Social Capital

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]

Integrating Supply & Social Demand in Ecosystem Services Assessment: A Review

28th March 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper is a product of Elsevier.  Highlights Studies have increasingly integrated supply and social demand in ecosystem services (ES) assessment. Consumption, preference, or economic value indicators are often used to quantify ES demand. Mapping is often combined with participatory methods or modeling in the integrated assessment of ES supply–demand. Different spatial distribution or scale… [more]

Assistant Vice President of Tata Sustainability Group on how Tata is Applying the Natural Capital Protocol

2nd March 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Featured

This article was originally published on Alternative Perspectives. “…Leading Tata companies such as Tata Power, Tata Steel, Tata Chemicals, Tata Motors and Tata Coffee have applied the Natural Capital Protocol to assess and value Natural Capital. The initial outcome has been encouraging. Tata Steel and Tata Chemicals were able to get insights to prioritise their… [more]

Tata Partners with Natural Capital Coalition to Drive Sustainability Goals

28th February 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Ethical Corporation.  “The Tata Group, which has long enjoyed a reputation for corporate good works, was one of India’s first movers on sustainability. Now, says Shankar Venkateswaran, chief of Tata Sustainability Group, “we feel we’re on top of the basic materiality issues, and we’re starting to think more about… [more]

Public Support for Wetland Restoration: What is the Link With Ecosystem Service Values?

1st February 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper is a product of the Official Scholarly Journal of the Society of Wetland Scientists. “Abstract: Fostering public support for wetland restoration is essential for long-term sustainable management and use of wetland areas. This paper explores the socio-cultural dimension of wetland restoration, by looking at the importance of wetland ecosystem services for different user groups.… [more]

3 Ways Conservation Efforts Can Promote Peace

15th December 2016
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Conservation International‘s blog Human Nature. “Illegally mined minerals and timber stripped from Africa’s forests have financed some of the continent’s most brutal wars. Similarly, the illegal ivory trade has been linked to terrorist groups that pose a global threat. In South Asia — home to three of the most densely… [more]