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Natural capital: How can companies sustain the natural world through their operating practices?

Current upward trends for consumption, population and economic growth across the globe are placing enormous pressure on natural resources, including water, biodiversity, soil and carbon, and the resulting impact on the environment looks set to increase at an alarming rate. This creates long-term risks to business, consumers and wider society who depend on the Earth's natural resource base. Through its Natural Capital portfolio, CISL is providing the structured path that businesses need to identify sustainability solutions and create momentum at scale.

Natural Capital Impact Group

A global network of companies, convened by CISL, working collaboratively to determine how business can sustain the natural world and its resources through its strategies and operating practices.

Natural Capital Coalition

CISL is a key partner in helping the Natural Capital Coalition to deliver the Natural Capital Protocol, which provides a standardised framework for businesses to identify, measure and value their direct and indirect impacts and dependencies on natural capital.

Partnership for Pollinators

A leadership group of companies, standard-setting bodies and pollination experts committed to understanding the potential risks posed by pollinator decline to supply chains, and catalysing action to halt wild pollinator decline.

 

Thought leadership and news

Commercial gains from addressing natural capital challenges in the dairy sector

25 January 2016 – A new report commissioned by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and leading UK companies presents practical measures that could deliver a more sustainable dairy industry.

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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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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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Food Security – Closing the food gap: opportunities for investment?

15 April 2015 – ‘Food Security: Closing the food gap: opportunities for investment?’ investigates three particular categories of food security solutions that can actively contribute to sustainable food security. A focus on postharvest losses illustrates the differing profiles of solutions in developed and developing countries. Biotechnology, especially the area of GM seeds, is an issue that inspires confusion and hot debate. Water management was selected because it is closely tied to climate change, and critical to human health.

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