Protocol Application Program

Natural Capital Protocol Application Program

The Natural Capital ‘Protocol Application Program’ was set up to support businesses as they apply the Natural Capital Protocol and sector guides.

The Protocol provides a standardized framework for business to identify, measure and value their impacts and dependencies on natural capital. The Protocol Application Program supported businesses through regular webinars and materials, as well helping to introduce them to trainers and technical advisors who helped them to improve their decision making. It also provided a structured approach to collecting feedback and generating case studies to encourage further uptake of the Protocol.

The Program was run by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) on behalf of the Coalition.

100 businesses took part in the Program as well as an equal number of Trainer & technical advisor companies. The program had a broad global coverage including business participants based in 40 countries ranging from Australia to Zambia.

The final event in the Program, a Face to Face event, was held in London on 13 June 2017.

The trainers and technical advisors identified as part of this program are listed here.

Case Studies from the Protocol Application Program are available here:

A number of leading businesses recently completed Case Studies, demonstrating how they have applied the Natural Capital Protocol to make a natural capital assessment. Strong outcomes have been achieved in a number of areas, with companies completing “Scoping”, “Measure & Value” and “Apply” stages depending on their business needs. Case Studies such as these provide an opportunity not only to demonstrate where businesses have made progress, but also to share advice and insight to inform and influence others in their sector

Webinar Series

Below you can view recordings of the Protocol Application Webinars:

Introductory Video

Scoping an Assessment and Beyond

Measuring & Valuing Natural Capital