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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

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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Business opportunities from natural capital challenges

17 February 2015 – The 'Business opportunities from natural capital challenges' infographic depicts the alarming degradation rates of the quantity and quality of water, biodiversity and soil. The infographic identifies the key business opportunities that can arise from the sustainable management of these three natural capital elements.

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Doing Business with Nature: Opportunities from Natural Capital

17 February 2015 – This report aims to engage industry in a review of the global challenges around water, biodiversity and soil and showcases the extent to which companies are working together to develop new interventions in the face of natural capital degradation. The report shares some business responses to these challenges while also highlighting the barriers to long-term and sustainable management of natural capital.

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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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