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“Natural capital can be defined as both non-renewable and renewable stocks of natural resources and the services they provide, including land, water and air, as well as habitats, minerals, forests, raw materials and the contributions of ecosystems. Natural capital is everything nature offers for “free”.

Bees do not send an invoice for pollinating crops, and forests are mostly valued for the price of timber, rather than taking into account the economic value of all the different ecosystem services they provide such as carbon storage and water filtering. It is certainly a complex exercise to put a value on natural capital, although that value becomes clearer once it becomes scarce…”

Read on at: Investment Week.