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Working collaboratively to help business sustain the natural environment

The Natural Capital Impact Group is a global network of companies, working collaboratively, to determine how business can sustain the natural world and its resources through its strategies and operating practices.

The Group aims to influence its industry peers through the example of business practice, drawing on research-informed knowledge, processes and tools. Through its engagement with governments and the financial system, the Group seeks to create the economic conditions necessary for these practices to achieve scaleable action.

The business benefits of incorporating natural capital in company decision-making is accelerated by the evidence collated by the Natural Capital Impact Group. It demonstrates the operating practices, processes and management schemes that result in positive outcomes for both business and the environment. 


The Group's workstreams

Members can participate in three core workstreams focusing on soil, water and biodiversity. These create a community of practice around critical challenges and identify solutions that can be implemented by business.



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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Sustainable Water Stewardship: The Next Big Step Forward

June 2011 – summary of the workshop on Sustainable Water Stewardship: The Next Big Step Forward, organised by the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL) and sponsored by Anglian Water.

Sustainable Water Stewardship: The Next Big Step Forward - Read More…

Natural Capital Leaders Platform: Summary Report for Phase 1

May 2011 – Early research on the debate in relation to views and action on natural capital among private sector organisations revealed the lack of a clear, statement of the business case for the more structured actions necessary to address the far reaching implications of the degradation of the natural capital.

Natural Capital Leaders Platform: Summary Report for Phase 1 - Read More…


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Gemma Cranston

Dr Gemma Cranston, Director, Natural Capital

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