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Natural Capital: A New Role for the Private Sector in Fighting Climate Change

January 16, 2017 |

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This article is part of BritishAmerican Business‘s December 2016 edition. 

“One of the most exciting aspects of advising the world’s largest companies on their sustainability strategies, is the insights that this provides into how they are responding to some of the most challenging issues that we face in the twenty-first century.

A business’s relationship with the natural capital that ultimately enables it to exist, is one such critical issue. Some of the issues our clients are considering here include: How does natural capital impact decision making? Is there a hidden risk to my business? Do my investors care? Will this factor into future regulation?

These types of questions frame the discussions we regularly have around this issue, whether with the C-suite Executive in the Boardroom, or a Biodiversity Analyst in the field. However, these conversations tend to be with the minority of companies, those that have already grasped the significance of the issue.

While overall awareness and understanding of natural capital valuation is still fairly nascent, the dialogue is gaining momentum through the Natural Capital Coalition. With the launch of the Natural Capital Protocol, we expect a new wave of companies to join the conversation, and account for their relationships with natural capital…”

Access the report at: BritishAmerican Business.

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