Social Capital

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]

Water industry Must Not Overlook Natural, Social & Human Capital in Business Planning to Address Myriad of Challenges, Says AECOM

5th May 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on the Institute of Water.  “The water industry must consider natural, social and human capital in addition to financial capital in its business planning if it is to successfully address the myriad of challenges it faces over the coming years, according to global infrastructure services firm AECOM. Natural, human and… [more]

Natural, Human & Social Capital Will Help to Build Resilience in Water Industry

3rd May 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Energy & Environment Management.  “The water industry must consider natural, social and human capital in addition to financial capital in its business planning if it is to successfully address the myriad of challenges it faces over the coming years. Natural, human and social capital are not typically included in… [more]

Circular Economy & the Natural Capital Protocol ‘Give the UK the Opportunity to Become Leaders in Infrastructure’

29th March 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

Robert Spencer, director of sustainability at AECOM, writes about the need for adopting circular economy and natural capital approaches in the built environment. This article was originally published on Infrastructure Intelligence.  “Organisations in the infrastructure sector continue to show growing interest in sustainability and climate resilience when planning major developments and 2017 could see a… [more]