Long-Term Study Reveals One Invasive Insect Can Change A Forest Bird Community

24th May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on ScienceDaily.  “Eastern hemlock forests have been declining due to a non-native insect pest, the hemlock woolly adelgid. A new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications presents some of the best long-term data showing how the decline of a single tree species (eastern hemlock) leads to the disappearance of birds specialized to… [more]

Connecting Finance and Natural Capital, Case Study for eftec: Natural Capital Statements

23rd April 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Featured

The financial institution in brief: eftec is the leading environmental economics consultancy in the UK, supporting investment and management decisions with sound economics since 1992. We have worked on over 500 projects with corporate, public policy and non- governmental clients. We provide a bridge between the academic research and applied work and are considered pioneers… [more]

Connecting Finance and Natural Capital: Case Study for ASN Bank

23rd April 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Featured

  The financial institution in brief: ASN Bank from The Netherlands is a retail bank that was founded in 1960. It has €15 billion Euro under management. Dominant asset classes are: mortgages, governments, renewable energy, healthcare, water management, green bonds, investment funds (listed companies). ASN Bank is part of the Dutch Volksbank group which has… [more]

Connecting Finance and Natural Capital: Case Study for Kepler Cheuvreux

21st April 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Featured,Protocol Case Studies

The financial institution in brief: Kepler Cheuvreux is an independent European Financial services company specialized in advisory services and intermediation to the investment management industry. As part of the equity research team, the ESG (environmental, social and governance) team provides support and analysis on these topics to its investor clients. Why use natural capital thinking?… [more]

A Protocol for an Intercomparison of Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services Models Using Harmonized Land-Use & Climate Scenarios

17th April 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Biorxiv. “Abstract: To support the assessments of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the IPBES Expert Group on Scenarios and Models is carrying out an intercomparison of biodiversity and ecosystem services models using harmonized scenarios (BES-SIM). The goals of BES-SIM are: (1) to project the… [more]

Climate Change Mitigation Should Be Viewed As Business Opportunity, Says London Stock Exchange

12th April 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on  “London Stock Exchange Group sustainability manager Sara Lovisolo says the technical work behind the opportunities offered by climate action is weaker than measuring mitigation Speaking at a Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) event in London on Monday (9 April), Sara Lovisolo said the economic opportunities offered by sustainable business… [more]