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The Natural Capital Leaders Platform becomes the Natural Capital Impact Group

Today sees the rebrand of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s Natural Capital Leaders Platform to the Natural Capital Impact Group.

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Natural Capital Impact Group introduces new biodiversity metric to help companies and investors improve impact on natural environment

22 May 2017 – On World Biodiversity Day, a global network of companies, including Kering, Interserve, Mars and Asda, working together to determine how business can sustain the natural world and its resources, has released the initial stage of their work in developing a metric to help corporates improve their impact on the natural environment.

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Sustainability in Turbulent Times – Lessons from the Nexus Network

21 March 2017 – The Nexus Network has launched a new report, Sustainability in Turbulent Times, which highlights their learnings on how to tackle the nexus challenge – the interdependency between food, energy, water and the environment.

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Partnerships between businesses and researchers are fundamental to generating real impact towards sustainability, reveals new report

8 December 2016 – A new business report published today by CISL shows the importance of collaboration between businesses and academics to ensure that academic research is informed by business and enables more rapid progress towards sustainability.

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Commercial forestry urged to consider natural resources in its decision-making in new CISL report

2 March 2017 – Today, the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership publishes a new report on the importance of the commercial forestry industry managing the risks and opportunities associated with natural resources.

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The Prince of Wales meets business leaders to drive forward investment in the natural environment

1 December 2016 – This week His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales joined a meeting of business and finance leaders in Cambridge to explore how businesses can protect and restore the natural environment through their operations and investments.

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Business and investment leaders collaborate on how to measure and minimise their impact on the natural world

27 October 2016 – In the first CISL meeting of its kind, over 20 leaders from across the business and investment industries came together for a workshop to discuss their common goal to measure and minimise their impact on the natural world.

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Unique collaboration between business and academia explores new methods to manage biodiversity impacts

26 October 2016 – A unique collaboration between CISL, Kering and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment working with the Natural Capital Project has produced a report to help businesses factor biodiversity into their decision-making processes.

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Leaders from business and academia co-design research to tackle critical global challenges

A study led by the University of Cambridge and published in the journal, Sustainability Science, shows how collaboration between business and academia can identify the most urgent research priorities to ensure the sustainability of food, energy, water and the environment.

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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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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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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership to lead Natural Capital Coalition’s Protocol Application Program

26 July 2016 – The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) will lead the Protocol Application Program on behalf of the Natural Capital Coalition it has been announced today.

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New report aims to encourage more sustainable practices in the dairy sector

25 January 2016 – The importance of natural resource security for dairy production was highlighted today at an event at the House of Lords, on the occasion of the launch of a new report on natural capital and the dairy sector.

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Business leaders come together to discuss commercial logic for action on environment

3 March 2015 – Senior decision-makers from 20 leading international companies including Mars, Nestlé and Olam have met to discuss the need to build commercial logic for business to protect the environment at scale.

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University of Cambridge to provide business case for safeguarding nature

17 February 2015 – The Natural Capital Leaders Platform member businesses have collaborated in producing a report that underlines natural capital challenges and the potential business opportunities from appropriate management responses and investments.

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Nexus thinking: can it slow the Great Acceleration?

27 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. CISL’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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What works at the nexus?

27 November 2014 - London: The first Nexus Network Conference CISL is currently working with University of East Anglia and the University of Sussex on the Nexus Network that explores the linkages between water, food, energy and the environment.

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E.Valu.A.Te: the Game: promoting sustainable decision-making

15 October 2014 - What is natural capital valuation? How can it inform business decisions? E.Valu.A.Te: the Game, produced by the Natural Capital Leaders Platform, demystifies natural capital valuation and shows how it can inform commercial decisions that mitigate risk, reduce negative environmental impacts, and create value.

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Second Nature – shaping the new Natural Capital Protocol for business

15 October 2014 - The Natural Capital Leaders Platform convened over 40 companies at The Royal Society, London and via a webinar for a roundtable discussion on valuing natural capital. This enabled businesses to discuss the new Natural Capital Protocol, which could transform corporate reporting and make natural capital accounting ‘second nature’ for business.

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CISL to develop business hub to test a new Natural Capital Protocol

22 July 2014 - Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership has been selected by the Natural Capital Coalition to develop and pilot a new Natural Capital Protocol.

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The Best Use of UK Agricultural Land

25 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 Nexus Network launched

09 June 2014 - The Nexus Network, launched on Monday 9 June, offers business the opportunity, for the first time, to design and deliver research by embracing science in all its manifestations – social and natural – to ensure the sustainable management and secure supply of natural capital, including energy, food and water.

