The Business of Bees: Bee Decline and the Economic Sting


What have bees got to do with share prices? How do hive losses impact investment banking? What does this add up to for finance and business leaders?

This webinar will challenge you to reconsider the links between corporate finance and the wider eco-system upon which it ultimately depends. With bee population decline a pressing issue, we ask: what are the implications for investment and finance, and what is the corporate world doing to plan for and mitigate these?

Led by Jill Atkins, editor of The Business of Bees, an expert panel examines impacts on business, and proposed solutions. Presenters include:

  • Abigail Herron, Aviva Investors, Bees and portfolio risk: The case for investor action
  • Martina Macpherson, Head of Sustainability Indices at S&P Dow Jones, Bees and accountability: A multi-stakeholder perspective
  • Raj Thamotheram, Preventable Surprises, Bee colony and food supply collapse: Could investors be the cavalry?
  • Rick Stathers, ESG investment specialist, The bee and the stock market: An overview of pollinator decline and its economic and corporate significance


This global event is essential viewing for those in business, finance, academia and anyone invested in the future of our planet.

A recording of the full webinar is available below