Protocol Application Program

Natural Capital Protocol Application Program

The Natural Capital ‘Protocol Application Program’ has been set up to support businesses as they apply the Natural Capital Protocol and sector guides.

The Protocol provides a standardized framework for business to identify, measure and value their impacts and dependencies on natural capital. The Protocol Application Program will support businesses through regular webinars and materials, as well helping to introduce them to trainers and technical advisors who can help them improve their decision making. It will also provide a structured approach to collecting feedback and generating case studies to encourage further uptake of the Protocol.

The Program is run by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) on behalf of the Coalition.

There are now over 100 business participants in the Program as well as an equal number of Trainer & technical advisor companies. The program has a broad global coverage including business participants based in 40 countries ranging from Australia to Zambia.

The final event in the Program, a Face to Face event, will be held in London on 13 June 2017, and is open to businesses. If you would like more details of this event, please click here. For further details of the Program you can also email

Case Studies from the Protocol Application Program are available here:

A number of leading businesses recently completed Case Studies, demonstrating how they have applied the Natural Capital Protocol to make a natural capital assessment. Strong outcomes have been achieved in a number of areas, with companies completing “Scoping”, “Measure & Value” and “Apply” stages depending on their business needs. Case Studies such as these provide an opportunity not only to demonstrate where businesses have made progress, but also to share advice and insight to inform and influence others in their sector

Webinar Series

Below you can view recordings of the Protocol Application Webinars:

Introductory Video

Scoping an Assessment and Beyond

Measuring & Valuing Natural Capital