Growing business value in an environmentally challenged economyThrough a series of case studies Trucost shed light on the power of natural capital data to provide the insights companies need to build resilience into their value chains and identify new modes of operation in the transition to a low carbon, resource efficient economy.

Key messages:

  • Natural capital data insights routinely inform key business questions along the value chain: How could volatile commodity markets impact my profits? How could resource constraints disrupt operations and strand assets? How can I capitalize on growing demand for green products? How can I benefit from circular economy business opportunities?
  • Quantifying environmental resource impacts and dependencies – from pollution to natural resources – and integrating shadow prices in decision making provides vital insights to help companies manage natural capital impacts and dependencies.  For many, it is a risk management strategy, a way to identify high impact environmental issues, assets, regions and value chain segments – and talk about risk in the language of business: dollars and cents. For others, it is a way to build the business case for energy efficiency, water conservation and sustainable resource management. Leading companies are taking the insights a step further and using natural capital data insights to inform business decisions along the value chain in order to identify resilient strategies and innovative transformations that best position their business models for a low carbon, resource efficient future – and demonstrate the shared value they are creating for stakeholders and customers.

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Download case studies (pdf): Growing Business Value in an Environmentally Challenged Economy