Finance

“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]

Global Insurance Industry Steps Up to Turn Ocean Risk Into Resilience

21st May 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on NewsDeeply. “At the Ocean Risk Summit in Bermuda, experts gathered to advance a new model for how insurance and reinsurance companies can leverage their products and balance sheets to restore marine ecosystems and slow climate change impacts. When Hurricane Irma smashed into the British Virgin Islands last September at speeds… [more]

Insurance Turns to Coral Reefs & Mangroves as Ocean Risks Surge

15th May 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Thompson Reuters Foundation.  “Coral reefs, mangroves and even some fish could soon have their own insurance policies as the industry seeks new ways to boost protection for those affected by the ocean changes wrought by climate change. Warmer sea temperatures have led to more intense storms in the Atlantic… [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]

WSJ: Catastrophe Losses Have ‘All But Wiped Out Profits’ For Reinsurers

14th May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on the Wall Street Journal.  “One morning last September, Dwayne Elgin unbolted the front door of his home on the island of St. Martin and gazed upon a wasteland of flipped cars, uprooted trees and flattened homes. Irma, the strongest Atlantic hurricane on record, had laid waste to the Caribbean island… [more]

Any Way You Look At It, Biodiversity Is A Sound Investment

10th May 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Faunalytics. “…To address these issues and more, The UN composed the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, which set twenty major targets. These are also known as the Aichi Targets, named after the Japanese Prefecture. This essay could best be described as an economic cost-benefit analysis of meeting the Aichi Targets.… [more]