Enabling Environment

Current State of Seagrass Ecosystem Services: Research & Policy Integration

12th October 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published in Ocean & Coastal Management. Highlights: Seagrass ecosystem services (SGES) research suffers from three main research biases. Geographical bias: research has been mostly limited to chartered areas. Service type bias: cultural services remain understudied. Discipline bias: economic and social aspects of SES need more attention. The operationalization of SGES will need… [more]

Integrated Value: What It Is, What It’s Not & Why It’s Important

11th October 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on the Huffington Post.  “Integrated value is, I believe, the next evolution on the long and winding path describing business’s wider role in society, which began with corporate philanthropy (in the 1870s, if not before) and corporate social responsibility (since the 1930s), and has, along the way, incorporated concepts and… [more]

WBCSD Release Leadership Program 2017 Summary Report

10th October 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This report is a product of WBCSD.  The WBCSD Leadership Program is a unique professional and leadership development opportunity aiming to provide current and future business leaders with an in-depth understanding of the sustainability challenges and opportunities that will feed into their strategic decision-making. As sustainable businesses will be more successful in the future, it’s… [more]

Filtering Shrimp & Other Crustaceans Keep Waters Fresh & Clean

9th October 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on National Geographic.  “Many people want to help protect our oceans—but what about our lakes, streams, ponds, and rivers? Despite making up less than half a percent of the world’s total water supply, freshwater is the lifeblood of human civilizations and critical aquatic ecosystems. Fortunately for us, there is a diverse array… [more]

European Research Project PEGASUS Launch Agricultural & Forestry Land Project

3rd October 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on PEGASUS. “PEGASUS is a European research project aiming to develop innovative approaches and new ways of thinking about the way farmland and forests are managed in order to stimulate a long-lasting improvement in the provision of public goods and ecosystem services from agricultural and forest land in the EU. EU’s… [more]

Cities Should Think About Trees As Public Health Infrastructure

3rd October 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Fast Company.  “Planting trees is an incredibly cheap and simple way to improve the well-being of people in a city. A novel idea: Public health institutions should be financing urban greenery to support well-being and air quality. Think of a tree-lined street in the midst of a busy city.… [more]