Enabling Environment

The Arctic’s Quickening Melt Could Cost the World Economy Trillions of Dollars this Century – Study

26th April 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on News.com.au. “The region’s warmer and wetter shift is melting permafrost under buildings from Siberia to Alaska, raising world sea levels and disrupting temperature patterns further south, the report said. Some 90 scientists contributed to the study commissioned by the Arctic Council, which groups the United States, Russia, Canada, Sweden,… [more]

Natural Capital Valuation and Protection of Marine Megafauna

26th April 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on La Paz Group.  “…In February of this year, the Government of Indonesia granted full protection to manta rays within its nearly 6 million square kilometer exclusive economic zone (EEZ), making it the world’s largest sanctuary for manta rays. This reverses the trend of the past three decades wherein Indonesia… [more]

Natural Capital and Its Role in Investment Risk and Return

25th April 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on The Rockefeller Foundation.  “As we approached The Rockefeller Foundation’s Centennial in 2013, we asked the question—what must we do for the next 100 years to fulfill our enduring mission of improving the well-being of humanity?  Our inescapable conclusion was that preserving the planetary conditions—the climate, ecosystem functions and services,… [more]

Yorkshire Water’s Decision-Making Uses ‘Five Capitals’ Approach

25th April 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Water and Wastewater Treatment. “Yorkshire Water has overhauled its decision-making framework so that it takes quantifiable account of environmental and societal factors when it is evaluating options for its PR19 business plan. Both economic and environmental regulators have in recent times encouraged water companies to consider the effects of… [more]

Natural Capital in Shell’s Sustainability Report

24th April 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This is an extract from Shell’s 2016 Sustainability Report. Natural capital “Natural capital is the value of nature to people, society, businesses, and the economy. The concept of natural capital – and measuring, valuing and accounting for it – is evolving and a topic of interest to many, including governments, non-governmental organisations, financial institutions and… [more]

How India’s Tata is Mainstreaming Natural Capital with the Natural Capital Protocol

24th April 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on GreenBiz.  “…Tata group appreciates the inherent benefits that exist in measuring, assessing and valuing natural and social capital for managing business risks and opportunities. We recognize that if our businesses are to thrive for another couple of centuries (the Tata group will celebrate the 150th year of its existence in 2018),… [more]