Threading natural capital into cotton: Doing business with nature
Seven businesses came together to spearhead this Cotton Action Research Collaboratory (ARC) with the ambition of ensuring that producers are able to meet future demand for high quality, ethically sourced and sustainably grown cotton. This ARC explored 15 different interventions and the evidence of positive natural capital impacts for each. This assessment can support business decisions to guarantee that the natural capital underpinning the industry is used and managed more sustainably. The ARC focused on water, biodiversity and soil particularly at the growing stage of the supply chain where natural capital challenges are most prevalent.