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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

Nexus thinking: can it slow the Great Acceleration?

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. The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’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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E.Valu.A.Te: the Game

October 2014 – E.Valu.A.Te: the Game, launched in 2014, this aims to explain what natural capital valuation means for businesses and what decisions it should influence. This interactive game builds scenarios and allows users to explore what critical business decisions need to consider the value on natural resources.

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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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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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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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