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]

Economic Viability of the National-Scale Forestation Program: The Case of Success in the Republic of Korea

8th December 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published in Ecosystem Services.  Highlights: The Republic of Korea (ROK) succeeded in its goal of national forestation. The economic viability of the forestation program in the ROK was investigated. The net present value and benefit-cost ratio were 54,316 million $ and 5.84. This economic viability was supported by additional measures for… [more]

‘We Haven’t Even Scratched the Surface’: Insights from the World Forum on Natural Capital

4th December 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Featured

This article was originally published on Sustainable Brands. “Factoring the value of nature into governance and corporate decision-making is not an easy task, but governments and businesses are starting to recognize the importance of natural capital accounting. According to the Natural Capital Coalition, 68 countries are looking to produce natural capital accounts, while 10 percent of WBCSD member… [more]

Greater London Authority Releases Natural Capital Account for London

24th November 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This report was prepared for the Greater London Authority, the National Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Executive Summary “Context: Londoners live in one of the greenest cities of its size in the world. They have access to an extensive network of public parks and green spaces, though this access varies locally. A greater understanding… [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]

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]