The Capitals Coalition is a global collaboration redefining value to transform decision making.
We sit at the heart of an extensive global network that has united to advance the capitals approach to decision-making.
The Coalition provides an overview of the landscape, highlights connections, engages in outreach and facilitates expert advice within the capitals community.
We ensure that different parts of the system are connected to one another and that leading organizations and experts are working collaboratively to achieve our shared ambition.
By working with our many thousands of global partners we accelerate momentum, leverage success, connect powerful and engaged communities and identify the areas, projects and partnerships where we can collaboratively drive transformational change.
Our ambition is that by 2030 the majority of businesses, financial institutions and governments will include the value of natural capital, social capital and human capital in their decision-making and that this will deliver a fairer, just and more sustainable world.
How we work
The Coalition team hosts an open, pre-competitive space for organizations to come together, share best practice, tackle collective challenges, co-create solutions and champion the capitals approach. Collaborative projects are identified and led by organisations within the Coalition.
The projects aim to Change the Math, Change the Conversation, Change the Rules, and Change the System.
Change the Math
By identifying and measuring the value that flows between nature, people, society and the economy, we provide decision makers with holistic data which reshapes their decision-making calculus, leading to outcomes that deliver benefits across the system.
Change the Conversation
By developing accessible and influential communications, promoting best practice, developing global Capitals Hubs and cultivating champions in our community, we embed the value of a capitals approach in the global conversation.
Change the Rules
By working to modernize incentive mechanisms, international guidance and standards, we transform the incentives offered by investors, governments, shareholders, regulators and ratings agencies to reward those who adopt a capitals approach.
Change the System
By changing the math, the conversation and the rules, we will ensure that the value of nature, people, and society informs decision making at all levels, and delivers holistic value across the capitals.
The Infinity Loop: Understanding the system
We use the infinity loop to understand the system we are trying to influence and the areas where we can affect change by engaging with key stakeholders to drive transformative change.
Identifying stakeholder roles & relationships
The loop illustrates the roles of – and relationships between – business, finance and government in catalysing a shift towards a more inclusive form of capitalism that generates value for nature, people and society alongside businesses and traditional economies.
A holistic flow of information
Each element within the loop depends on an unbroken flow of information that circulates throughout the system. When this information is aligned, holistic and based on the value we receive from natural, social, human and produced capital, we enhance the breadth and quality of information available to decision-makers.
Accelerating the transition
By working collaboratively to ensure an unbroken flow of information based on the value we receive from all capitals, businesses, financial institutions and governments can accelerate the pace of the transition and deliver an equitable, nature-positive and carbon neutral world that benefits us all.
The Coalition team
The Coalition is supported by the Coalition team who provide an overview of work within the community, highlight connections, engage in outreach and facilitate expert advice. The Coalition team act as matchmakers to ensure that different parts of the system are connected to one another, and that leading organizations and experts are working collaboratively to achieve our ambition.
Thousands of individuals and hundreds of organizations make up the Coalition’s global community.
Our Advisory Panel is made up of 40 of these organizations. These 40 leaders have all committed time, money and resource to either lead projects on behalf of the Coalition or to help to spearhead global programs to advance a capitals approach.
Coalition board members have demonstrated experience and insight into the challenges and opportunities connected to delivering our ambition.
Together they ensure that a capitals approach is recognized and applied as a foundational element of decision-making, reporting and disclosure.
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Collaborate and connect through our new community platform. Build relationships within the community, collaborate with peers, explore challenges and opportunities and co-create solutions in a pre-competitive forum.
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