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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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Natural Capital Leaders Platform: Business Narratives Report

June 2011 – During 2010, the Cambridge University Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL) established a new process to help businesses engage more effectively with the unfolding challenges linked to the depletion of natural capital.

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Natural Capital Investment Report

June 2011 – Global natural capital is being severely degraded at a rapid rate. In effect, we are now living off the capital rather than the ‘interest’ of the Earth’s natural resources, resulting in increasingly significant economic and social costs.

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Sustainable Water Stewardship: The Next Big Step Forward

June 2011 – summary of the workshop on Sustainable Water Stewardship: The Next Big Step Forward, organised by the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL) and sponsored by Anglian Water.

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Dr Cath Tayleur Programme Manager, Natural Capital