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Natural Capital

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

Omega Institute | Posted 08.19.2014 | 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.

Investing in Nature: New Sources of Capital

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

Two hundred and fifty billion dollars: that's the gap between the estimated need to support global conservation efforts and what's currently devoted...

The One Thing Every Business Dies Without

Andrew Winston | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

What do climate change and extreme weather mean for your business, your customers, and your supply chain? How do growing resource constraints like water shortages, or rising commodity prices, affect your value chain and your margins?

Business Resilience Comes From Working With Nature

Andrew Winston | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

With these once extraordinary events becoming more ordinary, it's becoming clearer that businesses in vulnerable regions need to prepare. But how should companies go about building resilient enterprises that are ready to face extreme weather and other effects of climate change?

Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2013

Andrew Winston | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

This year, like recent years, saw some continuation of big trends: with a few exceptions, the international policy community keeps failing to come to a meaningful agreement on climate change.

Q&A With Matt Arnold: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas in my book Nature's Fortune and trends in the environmental movement. Next in the s...

Supply Shock: The Journey

Brian Czech | Posted 07.07.2013 | Books
Brian Czech

Writing a book is like going on a journey. You explore the terrain, make discoveries, meet interesting people, and maybe learn a new language. The longer the book-writing, the longer the journey.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A With Gretchen Daily

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.17.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Would New York City's investment in watershed restoration, in lieu of a water treatment facility, similarly motivate other cities? Could the national Payment for Ecosystem Services scheme in idyllic Costa Rica possibly work anywhere else?

A Conversation With Bill McKibben

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Bill is founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in nearly 200 countries in the past four years. Read on for his thoughts on the Keystone XL pipeline, how environmental organizations can get more done and what he would do if he had my job leading TNC.

Protecting Nature Is Critical to Maintain Global Security

Peter Seligmann | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Peter Seligmann

The world's growing population -- expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050 -- is predicted to double demands on our planet's dwindling supply of food, fresh water, energy and other resources we can't live without.

Investing in Nature in a Post-Sandy World

Mark Tercek | Posted 03.17.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Hurricane Sandy has made it clear that addressing coastal resiliency and protecting coastal communities is fundamental to public safety, health and economic well-being. With the enormous opportunity that comes with rebuilding, New York can be a leader.

Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2012

Andrew Winston | Posted 02.22.2013 | Green
Andrew Winston

We may not be keeping pace with these pressures, but leading companies continue to evolve more sustainable strategies and tactics. Let's look at some top macro- and company-level stories.

In Times of Consecutive Crises, Is Fiscal Policy the Answer?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 12.20.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

If teachers don't perform their duties in school and students don't learn, or roads are actually not constructed properly, fiscal policy will have little traction when it comes to growth and social welfare.

A Challenge to Obama and Romney: Chat With America About Natural Capital

Oluseyi Fayanju | Posted 12.18.2012 | Green
Oluseyi Fayanju

The two candidates delicately avoided substantive discussion of a subject that could have important ramifications for our domestic and foreign policy in future years: the conservation of natural capital.

Rio+20 Is Our Chance to Recognize the Benefits Healthy Oceans Have for People

Greg Stone | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Greg Stone

Ocean ecosystems and health have been in a state of decline for quite some time, but we have not appreciated or acknowledged how this decline will affect future generations' access to food, livelihoods, safe coastal places to live, cultural identity and other benefits.

Inclusive Wealth Index Shows Economic Impact of Natural Capital

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

This week, at Rio +20, two groups launched a new indicator called the Inclusive Wealth Index (IWI). Going beyond GDP, the IWI includes natural capital when looking at a country's capital assets to see the true wealth and sustainability of its growth.

New Report Takes Stock Of Planet's Health

Posted 05.14.2012 | Green

Humans are currently using the equivalent of one and a half Earths to support our activities. This and other startling findings were revealed today wi...

Making the Business Case for Conservation

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.04.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

What is the business case for conservation? Just a few years ago, I don't think many people in either the business or conservation communities would have thought to even pose that question. But times are changing.

Beyond the Food-Energy-Water Nexus

Mark Tercek | Posted 03.26.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

Water, food and energy security are chronic impediments to economic growth and social stability. But now we need to take the next step, and look at what underlies that nexus.