The Nature Conservancy

Mark Tercek: Investing In Nature 101

16th October 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published in Forbes.  “Nine years ago, I said goodbye to Wall Street and became an investment banker for nature. After a 24-year career at Goldman Sachs where I was a partner and led a number of key business units, I left the firm to become president and CEO of The Nature… [more]

Nairobi Water Fund: Investing in Water

12th October 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on The Nature Conservancy.  “The Tana River supplies 95 percent of the water for Nairobi’s 4 million residents, and for another 5 million people living in the watershed. It also feeds one of the country’s most important agricultural areas and provides half of the country’s hydropower output. With Nairobi contributing 60… [more]

Cities Should Think About Trees As Public Health Infrastructure

3rd October 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Fast Company.  “Planting trees is an incredibly cheap and simple way to improve the well-being of people in a city. A novel idea: Public health institutions should be financing urban greenery to support well-being and air quality. Think of a tree-lined street in the midst of a busy city.… [more]

Fierce Hurricane Season Again Shows Value of Natural Flood Barriers

29th September 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on The Pew Charitable Trusts.  “Wherever it rains, it can flood. After seeing the intensity of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria—Harvey alone dumped 33 trillion gallons of rain on Texas—coastal and inland areas around the country are seeking ways to better withstand floods. And one way to do that is to preserve… [more]

Scientists Say Damage to Florida’s Coral Reef has Made the State More Vulnerable to Storm Surges – Washington Post

13th September 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on The Washington Post.  “As we begin to piece together the damage from Hurricane Irma in Florida, scientists are pointing to an environmental factor that may have made the storm’s impact worse: the ongoing loss of coral on the state’s increasingly threatened barrier reef. At 360 miles long, the Florida Reef Tract… [more]

The Big Payoff From Restoring Coastal Wetlands When Hurricanes Strike

11th September 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on News Deeply. Marine scientist Michael Beck says that an analysis of hurricane-related economic losses shows that conserving and restoring coastal reefs, wetlands and mangroves can prevent flooding and save hundreds of millions of dollars. “In just two weeks, Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, killing at least 70 people on the Gulf Coast,… [more]