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Natural Convergence: Integrating Business and Government Strategies to Manage Natural Capital

September 2012 – Given the challenging economic backdrop for businesses, one might be forgiven for being uncertain about where sustainable land use fits in. What is clear already, however, is that there are pressures and concerns, readily identified in this report, which we are going to have to tackle in order to have any kind of long-term economic future. Businesses are increasingly realising that in order to operate sustainably they must protect and enhance all the environmental resources and services that are used or affected by their operations.

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ClimateWise Thought Leadership: The value of ecosystem resilience to insurers

June 2012 – In 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environmental Degradation were put on the international agenda at the first Earth Summit. Twenty years later nobody can ignore that human development and economic growth rely on healthy and resilient ecosystems but all too often we do, perhaps because it is easier to compartmentalise issues and believe that someone else will deal with the complexity.

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Natural Capital Business Case Study: The Kericho Tea Plantation

June 2012 – Tea has been grown in the highly productive Kericho district of Kenya for many decades. For much of that time plantation managers were focused primarily on agronomic improvements and crop productivity. However, in the late 1990s increasingly unpredictable rainfall led to reduced resource security. Crop productivity fell and the hydroelectric power that ran the factory machinery became increasingly unreliable.

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Natural Capital Leadership Compact

March 2012 – We have come together as leaders of global companies to issue a collective call for action to properly value and maintain the Earth’s natural capital. We speak with a sense of urgency. In the two decades since the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio, the world has failed to respond to the challenge of sustainable development with adequate determination. Specifically we have not addressed risks posed by the loss of natural capital.

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Resilient Value Chains Report

June 2011 – It is increasingly accepted that significant changes are needed in the level of practical actions and policy that can deal with longterm risks to business, customers and wider society from the degradation of our natural resource base. This major new business-led programme brings together a cross-sectoral group of leading companies to explore how to bring about such significant changes.

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Natural Capital Investment Report B: Evidence

June 2011 – It is increasingly accepted that we need a significant change in the level of practical actions and policy that can deal with longterm risks to business, customers and wider society from the destruction of our natural resource base. This major new business-led programme brings together a cross-sectoral group of leading companies to explore how to bring about such positive changes.

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Natural Capital Leaders Platform: Resilient Value Chains Case Studies Report

June 2011 – B&Q’s journey to sustainably-sourced timber began as a ‘decoupling’ intervention, but developed into a number of ‘transition schemes’ across their timber supply chain and beyond using certification, roundtables and land use planning.

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Natural Capital Leaders Platform: Business Risks and Opportunities Report

June 2011 – It is increasingly accepted that we need a step change in the level of practical actions and policy that can deal with long-term risks to business, customers and wider society from the destruction of the natural resource base. This major new business-led programme brings together a cross-sectoral group of leading companies to explore how to bring about these transformational changes.

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