Stories About Natural Capital

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Nespresso’s 'Reviving Origins' Program Revitalizing Coffee Regions Under Threat
Nespresso’s 'Reviving Origins' Program Revitalizing Coffee Regions Under Threat

SUPPLY CHAIN - Brand ambassador George Clooney visits farms in Puerto Rico and shines a light on the impact coffee can have on a community.

Study of Diamond Mining Reveals Impact on Local Communities, Challenges Stereotypes
Study of Diamond Mining Reveals Impact on Local Communities, Challenges Stereotypes

SUPPLY CHAIN - Trucost finds the world’s large-scale diamond producers infuse billions of dollars in benefits into communities, provide higher than national average wages and are working to minimize environmental impacts.

Scientists, NGOs Call for ‘Global Deal for Nature’ to Protect Half the World’s Lands and Seas
Scientists, NGOs Call for ‘Global Deal for Nature’ to Protect Half the World’s Lands and Seas

MARKETING AND COMMS - Conservation scientists, NGOs and indigenous leaders urge governments to adopt a “Global Deal for Nature” as a companion to the Paris Agreement. A corresponding study establishes science-based conservation targets for the entire planet.

JetBlue, Nature Conservancy Using AI to Evaluate Impact of Ecosystems on Tourism
JetBlue, Nature Conservancy Using AI to Evaluate Impact of Ecosystems on Tourism

NEW METRICS - With 65% of the Caribbean’s reefs generating tourism dollars, the study reveals an opportunity for tourism-associated businesses to work together to protect the region’s environmental health.

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Luke’s Lobster Grows Impact, Revenue by Working With Fellow B Corps
Luke’s Lobster Grows Impact, Revenue by Working With Fellow B Corps

WALKING THE TALK - “B Corp acts as a filter. You’re much more likely to get quality and follow-through in a long-lasting way from a B Corp.”

New Guide Will Empower Banks to Quickly Assess Natural Capital Risk
New Guide Will Empower Banks to Quickly Assess Natural Capital Risk

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - New step-by-step guide from Natural Capital Finance Alliance builds on launch of web-based tool, ENCORE, in November.

New Tool Reveals $1.6T Risk of Failing to Account for Natural Capital
New Tool Reveals $1.6T Risk of Failing to Account for Natural Capital

BUSINESS CASE - Following the release last month of its groundbreaking guide to help financial institutions understand and assess their reliance on natural capital, this week the Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA) launched the world’s first comprehensive tool linking environmental change with its consequences for the economy.

Experts Gather to Discuss ROI of Sustainable Business at New Metrics '18
Experts Gather to Discuss ROI of Sustainable Business at New Metrics '18

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, October 29, 2018 — The Sustainable Brands® community gathers today in Philadelphia, PA to kick off the 8th annual New Metrics conference.

New Guide Helps Banks, Investors, Insurers Assess Their Natural Capital Impacts
New Guide Helps Banks, Investors, Insurers Assess Their Natural Capital Impacts

NEW METRICS - The Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA), together with the Natural Capital Coalition and VBDO, has launched a groundbreaking guide to help financial institutions understand and assess their reliance on natural capital — i.e. the clean air, oceans, ecosystems and minerals that most of our goods and services depend on.

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Target, ADM Join Food Giants Rising to Ceres' AgWater Challenge
Target, ADM Join Food Giants Rising to Ceres' AgWater Challenge

SUPPLY CHAIN - Today, Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announce the addition of Target and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, to the AgWater Challenge. The two companies’ new water stewardship commitments were shared today at the Financial Times Water Summit in London.

