Case Studies

Paying To Conserve Forests Has Multiple Benefits

29th September 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Corporate Knights.  “Paying for forests conserves a vital world resource, but somebody must pay the locals a tangible share of the benefits. Two new studies have reinforced the idea that financial incentives can help save forests. Research from the Amazon region has confirmed that payments to landowners can conserve forest biodiversity. And… [more]

How to Overcome the Implementation Gap in Ecosystem Services? A User-Friendly & Inclusive Tool for Improved Urban Management

28th September 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Land Use Policy.  “One of the main issues with the concept of ecosystem services is its absence on the ground in concrete operational decision-making contexts; that is, an implementation gap. In this study, we investigated if this gap could be overcome through the use of open-source data and free tools,… [more]

Natural Capital Protocol: Case Study for Tata Group

25th September 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Featured

The company in brief: Tata Group is a multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Mumbai, India. The company includes 30 publicly listed Tata enterprises including Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Tata Global Beverages, Tata Teleservices, Titan, Tata Communications and Taj Group. These businesses collectively employ over 660,000 people and… [more]

London Borough of Barnet Corporate Natural Capital Account

13th September 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment

This report was produced by London Borough of Barnet. “In common with all London local authorities, the London Borough of Barnet (LB Barnet) recognises the huge contribution made by green infrastructure to the wellbeing of its residents and the success of its economy. Barnet has always been characterised as a green and leafy borough of low… [more]

Natural Capital Protocol: Case Study for Natura

11th September 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Featured

The company in brief: Natura is the leading multinational Brazilian company operating in the cosmetics, personal care and beauty industries. With its headquarters in São Paulo, the company employs around 6500 staff in eight countries. The company has a Sustainability Vision which assumes the commitment of integrating environmental and social impacts into Natura’s economic results… [more]

Valuing Natural Capital: Applying the Natural Capital Protocol – YES BANK

6th September 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment

This report was produced by YES BANK.  Foreword by Rana Kapoor, Managing Director & CEO YES BANK, Chairman Yes Global Institute. “Natural Capital is the irreplaceable thread that weaves life, culture, economies and lays the foundation for any civilization to grow and prosper. Traditionally, natural assets and ecosystem services have served as the bed rock… [more]