From around the web

Natural Capital: Scotland’s competitive edge?

(Scotland's 2020 Climate Group)
June 05, 2017

There is a growing recognition of the need to move beyond a dependence on traditional measures of economic health, particularly GDP.

Natural Capital Impact Group Develops Single Biodiversity Metric to Help Companies Reduce Impacts

(Sustainable Brands)
May 31, 2017

To make it easier for companies to reduce their environmental impacts, businesses have banded together to develop a new healthy ecosystem metric.

Costa Rica Launched Site for the Accounting of its Natural Resources

(Costa Rica Star)
May 27, 2017

The Ministry of Environment of Costa Rica released a new website that provides information regarding the country’s natural resources.

Forum discusses Costa Rica's progress in Natural Capital Accounting (in Spanish)

(El País)
May 25, 2017

150 representatives from the private sector, civil society, the public sector, and academia participated in a forum aiming to increase natural capital accounting in decision-making.

Forum discusses Costa Rica's progress in natural capital accounting (in Spanish)

(La Republica)
May 25, 2017

A forum was held in San José to discuss increasing natural capital accounting in decision-making and in the development of sustainable policies for forests, water and energy.

The Five Steps to Corporate Natural Capital Accounting

(Irish Forum on Natural Capital)
May 24, 2017

Experts describe the Corporate Natural Capital Account process developed by Forest Enterprise Englandto inform decision-making and demonstrate the social and environmental returns on public investment.

New natural capital metric a 'powerful lever for change,' says Kering

May 22, 2017

A new natural capital biodiversity metric will act as an "internal change management tool" that allows companies to define and translate what environmental footprints look like in a business context.

The value of natural infrastructure

(The Hindu)
May 19, 2017

Its cost advantages over grey infrastructure are huge. It develops resilient communities by conserving water, soil and habitat.

Financing Economic Growth in LDCs: A Tale of National Savings and Natural Resources

(The World Bank)
April 25, 2017

The depletion of natural resources in Least Developed Countries reduces the net savings and jeopardizes growth.