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Sink or Swim: a multi-sector collaboration on water asset investment

03 June 2014 - Water is an economically strategic resource, provided and regulated by nature and underpins many business activities. Ensuring that water is carefully stewarded and available in sufficient quantity and quality is a subject of vital interest to business, however, to date the management of and investment in water has been disjointed.

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Planning advice for integrated water management

02 June 2014 - Water and its effective management are vital to life and with better integration, water can be exploited as an opportunity to improve our health and wellbeing. There is a growing awareness of the important role of planning in joining up land use and water management. However, water issues are often not considered in a joined-up way.

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Water risks in the private sector in Nature Climate Change

25 April 2014 - The unsustainable management of water resources, together with rising water demands and the impacts of climate change, poses significant risks to water companies and businesses reliant on agriculture (agribusinesses), as reported in a series of commentary pieces and an editorial in Nature Climate Change.

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E.Valu.A.Te and Metrics Selection Framework reports published

01 December 2013 - The Natural Capital Leaders Platform has published its reports to support the suite of innovative web-based tools launched at the Second Nature event (see below).

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Second Nature, embedding the Platform’s shared innovation into business

26 November 2013 - Second Nature, a University of Cambridge Natural Capital Leaders Platform event, launched a suite of innovative web-based tools to help global businesses better manage the goods and services from nature upon which they rely at The Royal Society in London.

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Putting a Price on Our Future

07 October 2013 - The University of Cambridge Research website features the Natural Capital Leaders Platform: how it is helping big businesses consider their impact on the environment by evaluating and placing a value upon these, currently uncosted, impacts. This leads to a re-evaluation of activities to combine profitability with sustainability.

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The Guardian In Focus: Sustainable Water Management

August 2013 – the Guardian features the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership's water collaboratory, as leading businesses sign up to participate in this innovative programme.

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The voice of eighty businesses to develop the new Natural Capital Protocol

16 July 2015 – The Natural Capital Coalition has today released a new report that represents a snapshot of opinion from more than eighty businesses about the current state of play of natural capital measurement and valuation.

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Leading businesses commence testing of a new Natural Capital Protocol

13 October 2015 – Today, over 40 leading businesses will be the first to see the new draft of the Natural Capital Protocol, being developed by the Natural Capital Coalition. The testing programme will be led by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, a member of the Coalition.

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New research from CISL highlights business need for simple and consistent natural capital metrics

13 June 2017 – Businesses are becoming more aware of their impacts and dependencies upon the natural environment but there is a lack of consistency and links to commercial drivers in the metrics used to quantify impacts and dependencies across businesses.

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Yorkshire Water and The Crown Estate join the Natural Capital Impact Group

5 October 2017 – The Natural Capital Impact Group are delighted to announce two new members have joined its global network of companies who are working together to determine how business can better sustain the natural world and its resources.

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The inescapable truth: Brexit, business and natural capital

5 January 2018 – The Natural Capital Impact Group welcomes UK post-Brexit agriculture plans but calls for more collaboration with business and academic experts to achieve a policy that is fit for the future.

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CISL working with Nestlé to help UK dairy farmers protect natural capital

16 February 2018 – The Natural Capital Impact Group (NCIG) have launched a new case study showcasing an innovative scheme with Nestlé which is encouraging UK dairy farmers to take practical measures to enhance the natural environment.

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Asda’s Andy Murray appointed Chair of the Natural Capital Impact Group

Andy Murray, Chief Customer Officer of Asda, has been appointed the new Chair of the Natural Capital Impact Group (NCIG), a global network of companies, working collaboratively to determine how business can sustain the natural world and its resources, converned by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

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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.

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Companies agree to step up action to address growing pressures on UK water

29 May 2018 – Over 60 organisations including businesses such as M&S, Nestlé, Coca Cola and Asda as well as number of water companies including Anglian Water, Thames Water and Yorkshire Water, have agreed to step up action to address the increasing pressures to UK water through improved catchment management.

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Business to consider their impact on the natural environment in key decisions thanks to new metric from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

12 July 2018 – The Natural Capital Impact Group (NCIG) yesterday hosted an event for over 50 participants, including 25 businesses, to launch a new metric that will help companies reduce their impact on biodiversity, soil and water – natural resources which are crucial for business continuity and preserving the Earth’s ecosystems.

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The Natural Capital Impact Group welcomes Thames Water as its newest member

26 September 2018 - CISL are pleased to announce that Thames Water have joined the Natural Capital Impact Group. The group helps its members to understand the benefits of incorporating natural capital in their company decision-making to both their business and the environment.

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