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Economic Value of Tropical Forest to Coffee Production

6th September 2016
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

Can economic forces be harnessed for biodiversity conservation? The answer hinges on characterizing the value of nature, a tricky business from biophysical, socioeconomic, and ethical perspectives. Although the societal benefits of native ecosystems are clearly immense, they remain largely unquantified for all but a few services. Here, we estimate the value of tropical forest in… [more]

Towards a Common International Classification of Ecosystem Services (CICES) for Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting

5th June 2016
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

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Statement of Common Principles of Materiality of the Corporate Reporting Dialogue

5th April 2016
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

The concept of materiality is pervasive throughout the business, financial, legal and regulatory communities of the world and accordingly there are many definitions and measures of materiality. While each serves different purposes and operates in different contexts, all are definitionally aligned in that material information is any information which is capable of making a difference… [more]

Comparing Natural Capital Accounting Approaches, Data Availability and Data Requirements for Businesses, Governments and Financial Institutions: A Preliminary Overview.

23rd October 2015
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

Objective: This report represents the second year’s main output of the Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) for Business Workstream 1 of the EU Business and Biodiversity (B@B) Platform, Phase 2. The original objective of this 2015 work was to: ‘Investigate natural capital accounting linkages between businesses, governments and financial institutions, with a focus on applications (i.e.… [more]

CDSB Framework for Reporting Environmental Information & Natural Capital: Advancing and Aligning Disclosure of Environmental Information in Mainstream Reports

1st October 2015
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

Purpose The CDSB Framework sets out an approach to reporting environmental information in mainstream reports. Environmental information includes information about the reporting organisation’s: • Natural capital dependencies; • Environmental results; • Environmental risks and opportunities; • Environmental policies, strategies and targets; • Performance against environmental targets. Mainstream reports are the annual reporting packages in which… [more]

Natural and Social Capital Accounting for Finance Teams

1st September 2015
Published under: Enabling Environment

Key insights Natural capital and social capital accounting can help businesses manage risks more effectively Finance teams are increasingly recognising the commercial value of broadening the information upon which decisions are made to include natural and social capital considerations Companies are making use of an increasingly diverse range of metrics to ensure effective assessment of business… [more]