The Capitals Coalition is a community made up of over 400 organizations and many more individuals from across the globe, united to advance the capitals approach to decision-making.
Below are key updates from this quarter across the Coalition and our global community and how you can get involved and collaborate with us.
New e-Learning Course Launching Soon
The capitals community is developing an exciting new e-learning resource for business professionals to accompany the introductory course on natural capital ‘Valuing nature and people to inform business decision-making’.
In partnership with Nature^Squared, Social Value International, and the Business Commission to Tackle Inequality (BCTI), the Coalition are developing a free, online course on social and human capital ‘Transforming Business: Valuing Social & Human Capital’. The course will include case studies from Tony Chocolonely, Social Value International, BCTI and Kering. Beta testing for the course commences soon, with the course set to launch in June 2023.
Check out this short video from Nature^Squared showing the team in action behind the scenes.
TEEBAgriFood for Business Project
A range of stakeholders from business, academia, civil society and policymakers were present to explore the role of valuing of nature, people and society in decision-making as a contribution to food systems transformation. The event saw participation from 40 businesses including Nestlé, Yara Brasil, Walmart, Banorte, APEAM AC, Liv Up and Carrefour Group.
Participants shared case studies of their work undertaking capitals assessments and provided evidence for the benefits of using a capitals approach in transforming the agri-food sector. Check out the pilot applications for the project here and more information the TEEBAgrifood for Business Project can be found here.
Welcoming New Coalition Organizations
The Coalition has welcomed six new organizations to its Advisory Panel this year. These include Anthesis, International Foundation for Valuing Impacts, Metabolic, Pollination, Target and Valuing Impact.
We have also welcomed 13 new organizations to join the Coalition from 11 countries across the world. These include Lemu Earth, NatCap, Target, FigBytes, Natural Resource Forum, Charoen Pokphand Group, Marvin, Deloitte NL, Knight Frank, Permutable AI, Amagi Desarrollo Humano SRL, THE ARK and Wangara Capital Partners.
If you are interested in joining the Coalition, find out more here.
The Coalition updates its case study database weekly. The case studies showcase examples of capitals assessments from across the world and highlight the importance of collaboration across the system to spark real-world change towards a more sustainable future.
As the international community convened for World Water Day 2023 and the UN Water Conference this month, the Coalition highlighted a case study from a Coalition organization, Yorkshire Water, undertaking an integrated capitals assessment.
The report measured their impacts and dependencies across all the capitals, supported more holistic decision-making in providing water and demonstrated the real benefits delivered for nature, people & society alongside the business and the economy.
If you are interested in submitting a case study, find out more here.
- Turning the Tide: A Call to Collective Action – Global Commission on the Economics of Water
- AR6 Synthesis Report on Climate Change 2023 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
- Climate Action and Human Rights: How the UN Guiding Principles can help companies respect human rights when responding to climate change – Shift
- 5 ways businesses can implement the new Global Biodiversity Framework – World Economic Forum
- Capitals Coalition are recruiting for a Finance Officer. Closing date 7 April 2023.
- Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEALL) are recruiting for both a Communications Lead and Engagement Lead. Closing date for both 10 April 2023.
- ICAEW are recruiting for a Sustainability Manager. Closing date 14 April 2023
- Global Alliance for the Future of Food are recruiting for a Communications Consultant. Open until the position has been filled.
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