Systems Approach

Case Studies Show Financial, Food Security Benefits of Forest Landscape Restoration

20th June 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Landscape News. “…Landscape restoration requires a combination of economic incentives, changes in agricultural practices, and policies that support preservation and conservation efforts, according to researchers with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a global network of government and civil society organizations, which favors forest landscape restoration (FLR).… [more]

Opinion: The New Indian Forest Policy Is a Lesson in Missing the Woods for the Trees

30th April 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on The Wire. “India’s non-forest ecosystems are biting the dust in the absence of a holistic conservation policy. In place of the latter, we have a new National Forest Policy that outlines the use of forests in legally binding terms. First drafted by the British to maximise timber production, this… [more]

Are We Witnessing A Quiet Tipping Point Within the Financial Sector?

26th April 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Medium by Andrew Mitchell is Co-Founder of the Natural Capital Finance Alliance. “When Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England warned this month of the “catastrophic impact” climate change could have for the financial system, he was referring to only one kind of natural capital, namely a clean atmosphere. But… [more]

Connecting Finance and Natural Capital: Case Study for ASN Bank

23rd April 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Featured

  The financial institution in brief: ASN Bank from The Netherlands is a retail bank that was founded in 1960. It has €15 billion Euro under management. Dominant asset classes are: mortgages, governments, renewable energy, healthcare, water management, green bonds, investment funds (listed companies). ASN Bank is part of the Dutch Volksbank group which has… [more]

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]

Scaling Up Efforts to Restore Forests

18th April 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Phys.org “We are at the cusp of a transformation that is changing societal perspectives and values on our environment. The Bonn Challenge – which seeks to restore 150 million hectares of forest by 2020 – represents a global response to deforestation, land degradation, and climate change. Never mind that… [more]