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Business leaders come together to discuss commercial logic for action on environment

3 March 2015 – Senior decision-makers from 20 leading international companies including Mars, Nestlé and Olam have met to discuss the need to build commercial logic for business to protect the environment at scale.

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University of Cambridge to provide business case for safeguarding nature

17 February 2015 – The Natural Capital Leaders Platform member businesses have collaborated in producing a report that underlines natural capital challenges and the potential business opportunities from appropriate management responses and investments.

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What works at the nexus?

27 November 2014 - London: The first Nexus Network Conference CISL is currently working with University of East Anglia and the University of Sussex on the Nexus Network that explores the linkages between water, food, energy and the environment.

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Nexus thinking: can it slow the Great Acceleration?

November 2014 – In July 2014, the Nexus Network commissioned 13 think pieces with the remit of scoping and defining nexus approaches, and stimulating debate across the linked domains of food, energy, water and the environment. CISL’s Jake Reynolds and Gemma Cranston have co-written a think piece entitled ‘Nexus thinking: can it slow the Great Acceleration?’ that explores how business success and corporate decision-making could be shaped by nexus thinking.

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E.Valu.A.Te: the Game: promoting sustainable decision-making

15 October 2014 - What is natural capital valuation? How can it inform business decisions? E.Valu.A.Te: the Game, produced by the Natural Capital Leaders Platform, demystifies natural capital valuation and shows how it can inform commercial decisions that mitigate risk, reduce negative environmental impacts, and create value.

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Second Nature – shaping the new Natural Capital Protocol for business

15 October 2014 - The Natural Capital Leaders Platform convened over 40 companies at The Royal Society, London and via a webinar for a roundtable discussion on valuing natural capital. This enabled businesses to discuss the new Natural Capital Protocol, which could transform corporate reporting and make natural capital accounting ‘second nature’ for business.

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CISL to develop business hub to test a new Natural Capital Protocol

22 July 2014 - CISL has been selected by the Natural Capital Coalition to develop and pilot a new Natural Capital Protocol.

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The Best Use of UK Agricultural Land

25 June 2014 - The demands on UK agricultural land are escalating. Meeting the needs of a growing population, providing greater food and energy security, increasing woodland coverage and offering better environmental protection are just some of these demands. But where will this land be found?

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The Nexus Network launched

09 June 2014 - The Nexus Network, launched on Monday 9 June, offers business the opportunity, for the first time, to design and deliver research by embracing science in all its manifestations – social and natural – to ensure the sustainable management and secure supply of natural capital, including energy, food and water.

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Sink or Swim: a multi-sector collaboration on water asset investment

03 June 2014 - Water is an economically strategic resource, provided and regulated by nature and underpins many business activities. Ensuring that water is carefully stewarded and available in sufficient quantity and quality is a subject of vital interest to business, however, to date the management of and investment in water has been disjointed.

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Planning advice for integrated water management

02 June 2014 - Water and its effective management are vital to life and with better integration, water can be exploited as an opportunity to improve our health and wellbeing. There is a growing awareness of the important role of planning in joining up land use and water management. However, water issues are often not considered in a joined-up way.

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Water risks in the private sector in Nature Climate Change

25 April 2014 - The unsustainable management of water resources, together with rising water demands and the impacts of climate change, poses significant risks to water companies and businesses reliant on agriculture (agribusinesses), as reported in a series of commentary pieces and an editorial in Nature Climate Change.

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E.Valu.A.Te and Metrics Selection Framework reports published

01 December 2013 - The Natural Capital Leaders Platform has published its reports to support the suite of innovative web-based tools launched at the Second Nature event (see below).

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Second Nature, embedding the Platform’s shared innovation into business

26 November 2013 - Second Nature, a University of Cambridge Natural Capital Leaders Platform event, launched a suite of innovative web-based tools to help global businesses better manage the goods and services from nature upon which they rely at The Royal Society in London.

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Putting a Price on Our Future

07 October 2013 - The University of Cambridge Research website features the Natural Capital Leaders Platform: how it is helping big businesses consider their impact on the environment by evaluating and placing a value upon these, currently uncosted, impacts. This leads to a re-evaluation of activities to combine profitability with sustainability.

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The Guardian In Focus: Sustainable Water Management

August 2013 – the Guardian features CISL's water collaboratory, as leading businesses sign up to participate in this innovative programme.

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