Case Studies

First Peruvian Law Established for Ecosystem Services

17th July 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).  “The Challenge The Cañete River basin in Peru is a crucial source of water for the farmers, rural families, people living in the town of Cañete, and hydropower industries. The water supply is unevenly distributed among these groups, with the ecosystems upstream supplying the… [more]

2nd Edition of the Environmental Impact Valuation as base for a Sustainable Fashion Strategy – HUGO BOSS

10th July 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Featured

This white paper was developed by HUGO BOSS.  “The white paper “The Environmental Impact Valuation as Scientific Basis for a Sustainable Apparel Strategy” published in September 2016 as a result of years of research, development and verification showed the potential of combining well established methods like Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) and the Natural Capital Protocol… [more]

Magpies Recruited to Safeguard Vineyards from Grape-Eating Birds

3rd July 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on New Scientist. “Bring in the big guns. Magpies are being lured in to help ward off smaller birds that feast on grapes. Fruit-eating birds like starlings, rosellas and thrushes cause substantial damage to Australian vineyards, in some cases munching through 80 per cent of the fruit. Farmers try to… [more]

Business Dependence on Ecosystem Services: A Review on Salmon

29th June 2017
Published under: Case Studies

This case study is a product of Wolfs Company.  Executive Summary: Business Dependence on Ecosystem Services: How to Identify Risks & Opportunities? An Ecosystem Services Review on Salmon Aquaculture in Chile. The Challenge “Healthy ecosystems form the basis for numerous business operations. Some industries depend to such a great extent on the services ecosystems provide,… [more]

Natural Capital Protocol: Case Study for Roche

22nd June 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Featured

The company in brief: F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG (Roche) is a Swiss multinational healthcare company headquartered in Basel, operating in the fields of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. As part of their existing sustainability program, Roche identifies environmental risks at a local and global level using an approach called EcoBalance, an internal procedure to measure and manage… [more]

Natural Capital Protocol: Case Study for Yorkshire Water

22nd June 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Featured

The company in brief: Yorkshire Water is a water and waste water services utility company servicing 5m domestic customers and 136,000 business premises in West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, the East Riding of Yorkshire, part of North Lincolnshire, most of North Yorkshire and part of Derbyshire, in England. Why a natural capital assessment? Yorkshire Water, assisted… [more]