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Selected Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership value chain-related publications

General briefings

IPCC Science Report: Action, Trends & Implications for Business October 2013

Natural Capital Leaders Platform: Resilient Value Chains Report June 2011 

Sustainable Consumption and Production: A Business Primer January 2007


Down to Zero: Joint Public–Private Low Carbon Procurement Compacts, Invitation to Suppliers May 2012 


Sustainable Mobility: Vehicle Lightweighting December 2013

José Lopez: Keeping nature’s balance sheet in balance December 2012 

Dr Bhaskar Vira: The political economy of ecosystem services December 2012 

Dr Julian Allwood: Sustainable materials: with both eyes open December 2012 

Product Stewardship Overload! May 2010


Natural Capital Leaders Platform: E.Valu.A.Te Practical Guide November 2013 

Carbon Management: A Practical Guide for Suppliers 2009

Company/sector-specific case studies

The Banking Environment Initiative’s Sustainable Shipment Letter of Credit: A financing solution to incentivise sustainable commodity trade 24 January 2014 

Natural Capital Leaders Platform: Summary of SABMiller Case Study: The (Sustainable) Business Case for Natural Capital Valuation November 2013 

SABMiller Case Study – Academic paper: Assessing the externalities of SABMiller's barley extension program in Rajasthan November 2013 

Natural Capital Leaders Platform: Natural Convergence: Integrating Business and Government Strategies to Manage Natural Capital (Wood & Timber) September 2012 

Natural Capital Leaders Platform: Natural Capital Business Case Study: The Kericho Tea Plantation June 2012 

Natural Capital Leaders Platform: Resilient Value Chains Case Studies Report June 2011

All publications

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