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Margot Greenen is a consultant in WSP’s Nature Positive practice

Margot Greenen is a consultant in WSP’s Nature Positive practice

 April 17, 2023

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"Biodiversity must become a mainstream part of corporate strategy. Companies have everything to gain by helping nature to recover - and much more to lose if they don't," says WSP consultant Margot Greenen.

"The corporate world will come under increasing pressure to disclose its impacts on nature, and to demonstrate that it is working to address them,” explains Margot in an article for The Possible.

The importance of protecting nature 

In the articleMargot addresses five reasons why protecting nature should be business-as-usual: 

  1. All human systems rely intrinsically on natural ones
  2. The world is watching 
  3. For every risk, there is an equivalent opportunity
  4. You could get stranded
  5. Destroying nature is not a good look 

"People will choose to buy from businesses that reflect their own priorities, and to work for employers where they feel they can make a difference. Local communities and planning authorities will look more favorably on developments that improve environmental quality and help meet biodiversity targets. The Nature Positive Business Pledge, of which WSP is a founder member, establishes a clear framework and a set of principles for businesses looking to start their journey, and a stepwise approach to help them ratchet up their ambitions," comments Margot.

Read the full article to learn more about corporate sustainability efforts.

Meet sustainability professional Margot Greenen

Based in the UK, Margot is a consultant in WSP’s Nature Positive practice. Margot provides strategic and technical support to a wide variety of natural capital and biodiversity projects, which look at how WSP can better incorporate nature and its value into decision-making. Margot specializes in corporate commitments, providing advice for the development of biodiversity and nature-positive strategies in the context of national and international policy, legislation, standards and frameworks. 

Margot completed her Bachelors in Biological Sciences and Masters in Biodiversity Conservation and Management at the University of Oxford. Through her academic career, Margot gained experience in the study of biology, ecosystem service provision and the role of biodiversity in ecosystem function, studying them from a wide range of perspectives. These included scientific assessment as well as economic, legal, political, ethical, and cultural underpinnings.

With strong international experience, Margot has adapted to various places and cultures around the world from a young age. French and American, Margot has lived in the US, France, England and Saudi Arabia. 

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