Co-convened by IUCN and WBCSD, the Think Tank challenged business and conservation communities to discuss and debate real solutions for changing pace on biodiversity and ecosystem services. Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General, and Peter Bakker, WBCSD President opened the debate, followed by business leaders, who illustrated effective business action on biodiversity and ecosystems (morning session) and government and financial institution representatives who elaborated on what are effective policies (afternoon session). The Think Tank closed with reflections from leading CEOs, NGOs and Indigenous People representatives.
The Think Tank was split into two parts and invited business and future leader panels to discuss th role of business in conservation focused on common solutions, emerging solutions and reflections on progress made so far. It also outlined The Way Forward for IUCN and WBCSD beyond 2013.