Enabling Environment

New World Bank Tool for Sustainable Land Use Management in Rwanda

7th June 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on the World Bank. Story highlights: Data previously used to register land ownership is now being used to track changes in land use and provide information for development planning. Initial findings were a decline in woodlands and increase in settlements and farmland. Map results revealed that dense forest had declined… [more]

Natural Capital: Scotland’s Competitive Edge?

7th June 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on 2020 Climate Group. “…We have seen from elsewhere in the world that many governments’ have recent made significant progress in recognising and placing value on natural capital. However, it is the corporate sector that is blazing a trail on using environmental profit and loss accounting as a key business… [more]

A4S Essential Guide to Social & Human Capital Accounting

6th June 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This guide is a product of The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability (A4S). “This Guide aims to help organizations to integrate social and human capital accounting into business decision making. The Guide focuses on practical examples and suggested tools and guidance for how social and human capital can be integrated into decision making in ways that… [more]

Assessing Impacts on Ecosystem Services Under Various Plausible Oil Palm Expansion Scenarios in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

6th June 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This report was produced by the Center for International Forestry Research.  Key messages: The land-use change caused by oil palm expansion results in adverse impacts on ecosystem functions and services provided by natural forests. This study assesses the impacts of oil palm expansion on key ecosystem services and analyzes the trade-offs among ecosystem services under four… [more]

How Businesses Can Manage Risks and Opportunities from Natural Capital

6th June 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on: Network for Business Sustainability.  “A paradigm shift is underway. Once, businesses saw nature as a provider of free resources to be used as an input to production. Waste was dumped into water without thinking of the impact to those downstream; timber was harvested without concern for reforestation due to the… [more]

How Big Data will Revolutionize the Global Food Chain – McKinsey

5th June 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on McKinsey&Company. “…Cutting postharvest losses in half would produce enough food to feed a billion more people. Global food waste and loss cost $940 billion a year, have a carbon footprint of 4.4 Gt CO2-equivalent (more than 8 percent of global greenhouse-gas emissions), and a blue-water footprint of about 250 cubic… [more]