On 17th April 2015, IUCN organized the Leaders for Nature forum in Eindhoven. Except supported IUCN in a year long trajectory to prepare and guide the Forum in a new format. This included concept development, stakeholder involvement and preparation of the challenges. The preparations resulted in 10 challenges brought in by the network of Leaders for Nature. Over 150 participants from business, NGOs and government joined the forum. Guided by Except, teams worked on the most pressing natural capital challenges.

Leaders for Nature is the IUCN NL business engagement network of multinationals and major Dutch enterprises working together on greening the economy.

On April 17th 2015, the annual Leaders for Nature Forum was held in Eindhoven, themed 'Shared resources, joint solutions'. During this event, over 150 participants from business, NGOs and government worked together on challenges on incorporate natural capital.

Except supported with a traject of a year to prepare and guide the Forum in a new format. With the purpose to activate the members, we developed a concept that is inspired on Hackathons. We supported IUCN with

  • Concept development
  • Planning the event
  • Organizing the event
  • Preparing the challenges of the members
  • Stakeholder involvement
  • Guiding the sessions during the Forum 

Visit our  Flickr album  to browse through the event  pictures by photographer Christ Clijsen.


Aug. 30, 2015

Client & Partners

Project team

  • Tom Bosschaert


  • Chantal Klaver

    New learning & Leasure Expert
    Except Integrated Sustainability

  • Albertien Perdok

    Ecosystem Designer
    Except Integrated Sustainability

  • Anniek van Mierlo

    Except Academy

  • Bart Stoffels

    Urban planner, process manager
    Except Integrated Sustainability

  • Marta Suanzes

    Except Integrated Sustainability

  • Michiel van der Vight

    Senior Associate
    Except Integrated Sustainability

  • Natascha Schuiling

    Office Manager
    Except Integrated Sustainability


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