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José Lopez: Keeping nature’s balance sheet in balance
December 2012 – Sustainable development – providing sufficient material and spiritual well-being to enable a good life for all of humankind, within the limits imposed by our one planet – is by definition a concept with global reach. This has significant implications for policymakers and the private sector alike, which influence each other.
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Julian Allwood: Sustainable Materials With Both Eyes Open
December 2012 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that global greenhouse gas reductions of 50–85 per cent will be needed by 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change, representing a radical shift away from today’s fossil-fuel-derived economy. This begs the question: is such a reduction achievable, and if so, how? This is one of the key challenges tackled through the research of Dr Julian Allwood and his Low Carbon Materials Processing Group (LCMPG) at the University of Cambridge.
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Linking Landscapes and Livelihoods Framework Overview
April 2014 – A series of in-depth interviews were carried out in the summer of 2013, across the business operations of companies and with key external stakeholders, to collect information on current business practice and the decision-making points which impact on smallholder engagement. These interviews informed the development of the framework.
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Modelling better business: Anglian Water’s approach to valuing its land for biodiversity and preparing for net gain
February 2020 - The Natural Capital Impact Group (NCIG) has launched a new case study showcasing how Anglian Water has developed a measurement framework for implementing its commitment to biodiversity net gain across the driest region of the United Kingdom.
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Modelling better business: Nestlé trials natural capital premium with UK dairy farmers
February 2018 – In the first in a series of ‘Modelling better business’ case studies, the Natural Capital Impact Group (NCIG) showcase its work with Nestlé to protect natural capital through an innovative scheme which provides dairy farmers with a price premium for taking practical measures to enhance the natural environment.
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Natural Capital Business Case Study: The Kericho Tea Plantation
June 2012 – Tea has been grown in the highly productive Kericho district of Kenya for many decades. For much of that time plantation managers were focused primarily on agronomic improvements and crop productivity. However, in the late 1990s increasingly unpredictable rainfall led to reduced resource security. Crop productivity fell and the hydroelectric power that ran the factory machinery became increasingly unreliable.
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Natural Capital Investment Report B: Evidence
June 2011 – It is increasingly accepted that we need a significant change in the level of practical actions and policy that can deal with longterm risks to business, customers and wider society from the destruction 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 positive changes.
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Natural Capital Investment Report
June 2011 – Global natural capital is being severely degraded at a rapid rate. In effect, we are now living off the capital rather than the ‘interest’ of the Earth’s natural resources, resulting in increasingly significant economic and social costs.
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Natural Capital Leaders Platform: Business Risks and Opportunities Report
June 2011 – It is increasingly accepted that we need a step change in the level of practical actions and policy that can deal with long-term risks to business, customers and wider society from the destruction of the natural resource base. This major new business-led programme brings together a cross-sectoral group of leading companies to explore how to bring about these transformational changes.
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Natural Capital Leaders Platform: Resilient Value Chains Case Studies Report
June 2011 – B&Q’s journey to sustainably-sourced timber began as a ‘decoupling’ intervention, but developed into a number of ‘transition schemes’ across their timber supply chain and beyond using certification, roundtables and land use planning.
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