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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.
Located in Resources / Natural Resource Security
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.
Located in Resources / Latest
Nexus2020: The most important research questions for business sustainability
8 December 2016 – A new report, which is the result of a unique collaboration between business and academia, highlights the most important questions for businesses around the sustainable management of food, energy, water and the environment.
Located in Resources / Natural Resource Security
Operationalising natural capital: Managing opportunities and risks from natural resources
July 2016 – With the launch of the Natural Capital Protocol businesses are looking for ways to consider the natural environment in their decision-making.
Located in Resources / Natural Resource Security
Pavan Sukhdev: Can today’s corporations deliver tomorrow’s economy?
December 2012 – As nations entered Rio+20 to negotiate around the theme of a “green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication”, I was left confused. UNEP’s report Towards a Green Economy defined a “green economy” as one which increases well-being and social equity whilst reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In other words, a green economy must reduce poverty and inequity. So why did the UN feel the need to reiterate this as a tautology in the central theme in the run-up to Rio?
Located in Resources / Natural Resource Security
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.
Located in Resources / Natural Resource Security
Primark join the Natural Capital Impact Group
19 March 2018 – The Natural Capital Impact Group are delighted to announce Primark have joined its global network of companies who work collaboratively to determine how business can better sustain the natural world and its resources.
Located in Business Action / / Natural Capital Impact Group / News
Professor Chris Gilligan: A ‘doubly-green’ revolution
December 2012 – According to the latest figures by the UN Food & Agricultural Organisation, 13 per cent of the world’s population is undernourished, including 33 per cent of the population of the least developed countries. Furthermore, the world faces a potential food crisis in coming decades as the population grows inexorably and as climate-related changes intensify pressures on food production. Given that the most productive land is already being used around the globe, simply increasing crop production is not the answer.
Located in Resources / Natural Resource Security
Professor Jorgen Randers: 2052: A global forecast for the next forty years
December 2012 – If I could persuade you of one thing, it should be this: the world is small and fragile, and humanity is huge, dangerous and powerful. This is a total reversal of the biblical perspective on humanity, and the way in which man has thought during most of his presence on Earth. But this is the perspective we need to take if we’re to be sure that sustainability emerges or, at least, that the world as we know it survives for a couple of hundred more years.
Located in Resources / Low Carbon Transformation
Resilience in commercial forestry: Doing business with nature
March 2017 – A new Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership report presents the case for natural resources to be better considered in commercial forestry decision-making processes.
Located in Resources / Natural Resource Security