Enabling Environment

With King IV, Multicapitalism Goes Mainstream

30th November 2016
Published under: Enabling Environment

  This article was originally published on Sustainable Brands.  “Last week, the Institute of Directors South Africa (IoDSA) released the King IV Report on Corporate Governance, the long-awaited update to King III, published in 2009. As most readers here will know, South Africa has been a leader in corporate sustainability reporting, having mandated such reporting… [more]

Let’s Talk Business: Bridging the Gap Between the Financial World and the Natural

29th November 2016
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Greenbiz.  “…Last week, Let’s Talk Business! – a natural capital conference in The Hague organized by Platform BEE (Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Economy), aimed to address this missing link between the natural world and the financial world by bringing together the combined force of the financial institutions, corporates, academia and… [more]

Indonesia – Using Natural Capital Sustainably to Achieve Development Goals

29th November 2016
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This brief was originally published by Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES).  “How can Indonesia utilise its natural resources sustainably to achieve development goals when it faces increasingly severe natural disasters and a soaring population? Natural resources and the environment play significant roles in Indonesia’s development, and failure to address sustainability issues… [more]

Protection of Ghanaian Forest is Most Economically Beneficial Outcome

28th November 2016
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on IUCN NL.  “Changing the protection status of the Atewa forest range in Ghana to a national park with surrounding buffer zone is the most economically beneficial outcome. This is indicated by an ecosystem valuation study presented at the Dutch Embassy in Ghana today. The study was commissioned by IUCN… [more]

Natural Capital and Farming like ‘Peas in a Pod’

28th November 2016
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on FG Insight.  Speakers at the LEAF annual conference said the farming industry should focus on so-called ’Natural Capital’ to replace CAP. “The current status quo of farming is not sustainable and the industry must help shape a new agricultural policy which would see food production and the protection of… [more]

The Search for Sustainability in Financial Markets: Carbon Bubbles, Shifting Tectonic Paradigms, and Natural Capital Coalitions

28th November 2016
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

“This article analyses the issues in the search for greater sustainability in financial markets. Presently one of the greatest challenges facing financial markets are the consequences of climate change. The impact of climate change is direct in financial markets with regard to the trillions of dollars of carbon assets that are now stranded in the… [more]