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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

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

3 June 2014 – Today we launched our report at The Royal Society, London, examining new water strategies that recognise the value of water to different sectors.

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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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Planning Advice for Integrated Water Management

June 2014 – The Natural Capital Leaders Platform, with support from industry and other stakeholders, has published an advice note that provides a one-stop-shop to de-mystify water management so that water is no longer considered a nuisance or a challenge, but a benefit to business, government and communities.

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The Best Use of UK Agricultural Land

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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