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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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E.Valu.A.Te Practical Guide

November 2013 – E.Valu.A.Te: The Practical Guide forms a part of this suite of resources, including an online tool. The Practical Guide provides the technical background and additional information to assist the use of the online tool.

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E.Valu.A.Te Listening to Business

November 2013 – This report discusses what businesses need to close the gap between understanding/identifying externalities and mainstreaming the response to address them.

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Sustainable Water Stewardship: Innovation through Collaboration

April 2013 – Since its inception in 2010, the Sustainable Water Stewardship Collaboratory has been championing a fundamental shift in the way we manage water. Convened by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and sponsored by Anglian Water, the programme has brought together forward-thinking organisations, government and communities to explore better ways of managing and valuing water for today and the future.

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