Value

New York Times: The City’s Buried Treasure Isn’t Under the Dirt. It Is the Dirt

27th July 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on the New York Times.  “Dan Walsh is New York’s unofficial czar of soil. On a Tuesday morning in April, the geochemist, who directs the city’s Office of Environmental Remediation, gestured proudly toward a mound of straw-colored dirt and said, “That pile is as clean as any soil in the Northeast.”… [more]

Forest Products Sector Guide: Case Study for Hancock Natural Resource Group New Zealand

25th July 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Featured,Protocol Case Studies

The company in brief Hancock Forest Management – New Zealand (HFM NZ) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hancock Natural Resources Group (HNRG), a global farmland and timberland investment portfolio development and management company. HFM NZ manages approximately 198,000 hectares of land in New Zealand on behalf of two forest investment entities. Of this total area, 165,000… [more]

Forest Products Sector Guide: Case Study for International Paper

24th July 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Featured,Protocol Case Studies

The company in brief International Paper (IP) is one of the world’s leading producers of fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper. We create value for our stakeholders by: sustaining forests, investing in people, improving our planet, creating innovative products and delivering inspired performance. Our vision is to be among the most successful, sustainable, and responsible companies… [more]

Rewilding Initiative Launched in Finland to Encourage Biodiversity, Mitigate Flooding & Capture Carbon

28th June 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on The Ecologist.  “Floods in continental Europe and a record-dry May in Finland’s forests are just two of many examples of climate change in action, says Rewilding Europe. But a new project to harness the carbon sequestration potential of boreal Finland hopes to bring about positive change at a time of… [more]

To Realize Land’s True Value, We Need to Invest In It Wisely

20th June 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on IISD. Story highlights: Investing in sustainable land management and practices such as restoring degraded land can recover soil health and enhance soil functions and land productivity to provide critical ecological and economic benefits for human needs. We suggest investing in critical linkages that are closely linked to several problems.… [more]

Nature is Our Strongest Ally in Ensuring Global Water Security

15th May 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on The European Sting.  “Cape Town has many identities, including tourist mecca, economic hub and biodiversity hotspot. But its newest identity as poster child for the global water crisis might eclipse the rest. The city’s extraordinary efforts may keep its taps flowing – for now – but the emergency is… [more]