Risks & Opportunities

White Paper: Value Creation with Natural Capital: An Expedition by Finance & Business

30th April 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

A White Paper has now been issued based on the results of the Expeditions Finance & Natural Capital. VBDO, CREM and NextGreen have combined their expertise for the realization of the White Paper and the Expeditions. There has also been close collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. Whitepaper Bundles Results Natural Capital Expeditions… [more]

‘Failing to Address Natural Capital Degradation Poses Risks Not Only to Health & Environment, But Also to Economic Growth, & Political & Financial Stability’ – European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

20th April 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Featured

This article was originally published on The European Sting. “Environmental risks to the economy cannot be ignored. The 2018 annual Global Risks Report of the World Economic Forum shows that 5 of the top 10 most likely risks are either environmental, or directly linked to environmental degradation. Extreme weather events, climate change, man-made environmental disasters,… [more]

Connecting Finance and Natural Capital: Case Study for ACTIAM

20th April 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Featured,Protocol Case Studies

The financial institution in brief: ACTIAM is a responsible and impact investor with EUR 54.1 billion assets under management (December 2017). Our main clients include pension funds, insurance companies, investment funds and banks. Within our investment decisions three focus themes play an important role: climate, water and land. ACTIAM believes that the natural capital risks… [more]

Managerial Views of Corporate Impacts and Dependencies on Ecosystem Services: A Case of International and Domestic Forestry Companies in China

2nd October 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Journal of Business Ethics.  “A line of research is emerging investigating the private sector impacts and dependencies on critical biodiversity and ecosystem services, and related business risks and opportunities. While the ecosystem services narrative is being forwarded globally as a key paradigm for promoting business sustainability, there is scarce knowledge… [more]

Sustainable Insurance: The Emerging Agenda for Supervisors and Regulators

11th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This report was developed by The Sustainable Insurance Forum, The UN Environment Inquiry & UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance. Executive Summary:  “Key sustainability factors are now recognized as potentially significant for the success, safety and soundness of the insurance sector – inspiring reactions by supervisors and regulators. In its role as risk manager, risk carrier and investor,… [more]

Business Dependence on Ecosystem Services: A Review on Salmon

29th June 2017
Published under: Case Studies

This case study is a product of Wolfs Company.  Executive Summary: Business Dependence on Ecosystem Services: How to Identify Risks & Opportunities? An Ecosystem Services Review on Salmon Aquaculture in Chile. The Challenge “Healthy ecosystems form the basis for numerous business operations. Some industries depend to such a great extent on the services ecosystems provide,… [more]