Risks & Opportunities

Managerial Views of Corporate Impacts and Dependencies on Ecosystem Services: A Case of International and Domestic Forestry Companies in China

2nd October 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Journal of Business Ethics.  “A line of research is emerging investigating the private sector impacts and dependencies on critical biodiversity and ecosystem services, and related business risks and opportunities. While the ecosystem services narrative is being forwarded globally as a key paradigm for promoting business sustainability, there is scarce knowledge… [more]

Sustainable Insurance: The Emerging Agenda for Supervisors and Regulators

11th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This report was developed by The Sustainable Insurance Forum, The UN Environment Inquiry & UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance. Executive Summary:  “Key sustainability factors are now recognized as potentially significant for the success, safety and soundness of the insurance sector – inspiring reactions by supervisors and regulators. In its role as risk manager, risk carrier and investor,… [more]

Business Dependence on Ecosystem Services: A Review on Salmon

29th June 2017
Published under: Case Studies

This case study is a product of Wolfs Company.  Executive Summary: Business Dependence on Ecosystem Services: How to Identify Risks & Opportunities? An Ecosystem Services Review on Salmon Aquaculture in Chile. The Challenge “Healthy ecosystems form the basis for numerous business operations. Some industries depend to such a great extent on the services ecosystems provide,… [more]

Natural Capital Protocol: Case Study for Skanska

22nd June 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Featured,Protocol Case Studies

The company in brief: Skanska is one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups. The company helps finance, design, construct and maintain buildings including schools, offices and hospitals and infrastructure such as roads and rail. Within its 2020 ’Accounting for Sustainability’ strategy, Skanska UK set the ambitious target of embedding the natural capital… [more]

Natural Capital Protocol: Case Study for Novartis

22nd June 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Featured,Protocol Case Studies

The company in brief: Novartis is a multinational pharmaceutical company based in Switzerland, and one of the largest pharmaceutical companies by both market cap and sales. Novartis develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products, providing solutions for patients worldwide. The company operates in the segments of innovative pharmaceuticals, eyecare, generics, vaccines/diagnostics and consumer health. Why a… [more]

Mark Carney and Michael Bloomberg on How to Make a Profit from Defeating Climate Change

14th December 2016
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on the Guardian.  “From rising sea levels to more severe storms and more intense droughts, climate change will present serious risks to, and create major opportunities for, nearly every industry. Citizens, consumers, businesses, governments, and international organisations are all taking action. And entrepreneurs are developing disruptive technologies that will create… [more]