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  • The natural capital declaration

    With only days until the long anticipated Rio+20 Summit opens, major financial institutions are firming up their commitments to the Natural Capital Declaration, a commitment to work towards developing a methodology to integrate natural capital considerations into financial products and services. The two most recent ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Natural Capital Protocol Launched

    Representatives from over 160 organizations launched the Natural Capital Protocol, which harmonizes existing work on natural capital into a standardized framework to support businesses' ability to identify, measure and value their impacts and dependencies on natural capital. Launched in London, UK, on 13 July 2016, the Protocol was created under the auspices of the Natural Capital Coalition. The ...

  • The Natural Capital Leaders Index: Methodology

    Until recently green performance has had its own set of metrics – rarely understood outside of the sustainability department – and even more rarely incorporated in operational decision making. Such environmental impact metrics have been useful in identifying how much or how many. Companies are likely to know how many metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (and other pollution ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • Natural Capital at Risk: The Top 100 Externalities of Business

    Earlier this year the TEEB for Business Coalition, a global coalition of pioneering organizations on natural capital, published a report entitled " Natural Capital at Risk: The Top 100 Externalities of Business." The report, prepared by Trucost, a research firm focused on ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Georgia Leads the Way in Valuing it`s Natural Capital

    Georgia, nestled among the soaring Caucasus Mountains belongs to one of 34 globally significant "biodiversity hotspots" identified by Conservation International. Georgia's ecosystem services serve as a powerful engine of economic growth in sectors such as agriculture, energy, tourism, mining, and forestry. For example, Georgia's agriculture sector employs 53 per cent of the workforce and is the ...

  • GreenBiz Group and Trucost launch Natural Capital Leaders Index

    GreenBiz Group and Trucost announced today that they are extending the annual State of Green Business report to include a Natural Capital Leaders Index. The new metrics are designed to recognize companies demonstrating natural capital leadership – and in addition, break new ground by identifying those that are truly ‘moving the needle’ by decoupling growth from natural capital ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • What`s Canada worth? Placing a value on our natural capital

    Putting a market value on Canada's - and the world's - precious ecosystems could be a significant step towards conserving them, by making people more aware of the cost of consuming the planet's resources, according to a report by a Canadian think tank.   The worth of nature's resources must be calculated into Canada's economic balance sheet to sustain those resources, according to Advancing ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The Future Of Solar Energy Depends On International Collaboration

      MUNICH, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the global solar industry facing emerging competitive challenges, members of IEEE, the world's largest technical professional association dedicated to advancing technology, examined market competition and stressed the need for collaboration in the global ...

  • Valuing nature to better conserve it: Georgia takes the lead in assessing its natural capital

    "It is often said that you can't manage what you don't measure. The same principle can apply for a country's natural capital", said Pavan Sukhdev, Chair, TEEB Advisory Board and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, at the launch of the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Scoping Study for Georgia taking place in Tbilisi today. Georgia is one of the pilot countries that has volunteered to assess ...

  • IEEE: The future of Solar Energy Depends on International Collaboration

    With the global solar industry facing emerging competitive challenges, members of IEEE examined market competition and stressed the need for collaboration in the global solar energy marketplace at the Intersolar Europe 2012 trade fair in Munich recently. The panel provided insights on developments in the ever-growing and German-led solar energy industry and solutions to new problems facing global ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Quality of life in our cities depends on sustainable infrastructure

    The "Quality of Life" in Canada"s cities may rank "among the very best" today, but the future is not as bright, according to a national study on the sustainability of cities commissioned by Siemens Canada and released last month. While 74 per cent of the experts participating in the survey rate the quality of life in their cities as above average, only 44 per cent are optimistic about their ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Green capitals – spreading the green message

    Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be here with you and to have the opportunity to announce the winner of 2016 today. I know that Copenhagen has already done a lot during these past months to promote its green activities as European Green Capital and I hope that in the future these will give tourists an additional reason – of course in ...

  • Factoring natural capital into bottom line is key to future viability, say companies in TEEB for business study

    Close to 30 leading companies have underlined the need for the economic value and conservation of natural resources to be integrated more closely into global business models, in order to ensure economic viability in the face of biodiversity loss, deforestation and the depletion of other natural capital. The findings come from a new study released by The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity ...

  • Human Capital 2010: The Future of Management

    Human Capital 2010: The Future of Management On 30th September 2010 the Human Capital Forum will bring together some leading thinkers to present at a ground-breaking conference on the future of management. At the end of a decade that has seen major organisational failures through accountancy scandals, excessive risk-taking by the banks and a high rate of ...


    By Article 13

  • TEEB for Business Coalition study shows multi trillion dollar natural capital risk underlying urgency of green economy transition

    The report,“Natural Capital at Risk – The Top 100 Externalities of Business”,estimates the global top 100 environmental externalities are costing the economy world-wide around $4.7 trillion a year in terms of the economic costs of greenhouse gas emissions, loss of natural resources, loss of nature-based services such as carbon storage by forests, climate change and air ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • New study shows multi-trillion dollar natural capital risk underlining urgency of green economy transition

    The report shows that the scale and variation in impacts provide opportunities for companies and their investors to differentiate themselves by optimizing their supply chains and investment strategies. A new report by the TEEB for Business Coalition estimates the global top 100 environmental externalities are costing the economy world-wide around US$4.7 trillion a year in terms of the ...

  • Human Capital 2010: The Future of Management, conference in September

    On 30th September 2010 the Human Capital Forum will bring together some leading thinkers to present at a ground-breaking conference on the future of management. At the end of a decade that has seen major organisational failures through accountancy scandals, excessive risk-taking by the banks and a high rate of failure in merger activity, this conference will explore the extent to which poor ...


    By Article 13

  • India issues rules on vehicles to curb pollution in capital

    India's top court issued several orders Wednesday to fight record pollution in New Delhi, including a temporary ban on the sale of large diesel vehicles and a stiff hike on the toll for trucks entering the capital. The Supreme Court also banned trucks from entering the city if they're over 10 years old or are just transiting through. In ...


    By Associated Press

  • Jamaica’s coastal capital at risk: report from the field

    A new economic valuation shows what Jamaica’s economy stands to lose if its coral reefs decline further. Last week, I traveled to Jamaica with my colleagues Lauretta Burke and Benjamin Kushner to launch a new analysis called Coastal Capital: Jamaica – The Economic Contribution of Jamaica’s ...

  • Why protect nature?

    Ladies and gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to be here on the occasion of the 2nd Dinaric Arc Parks Conference. Allow me to start by acknowledging the important contribution of the Dinaric Arc Initiative to the development and implementation of nature policy in the region. It is remarkable how much you have managed to achieve over the past 8 years, and in particular since the "Big Win" event in ...

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