Social Capital

Coalition December Newsletter

12th December 2017
Published under: Featured,Natural Capital Coalition

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Natural Capital Protocol Shapes Yorkshire Water’s Asset & Land Management Strategies

7th December 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Featured

This article was originally published on the World Forum on Natural Capital.  “Yorkshire Water is one of the UK’s largest water companies, providing 5 million domestic customers and 140,000 businesses with 1.3 billion litres of clean water every day. To do this, it’s vital that we manage our 671 treatment works, 83,000km of pipework and… [more]

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]

Ecosystem Services Provided by Biocrusts: From Ecosystem Functions to Social Values

27th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published in Journal of Arid Environments. “Abstract: Dryland ecosystems usually show low productivity, considerable water losses and land degradation problems associated with soil erosion. Most bare-looking areas in these ecosystems are covered by biocrusts, which represent an important nitrogen and carbon sink and provide essential ecosystem services. However, until now no studies analyzed the role of biocrusts… [more]

A4S Essential Guide to Social & Human Capital Accounting

6th June 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This guide is a product of The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability (A4S). “This Guide aims to help organizations to integrate social and human capital accounting into business decision making. The Guide focuses on practical examples and suggested tools and guidance for how social and human capital can be integrated into decision making in ways that… [more]

In Parched South Africa, Herders Find Ally in Nature

22nd May 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Conservation International‘s Human Nature Blog.  “South Africa recently suffered its worst drought in recorded history, with devastating consequences for communities and wildlife in the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere, which borders the famed Kruger National Park. The biosphere, designated by UNESCO in 2001, covers more than 2 million hectares (4.9… [more]