Finance

Attitudes to Natural Capital, Resource Sustainability & Agritech

14th December 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This report was produced by National Australia Bank (NAB).  “Natural capital refers to the natural assets on which our economy depends. It includes the natural resources themselves, the physical, biological and chemical systems that support them, and the services they provide – things like clean water, energy, food and fibre, healthy air, climate regulation. The frame… [more]

Leading Economists Raise Alarm at Vanishing Wealth of Nature

28th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This paper was developed by the Green Economy Coalition.  Top economists show that the decline of nature poses severe threats to continued national and global prosperity Download the full paper at Green Economy Coalition. “New research from a team of Oxford economists, launched at the World Forum on Natural Capital in Edinburgh, has shown that Ministries… [more]

Money Might Grow on Trees: Investing in Natural Capital to Improve Resilience

14th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published at Aldersgate Group.  “As the full extent of the damages from recent natural disasters are calculated across the Caribbean and the Southern United States and Lloyds of London begins paying out $4.5bn of claims, there is a stronger argument than ever to invest in natural capital as a way of improving… [more]

Financial Benefits of Natural Capital Accounting

9th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on International Finance.  “Later this month, Edinburgh will host the World Forum on Natural Capital. This year marks the third time this bi-annual international event has been held in the Scottish capital. For those who may not know, natural capital can be defined as the stock of our natural resources. This… [more]

Sustainable Finance: Can Socially Responsible Investing Mitigate Climate Change?

3rd November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Open Democracy.  “For as long as we live in a capitalist financial system, someone is going to profit while someone else is going to pay. Is it not better that they profit from financing lung cancer breakthroughs rather than tobacco outfitters; from investing in low carbon engines rather than… [more]

It’s Time For The UK To Explore Conservation Finance

2nd November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Ecosystem Marketplace.  “Environmental NGOs, major banks, and strategic consulting groups rarely agree on anything, but almost all agree that our governments haven’t allocated nearly enough money to meeting the climate and conservation challenge – certainly not enough to slow or reverse the trends, and definitely not enough to roll… [more]