Investment

“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]

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]

Lives In the Balance As UN Debates Climate Finance To Transition to Green Economy

10th May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org “Behind wrangling at UN climate talks over financial aid for poor countries dealing with increasingly extreme weather and bracing for worse to come, real-world projects that can save livelihoods—and sometimes lives -– are queued up, waiting for approval and money. Rich countries are slowly opening the spigots to… [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]

Philadelphia Bets Millions That Restoring Mussels in the Delaware River Basin Can Improve Water Quality

9th May 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on State Impact. “Freshwater mussels function as nature’s water treatment plants. Each animal can filter up to 600 gallons of water per month. Working together, they can dramatically clean the water of the rivers they live in. But the Delaware River Basin is running out of them. And the ones left… [more]

How Can We Encourage Private Investment In Sustainable Water Projects?

8th May 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “…Jennifer Wu, director of BlackRock Sustainable Investing, said that many investors are interested in investing in water-related issues, but they want to know more about the social and environmental effects their investments will have. The problem, said Wu, is that there are a lot of inconsistencies in how… [more]