Measure & Value

The Relationship between Social Value Principles and the Natural Capital Protocol

16th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Featured

This discussion paper was developed by Social Value UK.  “Approaches to understanding and valuing social and environmental value have evolved considerably in recent years. Two principal frameworks are Social Value International’s Social Value Framework, which primarily focuses on social value, and the Natural Capital Coalition’s Protocol, which primarily focuses on natural capital. By understanding these… [more]

Comprehending the Multiple ‘Values’ of Green Infrastructure – Valuing Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Water Management from Multiple Perspectives

15th November 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in Environmental Research.  “Highlights:  We compare different attempts to evaluate the benefits of urban greening options. Economic valuations of different hypothetical development scenarios are reported. Two schemes incorporating Nature Based Solutions were assessed for viability. Developer profits were reduced despite residents’ willingness to pay for greening. Developers are unlikely to… [more]

Integrated Reporting as an Internal Mechanism for Organisational Change

13th November 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This Master Thesis was written by Valerie Sydry, MSc Global Business and Sustainability Rotterdam School of Management. “Executive Summary: As organisations acknowledge that they operate within a broader social and biophysical environment, and need to embrace a wider system of sustainability concerns, accordingly, their reporting practices need to change. In response, integrated reporting, a new reporting practice… [more]

EU and China Deepen Collaboration on Environmental Policies & Natural Capital Accounting

7th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This press release was originally released on Europe.eu. “On 1 November 2017 the Delegation of the European Union and Chinese authorities launched the new project “Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services” in Beijing. The EU and China’s economic prosperity are underpinned by their natural capital, i.e. its biodiversity, including ecosystems that provide essential… [more]

Non Monetary Values: How to Value Landscapes (Video)

3rd November 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This video is a product of OPERAs Project.  “For Millennia, humans have changed landscapes to fit their needs, but the recent, dramatic shifts in population and technology, mean that landscapes are changing at a greater speed and scale than ever before. It is urgent therefore that we figure out how best to accommodate the people… [more]

Operationalising Ecosystem Services for Effective Management of Protected Areas: Experiences & Challenges

2nd November 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in Ecosystem Services.  Highlights: We implemented 41 PES in 21 Natura 2000 sites in Italy. Stakeholder involvement was important to implement PES. We evaluated management effectiveness before and after the implementation of PES. PES increased the management effectiveness of Natura 2000 sites. We discuss general challenges of operationalising ES in… [more]