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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

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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Linking Landscapes and Livelihoods Framework Overview

April 2014 – A series of in-depth interviews were carried out in the summer of 2013, across the business operations of companies and with key external stakeholders, to collect information on current business practice and the decision-making points which impact on smallholder engagement. These interviews informed the development of the framework.

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Natural Performance Metrics Selection Framework

December 2013 – Over the last few years, progressive companies have significantly advanced their understanding of natural capital and the critical services provided by nature, including food, fibre and water provision through to clear air and climate regulation. But to go further, and embed this into day-to-day business processes and decision making, it is vital that these companies select the most informative metrics to manage their impacts and dependencies on these resources effectively.

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E.Valu.A.Te Summary and Signposting

November 2013 – Leading companies recognise the need to identify and address externalities. This is one of the four commitments made by business in the Natural Capital Leadership Compact. This ground-breaking compact, designed by business leaders to properly value and maintain the Earth's natural assets, shows that leaders recognise that we are no longer living off the dividends of ‘natural capital’, but off the capital itself.

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SABMiller Case Study – Academic paper: Assessing the externalities of SABMiller's barley extension program in Rajasthan

November 2013 – This report examines the externalities associated with the increased production of malting barley for a brewery in Rajasthan, India. The company has been working with independent small scale farmers to increase yields through better crop management and increased adoption of new barley varieties that are more beneficial to the brewing process than the feed barley which has traditionally been grown in Rajasthan.

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SABMiller Case Study: The (Sustainable) Business Case for Natural Capital Valuation

November 2013 – Working closely with the Natural Capital Leaders Platform and academics co-funded by the Valuing Nature Network, SABMiller developed its own valuation study, using a bottom-up approach.

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Dr Cath Tayleur Programme Manager, Natural Capital