Enabling Environment

Defra to Fund £10m Peatland Restoration Scheme

19th April 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Water Briefing. “The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs has announced details of a £10 million grant scheme to restore England’s iconic peatlands which has been launched by the Government today – the peatlands provide 70 per cent of drinking water. The £10 million will be available for… [more]

The Only Thing Protecting Vietnam’s Rice Production from Rising Seas is a Type of Tree

19th April 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on the BBC.  “…Rising sea levels threaten to drown the Mekong Delta, which produces the majority of Vietnam’s rice. The only thing standing between the country and the ocean is a tree. …Vietnam is in danger. Rising sea levels pose a huge threat to this coastal country. In less than… [more]

Restoring Natural Capital: Science, Business, & Practice

19th April 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on ResearchGate. “How can environmental degradation be stopped? How can it be reversed? And how can the damage already done be repaired? The authors of this volume argue that a two-pronged approach is needed: reducing demand for ecosystem goods and services and better management of them, coupled with an increase… [more]

VanEck Launches First U.S.-Listed Fixed-Income Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) for Green Bonds

18th April 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on GreenBiz. “President Donald Trump has made his support for fossil fuel projects clear, but that hasn’t thwarted investors’ appetite for a financial instrument known as green bonds. Case in point, last month VanEck launched the first U.S.-listed fixed-income exchange-traded fund (ETF) for green bonds, the VanEck Vectors Green Bond… [more]

Interdisciplinarity: Bring Biologists into Biomimetics

12th April 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Nature.  “Engineers, chemists and others taking inspiration from biological systems for human applications must team up with biologists, writes Emilie Snell-Rood. In the late 1940s, Swiss engineer George de Mestral was inspired to invent Velcro after picking burrs from the fur of his dog. Five decades later, Japanese engineer… [more]

Is Your Nonfinancial Performance Revealing the True Value of your Business to Investors?

11th April 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This report is a product of EY.  “Executive Summary: EY member firms are able to conclude from several years of research of ESG reporting that there is a global trend toward increased interest in nonfinancial information on the part of investment professionals. But the question we continue to seek to answer is whether ESG information is,… [more]