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Sustainable Water Stewardship: Innovation through Collaboration
April 2013 – Since its inception in 2010, the Sustainable Water Stewardship Collaboratory has been championing a fundamental shift in the way we manage water. Convened by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and sponsored by Anglian Water, the programme has brought together forward-thinking organisations, government and communities to explore better ways of managing and valuing water for today and the future.
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The Best Use of UK Agricultural Land
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 commercial logic to measuring natural capital
June 2017 – The launch of the Natural Capital Protocol has led businesses to become more aware of their impacts and dependencies upon the natural environment. However, a need has been identified to link to commercial drivers to these impacts and dependencies across businesses. Simple metrics and key performance indicators that relate these two could be a next step to embedding natural capital into business operations and strategies. This working paper sets out the outcomes of a small piece of qualitative research. It explores the use of different metrics for standard business processes by sustainability professionals and their relationship to natural capital measures.
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The inescapable truth: Brexit, business and natural capital
December 2017 – Brexit requires the United Kingdom to develop its own policy towards agriculture and rural land to replace the Common Agricultural Policy. This working paper outlines how future policies have the potential to protect and improve natural capital in order for UK businesses to remain competitive and resilient.
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The pollination deficit: Towards supply chain resilience in the face of pollinator decline
April 2018 – Companies face potential shortages of raw materials, a fall in crop quality and challenges around security of supply because of an emerging pollination deficit, according to a report authored by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the University of East Anglia (UEA).
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Threading natural capital into cotton
11 February 2016 – A new Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership report, produced jointly with leading global businesses, addresses natural capital challenges in the cotton industry that impact all actors, from farmer to retailers.
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