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This report is a product of the European Commission’s Business @ Biodiversity Platform.


“The 2016 Natural Capital Accounting workstream final report on ‘Net Impact’ was launched at the B@B Annual Conference in The Hague on 23 November 2016. The document provides an overview of the concept of ‘Net Impact’ and explains its extensive links with Natural Capital Accounting and wider sustainability concepts such as the circular economy and green infrastructure. ‘Net Impact’ is also considered in relation to its relevance at a company, product and site/project level, as well as from a business, government and financial institution perspective.

The report finds that there are considerable potential advantages for businesses and global sustainability if net impact approaches become more widely adopted. However, requirements and incentives for businesses and financial institutions to apply net impact assessments structures need to be enhanced.

Click here to read the full report.

Learn more about Net Impact with SustainValue’s briefing paper: ‘Net Impact: Ten Things All Businesses Should Know‘.

On May 24, 2017, SustainValue and Consciam will be hosting the conference: Net Impact Approaches: Bringing the strands together in collaboration with ClimateCare.

More information on the report is available at European Commission’s Business @ Biodiversity Platform.