Civilisation’s Window of Opportunity – Lessons for valuing our ecosystem


With Gaya Herrington, Director of Sustainability Strategy and Risk Management at KPMG US, and Dr Oliver Schelske, Director of Natural Assets and ESG Research at Swiss Re Institute. What happens if business as usual continues ? What are the limits to growth and which opportunities does ecosystem valuation provide? Gaya Herrington presents the findings of her data check on the MIT model that forecasted societal collapse. Her insight is complemented by Oliver Schelske who connects the dots between biodiversity loss, ecosystem service degradation and the economic sector. His work confirms, nature’s contributions to people are not unlimited.


Gaya Herrington

@ Schneider Electric

Oliver Schelske

@ Swiss Re