Agriculture

“Investors Are Now Screening Business For A Social Purpose”

25th May 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Farm Online.  “Investors are now screening business for a social purpose and their interest in sustainability goes further where agriculture is concerned. Environmental economist James Bentley, from National Australia Bank, used that fact as one of many arguments for Australia’s beef industry to move towards scientific and collaborative measurement… [more]

Carbon Dioxide Pollution is Making Rice Less Nutritious & Could Stunt Growth in Millions of Children, Finds Study

25th May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on The Independent. “Experiments on staple crop for two billion people reveal ‘underappreciated risk of burning of fossil fuels and deforestation’ As carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere goes up, the nutritional value of rice will go down, according to an international team of scientists. The finding has serious implications for the health and early development… [more]

How Planting Trees Can Protect Cocoa Plants Against Climate Change

21st May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on the Conversation.  “Worldwide, areas suitable for cocoa production are predicted to shrink by up to 20-30% over the next 30 years. This is because cocoa trees are already struggling to cope with drier, hotter conditions – attributed in large part to climate change. Chocolate, one of the most popular and widely consumed… [more]

American Kestrels Provide Important Ecosystem Services to US Agriculture

15th May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org “America’s smallest raptor, the American kestrel, can boost economies in Michigan and other fruit-growing states, new research shows. It’s the first study to measure regional job creation aided by the activity of native predators. American kestrels range from Alaska to South America. They dine on bugs, small mammals… [more]

How Seeds from War-Torn Syria Could Help Save American Wheat

14th May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Yale Environment 360.  “As temperatures rise, pests and diseases are moving north into the U.S. heartland, killing crops and diminishing yields. To combat this, researchers are turning to a wild grass variety whose seeds were smuggled out of Syria as the bombs fell. When a team of researchers set… [more]

Connecting Finance and Natural Capital: Case Study for Rabobank

14th May 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Featured

The financial institution in brief: Rabobank is a bank by and for customers, a cooperative bank, a socially- responsible bank. Our aim is to be market leader across all financial markets in the Netherlands. We are also committed to being a leading bank in the field of food and agri worldwide. Rabobank is an international… [more]