Register here for the Business Breakfast Briefing on the Natural Capital Protocol

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The natural capital approach – through which we measure, value and account for nature in political and economic decision-making – is gaining considerable traction in the private sector as businesses seek to minimise risk and maximise opportunities by better managing their impacts and dependencies on natural capital.

The Natural Capital Protocol – a framework designed to help generate trusted, credible, and actionable information for business managers to inform decisions – was launched in July 2016 at Chartered Accountants’ Hall in London. It has been developed by the Natural Capital Coalition, a group of prominent international businesses including Shell, Coca-Cola, Nestle, Olam International, Arcadis, Cemex, Deloitte, PwC and Tata, and major organisations such the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, European Commission, the IUCN, Conservation International and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Irish businesses are invited to attend a Business Breakfast Briefing to learn about this new initiative from the people who have developed and used it.


The Briefing is being hosted by Bank of Ireland, 2 Burlington Plaza, Dublin 4, and will take place from 7.30am to 9am on Tuesday 4th October. It is being organised as part of the Irish Forum on Natural Capital’s 2016 conference, Making Nature Count. It will be led by Mark Gough, Executive Director of the Natural Capital Coalition, and feature presentations from organisations that have piloted the Natural Capital Protocol.

A limited number of places are available. Secure yours by purchasing a Corporate Package below: this includes an invitation to the Breakfast Briefing and a transferrable ticket to the conference itself, which can be passed on to another member of your organisation as required.

What businesses are saying:

  • Liz Barber, Group Director of Finance and Regulation, Kelda Group (Yorkshire Water): “It is increasingly apparent that traditional financial accounting practices are failing to recognise all relevant business impacts and risks. The Natural Capital Protocol is a real world first in bringing structure and a standardised common framework for natural capital assessment.”
  • Chris Brown, Vice President – Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Olam International (UK) Ltd: “I believe business and commerce should use the Natural Capital Protocol to embed the holistic decision making necessary to not only manage risk, but more importantly deliver corporate culture change.”
  • Connie Hensler, Director, Corporate LCA Programs, Interface: “[By undertaking a natural capital assessment, we] learned where [our] most important impacts and vulnerabilities are, and this provided a clear focus for driving improvement in the company’s impact”.

Learn more about natural capital for business in Natural Capital Coalition blogs from PwC, EY, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, eftec, Restore the Earth Foundation, the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and Trucost.

Register for the briefing here.