Pippa Howard

Director, Business & Biodiversity Programme, FFI

Pippa Howard directs FFI’s engagement with the corporate sector, leading programmes to both advise and steer biodiversity management whilst leveraging change through critical interventions. Pippa brokers collaboration and cooperation between business, government and civil society to address both practical and policy challenges to biodiversity conservation. Through sector level engagement she works to leverage change and commitment, advising the oil & gas sector through IPIECA and the mining sector through the ICMM. Pippa sits on The De Beers and Centrica Stakeholder Forums, the LaFarge Specialist Advisory Group, the CSI NGO Forum, The Uranium Strategic Environmental Assessment Steering Committee and the Business & Biodiversity Offsets Programme. Pippa also contributes to Areva’s Stakeholder Forum, BP’s Strategic Review Forum, The Better Coal Initiative, The Responsible Jewellery Council and the RSPO.  Pippa has led FFI’s engagement with the financial sector through programmes and initiatives such as The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB), the Natural Value Initiative and the Forest Footprint Disclosure Project: three critical programmes focusing on the dependencies of business on biodiversity and ecosystem services. Through FFI’s engagement with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, Pippa also has an in-depth understanding of the issues and impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services associated with palm oil, biofuels and REDD programmes, delivering expert opinion to BP Biofuels Sustainable Resilience Series.  Pippa also lectures on the MPhil Conservation Leadership Programme at Cambridge University and is a mentor and tutor on the MBA programme at the Judge Business School.  Pippa loves to share her travels and experiences in environmental management and conservation with local schools in Cambridge.

CCI collaborative projects, Project team member