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Nature and Business Symposium

Price $75 – $895 NZD + BF + GST Get tickets

Event description

Learn about the critical role and value of nature action in your business. This is your chance to get ahead of the curve.

Integrating nature into your work can help prepare for long-term sustainability, reduce risks, enhance your brand reputation and unlock new opportunities for finance, innovation and growth.

The event

Join the Symposium on 14 August for practical panel discussions, workshops, one-on-one expert advice and networking.

Understand your business's impact and reliance on nature. Learn how to integrate nature into your business and collaborate with Tangata Whenua and community groups on regeneration projects.

Throughout the day you’ll be able to connect with others and share your experiences of wins and challenges.

The event will conclude with networking drinks.

Want to get your boots muddy? Book a half-day field trip on 13 August to explore successful community, iwi and landowner-led projects across Greater Auckland. You will see first-hand the role of business in regenerating nature.


Symposium topics will include how to take action to integrate nature into your business, partnerships and collaboration, Mātauranga Māori, nature based solutions, communications, finance, climate and nature, Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), regulations and frameworks, biodiversity markets/credits, measuring success, government priorities, reporting, supply chains and more.


The Symposium is primarily aimed at:

  • Sustainability professionals wanting to learn more about nature and biodiversity.
  • Business owners and managers who need to know it all.
  • Nature professionals and practitioners.
  • Community groups wanting to understand business needs and build strong partnerships.
  • Students and young professionals keen to upskill in this growing field.

This is the only event of its kind in Aotearoa New Zealand. Don't miss this valuable opportunity to learn about meaningful actions you can take to protect and restore nature! Book a separate field trip ticket for 13 August when registering for the Symposium.

Symposium tickets include morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and networking drinks.

Digital tickets are available, which comprise a link to watch a livestream of the event as well as a recording to watch at any time afterwards. In-person attendees will also be sent a recording of the event. Please note that the livestream/recording will include the plenary sessions but not workshops.

View the AUT campus map here. The event will take place in building WG.

Field trips are an optional extra, costing $75+GST (for bus transport and koha to our regeneration project partners). Capacity is limited. If the minimum number of participants isn't met, we may cancel individual trips, in which case you can get a refund or join another field trip if capacity allows. If the trips are cancelled due to extreme weather, you can choose a refund or donate your fee to nature. All field trips will take place from 12:15pm to 4:30pm on Tuesday 13 August, starting/finishing at AUT City Campus. *One field trip per person.

Please note, if you would prefer to pay via invoice, please email your name, organisation's address, and phone number to Jenny at

The Nature and Business Symposium has been made possible thanks to the generous support of our partners.

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