Why Natural Capital?

Realizing Tomorrow’s Value: The Emergence of a New Business Practice

27th March 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This report is a product of DNVGL. “How do companies know that their strategy is sustainable? How do you best convince stakeholder – customers and investors – that your company and its products and services offer a truly sustainable source of value? These questions are central to this position paper from DNV GL, which addresses… [more]

Indufor is ‘Leading the Way’ on Forest Capital

23rd March 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Indufor.  “The EU Directive on disclosure of non-financial and diversity information (2014/95/EU) requires large companies, those listed on EU markets or operating in the banking and insurance sectors, to identify and disclose information on the relevant environmental and social impacts by 2018. Together with voluntary reporting commitments, these requirements… [more]

Perfume Manufacturers Must Cope With Scarcity of Precious Supplies

23rd March 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on the Guardian.  “The raw ingredients in famous brands are vulnerable to political upheaval, changes in agricultural practices and natural disasters”. “…The perfume industry is facing a major problem: maintaining constant levels of quality is crucial, but it is increasingly difficult to obtain a regular supply of all the necessary… [more]

Leave Forests Standing to Get Much Greater Value From Them

22nd March 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Daily Nation.  Highlights: By helping regulate rainfall and maintaining soil quality, forests give us productive agricultural lands. By degrading forests in the water towers, wood collectors lost revenues of about Sh1.36 billion a year. “It is not always obvious, but forests offer greater value when they are kept intact… [more]

Access to Nature Reduces Depression & Obesity, Finds European Review of Over 200 Academic Studies

22nd March 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on the Guardian.  “People living close to trees and green spaces are less likely to be obese, inactive, or dependent on anti-depressants, according to a new report. Middle-aged Scottish men with homes in deprived but verdant areas were found to have a death rate 16% lower than their more urban… [more]

Better Business Better World: Executive Summary

21st March 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This report is a product of the Business & Sustainable Development Commission. “2016 has unsettled business leaders everywhere. Whatever one’s political views, uncertainty and the return to a much more nationalist politics in many countries have displaced the assumption of steady global integration. Many commentators have declared that globalisation has already peaked, despite its role… [more]