Earth on the Brink: A Sixth Extinction, or a Breakthrough in Biodiversity?
Life on planet Earth is at a critical inflection point, given the looming Sixth Great Extinction and the question of whether humans will survive it. Every year, species die off at an alarming rate, and we continue to devalue the natural capital upon which all life depends. We can reverse the status quo by ensuring that solutions outpace the challenges. High-impact philanthropic strategies, sustainable business opportunities, and emerging technologies all point toward a potential breakthrough in how biodiversity flourishes from this point forward. Experts will explore workable strategies for ensuring the survival of the human species and how best to muster the allies and political will to carry them out.
Executive Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute
Co-Founder, Conservation X Labs
Senior Partner, Brightstar Capital Partners; CEO, MFI Capital
Founder and CEO, Animals Asia Foundation
Laura Turner Seydel
Chairperson, Captain Planet Foundation