Measure & Value

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]

How To Retool Our Concept of Value

20th April 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on nature. “What we value and how we value it is one of the most contested, misunderstood and important ideas in economics. Economist Mariana Mazzucato’s comprehensive The Value of Everything explores how ideas about what value is, where it comes from and how it should be distributed have changed in the past… [more]

Natural Capital Accounting for the Sustainable Development Goals: Current & Potential Uses & Steps Forward

11th April 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This report was originally published by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. “Natural Capital Accounting provide a practical framework of valuable aspects, lessons learned and practices that can be used in developing and implementing the policies or governance arrangements needed to achieve the SDGs, on a country level. From the literature on SDGs and examples discussed… [more]

Finance Sector Supplement to the Natural Capital Protocol: Case Study for BNP Paribas Asset Management

11th April 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Featured,Protocol Case Studies

The financial institution in brief: BNP Paribas Asset Management is the investment management arm of BNP Paribas, one of the world’s major financial institutions. Managing and advising EUR 569 billion in assets as at 31 December 2017, BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) offers a comprehensive range of active, passive and quantitative investment solutions covering… [more]

The Nature of Natural Capital & Ecosystem Income

9th April 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published in Handbook of Environmental Economics. “The natural capital concept is generating broad interest that extends well beyond economists. Economics has a long history of applying capital theory to natural resources. However, measurement of the value of ecosystems has mostly focused on income flows rather than valuing stocks of natural assets. While,… [more]

The Unappreciated Economic Value of Environmental Stewardship

5th April 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Anthropocene Magazine.  “Think about the ways that nature generates economic value. Resources probably jump to mind first: lumber to be harvested, fish to be caught commercially. Then recreational hunting and fishing, and ecotourism too. If you’re of an ecomodernist bent, there’s the value of ecosystem services such as clean… [more]