a visiting fellow in its Global Sustainability Institute. He has a particular interest in the philosophy of conservation and this has led him into economics. He has contributed to the National Ecosystem Assessment, particularly in the program on Shared and Social Values.

Dario Kenner (Why Green Economy?) - Who should value nature?

With a strong interest in finding solutions to address the environment crisis and climate change, Dario Kenner launched Why Green Economy? in 2013 as a space to discuss the emerging international green economy. He has extensive experience of working on the environment and international development, including lobbying at UN climate change conferences and Rio+20. His current research focuses on exploring the different dimensions of natural capital.

Mike Jones (University of Bristol) - Accounting for biodiversity: A natural inventory approach

Michael Jones, MA Oxon is Professor of Financial reporting at Bristol University formerly being at Hereford Technical College, Portsmouth Polytechnic (now University) and Cardiff Business School. .He qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers and Lybrand (now PWC) He has published over 150 articles in both professional and academic journals. These articles cover a wide range of topics, such as financial accounting, the history of accounting and environmental accounting. He serves on three editorial boards. He chairs the British Accounting Association Financial and Reporting Special Interest Group. He has written four books: Accounting, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Creative Accounting Fraud and International Accounting Scandals and most recently Accounting for Biodiversity.

Email: michaeljohn.jones@bristol.ac.uk