Arcadis: Webinar Biodiversity
Arcadis and the Refugee Talent Hub are hosting a webinar on Monday 21st June, from 13:00 to 14:30. This webinar will cover Biodiversity related projects and objectives within Arcadis. Want to know more about this topic? Apply now!
About the speaker
The webinar will be given by Iris Kampers, Commercial Environmentalist at Arcadis, who will share her own experience as well as her learnings from being part of a large multinational company.
About the webinar
The term ‘biodiversity’ refers to the variety of life on Earth, at all its levels, from the genes in our DNA to entire ecosystems. Biodiversity sustains life as we know it - plants generate the oxygen we breathe, bees pollinate the fruit and nuts that we eat, coral reefs and mangroves provide protection to coastal areas, trees absorb pollution in cities, and animals ranging from tortoises to monkeys disburse seeds, leading to the growth of plants in new areas. From a financial perspective, the functioning of ecosystems creates tens of trillions of dollars in value for us each year, even though we take this for granted.
Each year the World Economic Forum (WEF) publishes its Global Risk Report, which analyzes the various major risks to our global economy and society and ranks them based on both the likelihood of their occurrence, as well as their potential impact. Biodiversity loss has been steadily moving up the ranking and in 2020, for the first time, it became a top five risk, in terms of both likelihood and impact. If you’re having a hard time conceptualizing how big of a risk biodiversity loss is, consider for a moment that in that same report infectious disease outbreaks (like, say a coronavirus) was listed all the way down at number 10 in terms of potential impact. In other words, the WEF community of experts and business leaders believes that biodiversity loss could have a significantly larger negative impact on the world than COVID-19 has. Scary right?
In this webinar, Iris Kampers, commercial environmentalist and thought leader biodiversity for the built environment, will try to explain just what biodiversity means to society, to Arcadis, and to our clients. We start off with what biodiversity is, followed by impacts on biodiversity in our work and moving on the things we could do to promote biodiversity using several exemplary projects.
Iris is really interested in getting to know you guys as well, so expect her to create an interactive session where she’ll dive into your line of work and try and figure out together just what this topic might mean to you.
Arcadis is a large Dutch consultancy and engineering company with worldwide activities in the field of infrastructure, urban environment, water and climate. Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Arcadis employs 2300+ people in the Netherlands. Arcadis has several offices in the Netherlands including Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Arnhem, Den Bosch, Rotterdam and Zwolle. Worldwide Arcadis has 28.000 employees, 350+ offices in 40 countries. Want to know more? Visit the website.
- Eager to learn more about Arcadis?
- Eager to learn more about Biodiversity?
- Do you have a computer with a camera?
- Are you available on Monday 21st June, from 13:00 to 14:30?
Interested? Apply now!
Are you available on Monday 21st May, from 13:00 to 14:30? Are you interested to learn more about Biodiversity? Apply now!
About the Process
The workday prior to the webinar you will receive an email with a link for the webinar. Looking forward to seeing you there! Deadline for application is Friday 18th June!