Waste

Europe’s Beetles Play Key Role in Forest Decomposition, But They Are Dying Out

7th March 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on ZME Science.  “The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has assessed the status of 700 European species of beetle that live in old and hollowed wood — and the results aren’t good. Almost a fifth of these species (18%) are at risk of extinction due to the… [more]

Attitudes to Natural Capital, Resource Sustainability & Agritech

14th December 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This report was produced by National Australia Bank (NAB).  “Natural capital refers to the natural assets on which our economy depends. It includes the natural resources themselves, the physical, biological and chemical systems that support them, and the services they provide – things like clean water, energy, food and fibre, healthy air, climate regulation. The frame… [more]

Natural Capital Protocol: Case Study for Natura

11th September 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Featured,Protocol Case Studies

The company in brief: Natura is the leading multinational Brazilian company operating in the cosmetics, personal care and beauty industries. With its headquarters in São Paulo, the company employs around 6500 staff in eight countries. The company has a Sustainability Vision which assumes the commitment of integrating environmental and social impacts into Natura’s economic results… [more]

Natural Capital Protocol: Case Study for Skanska

22nd June 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Featured,Protocol Case Studies

The company in brief: Skanska is one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups. The company helps finance, design, construct and maintain buildings including schools, offices and hospitals and infrastructure such as roads and rail. Within its 2020 ’Accounting for Sustainability’ strategy, Skanska UK set the ambitious target of embedding the natural capital… [more]

NN IP Bolsters ESG Investment Decision Process

29th March 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This article was originally published on Investment Europe.  “Dutch asset manager NN Investment Partners (NN IP) has partnered with data provider South Pole Group to strengthen the integration of ESG criteria in its investment decisions. …The availability of reliable data on water and waste allows us to enrich our environmental risk framework to account for… [more]

Sound Management Of Pollution & Waste Promotes Economic Growth As Well As Protecting Global Commons

31st January 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on the Guardian.  “Society benefits from hundreds of thousands of chemical products, but some have undesired effects. We also produce a lot of waste, much of it hazardous, and seem to think it will go away and vanish. Yet – despite being separated by half a century and half a… [more]