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Business and Nature: How can companies restore the natural world through their operating practices?

Leading companies recognise that a prosperous business relies upon nature. Nature’s health is under pressure from upward trends for consumption, population and economic growth across the globe. This creates long-term risks to business, consumers and wider society who depend on nature. Through its Business and Nature team, CISL collaborates with companies to identify what the ecological crisis means for their businesses and take steps to transform their operations and strategies.  We provide the structured path that businesses need to establish sustainability solutions and create momentum at scale. 

Natural Capital Impact Group

The Natural Capital Impact Group, convened by CISL, brings together companies to work collaboratively to determine how businesses can maintain and restore nature through their strategies and operating practices.

Catchment Leadership Network

A collaborative initiative that aims to drive a step change in catchment management by bringing together businesses from across sectors with UK government and NGO stakeholders.

UKRI GCRF Trade, Development and the Environment Hub

As a project partner, CISL is leading on working with the private sector to identify the barriers to and solutions for a substantive shift towards sustainable trade in commodities.

Business for Nature

CISL is a key partner in helping this coalition demonstrate business action and amplify a powerful business voice calling for governments to reverse nature loss.

 

 

Thought leadership and news

The launch of a Natural Capital Protocol for businesses to identify, measure and value natural resources

13 July 2016 – Today, the Natural Capital Protocol, a standardised framework for businesses to identify, measure and value their direct and indirect impacts and dependencies on natural capital is launched in London.

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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.

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Over 50 leading businesses test new Natural Capital Protocol to ensure it's robust, practical and relevant

26 February 2016 – Today, the CISL-led pilot testing phase finishes for the new draft of the Natural Capital Protocol that is being developed by the Natural Capital Coalition.

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Cotton industry must incorporate natural capital in its business plans to ensure sustainable future, new University of Cambridge report says

11 February 2016 – Seven leading global businesses called today on all actors in the cotton industry to accelerate action on natural capital to ensure a sustainable future for the sector. They joined forces with social and environmental initiatives and cotton experts to produce a report that demonstrates the positive natural capital impacts of specific cotton production practices.

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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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