Case Studies

Economic Value of the Pest Control Service Provided by Brazilian Free-Tailed Bats in South-Central Texas

31st March 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper is a product of Frontiers in Ecology and Environment Journal.  “Abstract: Brazilian free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) form enormous summer breeding colonies, mostly in caves and under bridges, in south-central Texas and northern Mexico. Their prey includes several species of adult insects whose larvae are known to be important agricultural pests, including the corn… [more]

Brazilian Water Company Demonstrates Return on Investment for Nature Based Solutions

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

This article was originally published on International Water Association. “Balneário Camboriú is both a famous Brazilian beach destination and a water supply management puzzle. The population of the city is just 170,000 year-round but swells to over 800,000 during the summer high season. Like many water utilities facing growing demand and an uncertain climate, the… [more]

Putting a Value on the Ecosystem Services Provided by Forests in Canada: Case Studies on Natural Capital and Conservation

23rd March 2017
Published under: Case Studies

This report was originally published on Nature Conservancy Canada.  Introduction Effective conservation protects and restores nature for species, including people. Conserving natural ecosystems such as forests, wetlands and grasslands helps to protect important species and habitats and maintain essential ecological processes. Conservation also provides a benchmark to monitor future environmental change. There has been increasing… [more]

Research Shows Bats Are a Natural Pest Control

22nd March 2017
Published under: Case Studies

This article was originally published on Zoutpansberger. “A collaborative research project between Green Farms Nut Company (GFNC), South Africa’s largest privately owned processor and marketer of macadamia nuts, four of their suppliers, the macadamia industry body SAMAC, and the University of Venda (Univen) is proving the commercial value to the industry of using bats and birds to… [more]

Roche Natural Capital Protocol Pilot: Summary Report

22nd March 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Featured,Protocol Case Studies

Natural Capital Assessment of Roche’s Swiss operational sites James Spurgeon (Sustain Value) and Christopher Earl (Roche), February 2017 Introduction As part of its commitment to sustainability, in 2015/2016 Roche1 undertook a deep dive pilot of the Natural Capital Protocol with technical support from Sustain Value2. The aim was to both help inform development of the Protocol,… [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]