This article was originally published on Scottish Forum for Natural Capital


Key points:

  • Natural capital accounting can help to make the case for across the business for considering natural capital in decision making, for example to the Finance Director.
  • Businesses cans start to develop natural capital thinking by considering the internal information they can make more of and thinking about the assets they are dependent on.
  • Natural capital’s importance for business decision-making is growing internationally, aided by the Natural Capital Protocol.

“My biggest victory last year was getting a Finance Director to care about soil quality.” This key quote from a recent Scottish Forum on Natural Capital Business Breakfast encapsulates why the natural capital approach represents something new for business.

Organised in partnership with the University of Edinburgh Business School, Directing for Resilience: Using natural capital accounting in business attracted attendees from the likes of Jacobs, Mazars LLP, Scotch Whisky Association and Arcadis. The event was part of the “Directing for Resilience” business breakfast series organised by the Scottish Forum for its members and invited guests…”

Read on at: Scottish Forum for Natural Capital.