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Five Natural Capital Questions Every CEO Should be Able to Answer

Natural Capital Coalition | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
Natural Capital Coalition

This article has been submitted as part of the Natural Capital Coalition's series of blogs on natural capital by Will Evison, Assistant Director, and ...

A 'New' Suit from Paris

Natural Capital Coalition | Posted 07.12.2016 | Green
Natural Capital Coalition

This article has been submitted as part of the Natural Capital Coalition's series of blogs on natural capital by Pavan Sukhdev, founder & chair, GIST ...

Why Partnership is Essential When Solving Global Challenges

Natural Capital Coalition | Posted 07.11.2016 | Green
Natural Capital Coalition

This article has been submitted as part of the Natural Capital Coalition's series of blogs on natural capital by Camilla Toulmin, British economist, f...

Business, it's Time to get on Board with Natural Capital

Natural Capital Coalition | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business
Natural Capital Coalition

This article has been submitted as part of the Natural Capital Coalition's series of blogs on natural capital by Steven Lang, Partner, and Lucy Godsha...

Can Private Business Lead the way in Protecting Global Commons?

Natural Capital Coalition | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Natural Capital Coalition

This article has been submitted as part of the Natural Capital Coalition's series of blogs on natural capital by Jochen Zeitz, Director of Kering and ...

Natural Capital and the Movement to Redefine Value.

Natural Capital Coalition | Posted 06.27.2016 | Business
Natural Capital Coalition

This article has been submitted as part of the Natural Capital Coalition's series of blogs on natural capital by Peter Bakker, President & CEO, World ...

How a Franciscan Monk from 1440 could Revolutionise the way that we Measure the Natural World.

Natural Capital Coalition | Posted 06.27.2016 | Business
Natural Capital Coalition

Mathew Parr explains how double entry bookkeeping can help us to interpret nature and natural systems This article has been submitted as part of the ...

Why Value Nature? It's Better to be Roughly Right than Really Wrong

Natural Capital Coalition | Posted 06.27.2016 | Green
Natural Capital Coalition

Hunter Lovins explains that when it comes to valuing nature, it's better to be roughly right than really wrong. This article has been submitted as p...

Can Businesses Generate Profit for the Economy, for the Planet and for Society?

Natural Capital Coalition | Posted 06.27.2016 | Business
Natural Capital Coalition

Trucost's chief operating officer Alastair MacGregor explains why we need a new set of business measures This article has been submitted as part of t...

How to Get Decision-Makers to Invest in Nature

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.07.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

A healthy coral reef like this one in Grenada can reduce wave energy by 97%, providing natural protection from storms for homes and businesses located...

The Natural Jewels in Africa's Crown

Tshekedi S. Khama | Posted 05.20.2016 | Green
Tshekedi S. Khama

It is impossible to look out over the winding waterways and lush green wetlands of the magnificent Okavango Delta and fail to understand the importance of conserving the natural world.

Collaboration: The Art of Constructive Disagreement

Natural Capital Coalition | Posted 06.27.2016 | Business
Natural Capital Coalition

Richard Spencer explains that collaboration often feels like the art of constructive disagreement This article has been submitted as part of the Natu...

How Can We Address the Whale in the Boardroom?

Natural Capital Coalition | Posted 06.27.2016 | Green
Natural Capital Coalition

Mark Gough asks what it will take to address the whale in the board room This article has been submitted as part of the Natural Capital Coalition's s...

Collaboration: The Art of Constructive Disagreement

Mark Gough | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Mark Gough

When I set up the Finance Innovation Lab with colleagues here at the Institute of Chartered Accounts, and in partnership with WWF-UK, we were mindful of the fact that we would not be successful by attempting to solve the feasibly unsolvable - namely the financial crisis - through approaching the problem with an "answer" or single approach already in mind.

Our Coffee Addiction Could Destroy Earth’s Tropical Forests

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business

Coffee producers may need a wake-up call. Soaring demand for the caffeinated brew could hasten destructive climate change by encouraging producers to ...

To Reduce Inequality We Need to Fundamentally Change How We Account for Value

Jeremy Nicholls | Posted 01.06.2016 | Impact
Jeremy Nicholls

There must be a call to action for public policy makers. It is public policy that requires companies to produce annual accounts, and public policy that dictates that the content of these accounts is what is relevant to investors.

5 Steps Toward a Brighter Water Future for California

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.26.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

While Californians hope for rain, it remains crucial for the state to improve its long-term water management. Here are some steps to take right now.

The Best Quotations (and Key Themes) From the Pope's Environmental Manifesto (Part 2)

Andrew Winston | Posted 07.09.2016 | Green
Andrew Winston

The pope provides a moving and profound view on the deep connection between environmental and social issues, between humans and animals, and between spiritual and practical. He also hits head-on the contentious issue of man's "dominion" over nature: Many have interpreted the Bible to indicate that man should conquer nature, but the pope explains how wrong that reading is.

Valuing Nature: Q&A With Gretchen Daily

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.15.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

Gretchen's organization, the Natural Capital Project (Nat Cap), develops practical approaches for valuing nature (that are available as free software) and works with governments, businesses, NGOs and community groups to make things happen. Gretchen and I recently discussed her work and vision for the future.

Is Your Balance Sheet an Effective Management Tool for Today and Tomorrow?

Forest Trends | Posted 05.22.2016 | Business
Forest Trends

Water challenges, climate change, and other such issues are changing the business operating context like nothing we've ever seen before. Future-oriented companies are beginning to consider and account for impacts -- with the plan of out-competing laggards to this change in context and business measures.

How Natural Capital Is Shaping the Future of Business

Tensie Whelan | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Tensie Whelan

In my last blog I described the trend toward businesses reexamining and accounting for "natural capital" -- idea that natural resources, ecosystems, c...

How Natural Capital Is Redefining Success

Tensie Whelan | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Tensie Whelan

It's the idea that natural resources and healthy ecosystems are not "externalities" separate from capital, but should be considered and valued as capital assets in their own right. Valuing them appropriately is the way to make sure we don't squander them.

Back to Basics: Demystifying Natural Capital Valuation

Gemma Cranston | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact
Gemma Cranston

In an increasingly resource-constrained world, business needs to account for its natural capital dependencies and impacts in the same way it does for financial capital. The key question is: how?

What's Carbon Got To Do With It? An Interview With Paul Hawken

Omega Institute | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green
Omega Institute

When you have that sense of connection and infinite permeability, that it is one system in which everything shares a body, then you have to look at climate change as something that's happening for us, not to us. It's a transformation that transforms everything, and it's a gift.

Mixing the Perfect Natural Capital Cocktail

Jonathan Hughes | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Hughes

It is from this natural capital that humans derive a wide range of services, often called ecosystem services, which make human life possible.