Step up and do not lag behind- 

Set science-based targets for nature

Mai 19th from 14:00 to 17:00

SB4N Impulse event
hosted by öbu


Our Leaders

Simon Zadek

Co-Director of the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System.

Dr. Zadek is Chair of Finance for Biodiversity and Director of Migrant Nation. He was Head, Secretariat, UN Secretary General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals and Senior Advisor on Finance in the Executive Office of the Secretary General and Co-Director of UNEP's Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System. In these roles, he co-Chaired China’s Green Finance Task Force, and led the Green Finance Study Group secretariat under the Chinese, German and Argentinian G20 Presidencies. Prior to this, he was Senior Advisor to the World Economic Forum and the Global Green Growth Institute, founder and CEO of the international think tank, AccountAbility and Development Director of the New Economics Foundation.  He was Visiting Professor at the Singapore Management University and the Copenhagen Business School, and has been a senior fellow at Tsinghua School of Economics and Management, Harvard`s Kennedy School of Government, and the University of Southern Africa, amongst others. He has worked with many corporations, governments and multi stakeholder initiatives on their sustainability and broader strategies, been a member of the International Advisory Board of Generation Investment Management, and has published extensively, including the award winning book, The Civil Corporation.

Our Leaders

Jess McGlyn

Corporate Engagement Lead, Science Based Targets Network (SBTN)

Jess is a certified Sustainability Associate with 20+ years of sustainability experience in stakeholder engagement, operations, supply chain, and policy. She is founder and president of Catalynics LLC and  Interim Director Corporate Engagement of the Science-based Targets Network (SBTN). She has served in a variety of roles at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), World Wildlife Fund, and International Paper Corporation. She aims to make real changes and have an impact and thus,went to leadership coaching school at American University and now coaches lots of people. and is also an International Coaching Federation "Associate Certified Coach".

Our Leaders

Judith Walls

Delegate Responsibility and Sustainability and Co-Head Climate Solutions Taskforce

Professor Judith Walls is Chair for Sustainability Management, Professor at the School of management and Co-Director of the Institute for Economy and the Environment (IWÖ) at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). Her research focuses on sustainability governance, in particular the aspects of leaders at the top of the organization. She has a special interest in biodiversity and land use issues. Prof. Walls has published her work in top academic journals as well as practitioner-oriented outlets, and also serves on several editorial boards. Prior to her academic career, Prof. Walls worked in investor relations consulting in Europe and Asia-Pacific. She has also volunteered extensively with conservation organizations in Namibia, Botswana, and Mongolia working on topics related to human-wildlife conflict at local community level. 

Our Leaders

Johanna Levy

Director Global Environmental Excellence, Firmenich

Johanna Levy has been working as Director Sustainability North America at Firmenich for the past three years and in various sustainability roles in the Flavor and Fragrance, and Food and Beverages industries since 2008. 

 Prior to being involved in client-facing sustainability projects, impact measurement, and sustainability communication, she successfully developed marketing strategies and new business ventures in Europe and in the U.S. for 10 years, starting her career as Marketing Manager for Bertelsmann in France, then Head of Partnerships for Kering in Switzerland, and Online Marketing Director for the French Culinary Institute in the US. She created her own boutique consulting company in New York in 2008, working with Google, Nespresso, Nestlé and the World Gold Council on marketing, communications and sustainability projects. 

She holds three Master’s degrees -- in Environmental Sciences, Sustainability Management and  Business Management -- from Columbia University (New York), the ESCP (Paris, France) and Harvard University.

Our Leaders

Stéphanie Paquin-Jaloux

Director Biodiversity Compliance & Strategy, Firmenich

Engineer in biology and cosmetology, I worked in sustainable development in Brazil with the EcoSocial seal developed by IBD Certificações. After 2 year in Cape Verde, working at different levels in quality management, consulting and as a teacher. I traveled back to Europe to really get involved in sustainable development. From October 2009 to July 2013, I worked for the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) ( as the Programme Officer in charge of the verification process and the Ethical BioTrade standard. This process helps companies to implement a biodiversity management system in order to have the mechanisms in place to ensure biodiversity conservation, the respect of traditional knowledge and the equitable sharing of derived benefits.
In 2013, I created my own consultancy firm: BiodivSourcing in order to continue my commitments towards the Convention on Biological Diversity objectives with companies, international organisations and governments from wherever I am in the world following my family.
Since 2017, I joined Firmenich to work first on community driven project at source in SEA region from Indonesian. I am now the Global Compliance lead on Biodiversity, in charge of the internal biodiversity strategy, which includes the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in R&D and innovation processes as well as supporting the deployment of the Responsible Sourcing Policy. Such responsibilities are giving me the opportunity to work transversally within the Company. Biodiversity being a very important topic in supply chains management, I am working closely with purchasing/procurement colleagues.

14:00 - 14:15

Welcome and check-in

14:15 - 14:45

Expert talks

• Nature-related financial disclosure

• Science-based targets for nature

14:45 - 15:00

Leading Practice Company talk with Firmenich

Science-based Targets - achievements & challenges

15:00 - 15:45

Case study session in break-out groups

Developing, piloting, and implementing science-based targets for nature

15:45 - 16:00

Short coffee break

16:00 -16:45

Feedback from the break-out sessions and reflections and questions by experts

16:45 - 17:00

How to get involved & next steps

17:00 - 17:15

Online Networking (Optional)


End of the Event