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Natural Convergence: Integrating Business and Government Strategies to Manage Natural Capital
September 2012 – Given the challenging economic backdrop for businesses, one might be forgiven for being uncertain about where sustainable land use fits in. What is clear already, however, is that there are pressures and concerns, readily identified in this report, which we are going to have to tackle in order to have any kind of long-term economic future. Businesses are increasingly realising that in order to operate sustainably they must protect and enhance all the environmental resources and services that are used or affected by their operations.
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Natural Performance Metrics Selection Framework
December 2013 – Over the last few years, progressive companies have significantly advanced their understanding of natural capital and the critical services provided by nature, including food, fibre and water provision through to clear air and climate regulation. But to go further, and embed this into day-to-day business processes and decision making, it is vital that these companies select the most informative metrics to manage their impacts and dependencies on these resources effectively.
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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. The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’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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Planning Advice for Integrated Water Management
June 2014 – The Natural Capital Leaders Platform, with support from industry and other stakeholders, has published an advice note that provides a one-stop-shop to de-mystify water management so that water is no longer considered a nuisance or a challenge, but a benefit to business, government and communities.
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Resilient Value Chains Report
June 2011 – It is increasingly accepted that significant changes are needed in the level of practical actions and policy that can deal with longterm risks to business, customers and wider society from the degradation of our natural resource base. This major new business-led programme brings together a cross-sectoral group of leading companies to explore how to bring about such significant changes.
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SABMiller Case Study – Academic paper: Assessing the externalities of SABMiller's barley extension program in Rajasthan
November 2013 – This report examines the externalities associated with the increased production of malting barley for a brewery in Rajasthan, India. The company has been working with independent small scale farmers to increase yields through better crop management and increased adoption of new barley varieties that are more beneficial to the brewing process than the feed barley which has traditionally been grown in Rajasthan.
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SABMiller Case Study: The (Sustainable) Business Case for Natural Capital Valuation
November 2013 – Working closely with the Natural Capital Leaders Platform and academics co-funded by the Valuing Nature Network, SABMiller developed its own valuation study, using a bottom-up approach.
Located in Resources / Natural Resource Security
Sink or Swim: A multi-sector collaboration on water asset investment
3 June 2014 – Today we launched our report at The Royal Society, London, examining new water strategies that recognise the value of water to different sectors.
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Soil health: Evidence review
July 2017 – Many leading food and beverage sector organisations have demonstrated progress in managing natural capital impacts in their direct operations, including greenhouse gas emissions and waste. Many recognise, however, that the largest impacts occur in their upstream value chains, particularly on farms where raw materials are produced. A key natural capital resource is soil, and managing soil health is one way in which businesses may be able to reduce their negative land use impacts.
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Sustainable Water Stewardship: The Next Big Step Forward
June 2011 – summary of the workshop on Sustainable Water Stewardship: The Next Big Step Forward, organised by the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL) and sponsored by Anglian Water.
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