Circulate Capital Incubator Network to Accelerate Ocean Plastic Solutions in Asia
Circulate Capital Incubator Network to Accelerate Ocean Plastic Solutions in Asia

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Circulate Capital, the impact-focused investment management firm dedicated to financing companies, projects and infrastructure that prevent ocean plastic; and SecondMuse, a global business accelerator that works with local stakeholders, leading corporations and government agencies to build resilient economies, today announced the launch of The Incubator Network by Circulate Capital and SecondMuse, a new initiative to accelerate solutions to ocean plastic waste by partnering with existing incubators t

Stakeholders Collaborating for a More Sustainable Bioeconomy
Stakeholders Collaborating for a More Sustainable Bioeconomy

COLLABORATION - Over the last few years, the bioeconomy — a global economy that uses biological resources and waste from the land and sea as inputs to food, industrial and energy production — has been a major point of discussion for scientists and policymakers alike. According to the World Economic Forum, our bioeconomy is far from sustainable as it presently exists, as companies across many industries continue to rely on environmentally damaging practices.

FoodShot Global Looking to Fund Innovators Taking 'Moonshots for Better Food'
FoodShot Global Looking to Fund Innovators Taking 'Moonshots for Better Food'

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - FoodShot Global today launches a new investment platform aimed at accelerating food system transformation through an annual challenge — a call for “Moonshots for Better Food” that will create a healthier, more sustainable, and more equitable food system worldwide. FoodShot is a nonprofit, global consortium of mission-aligned venture funds, banks, corporations, universities and foundations. A combination of equity and debt funding will be awarded to innovative businesses, while a GroundBreaker Prize of more than $500,000 in philanthropic capital will be awarded to researchers, social entrepreneurs and advocates.

How One E-Waste Recycler Uses Education to Incentivize the Right Behaviors
How One E-Waste Recycler Uses Education to Incentivize the Right Behaviors

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - In the early days of my career, more years ago than I care to admit, I spent a good part of my time explaining to people what e-waste was, that it was hazardous and that it shouldn’t be landfilled. I’m pleased to report that those days are over. Most of us today are well aware of the tide of electronics washing up in China, Africa and elsewhere. The vast majority of us want to ensure our discarded electronic paperweights are properly recycled. We are moving in the right direction.

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US Consumers, Experts Give Businesses a 'C' for Water Conservation
US Consumers, Experts Give Businesses a 'C' for Water Conservation

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - In Nestlé Waters North America's second annual survey of 6,142 US consumers and experts on water-related topics, released this week, respondents ranked clean water higher than getting enough sleep (25 percent of consumers and 22 percent of experts) and eating healthy foods (23 percent of consumers and 25 percent of experts) as factors important to living a healthy life.

Study Reveals How Tax Havens Are Subsidizing Environmental Destruction
Study Reveals How Tax Havens Are Subsidizing Environmental Destruction

WALKING THE TALK - The release of classified documents such as the so-called Panama and Paradise papers in recent years has provided a glimpse into the opaque world of tax havens and their role in the global economy.

Global Investors Urge RSPO for Stronger Standards
Global Investors Urge RSPO for Stronger Standards

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - More than 90 institutional investors representing more than $6.7 trillion in assets under management have called on the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to strengthen its draft standards for certifying the sustainable production of palm oil, a key ingredient found in nearly 50 percent of all packaged goods, from cosmetics to cleaning products to candy.

From Alternative to Mainstream: An Honest Look at Doing Good Business
From Alternative to Mainstream: An Honest Look at Doing Good Business

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - For many, the sustainable choice is the alternative choice: alternative lightbulbs, alternative cars, alternative shopping bags, alternative business models. But there’s no longer a need for the sustainability community to present itself this way — especially in relation to business. Every day, businesses face new and emerging risks related to environmental, social and governance (ESG)-related issues. In a world more connected than ever, these risks can be felt more directly and more immediately than they used to be.

Nestlé, Coca-Cola Among 60 Orgs Stepping Up to Address Pressures on UK Water
Nestlé, Coca-Cola Among 60 Orgs Stepping Up to Address Pressures on UK Water

COLLABORATION - Over 60 organizations including businesses such as Nestlé, Coca-Cola and M&S have signed a Catchment Management Declaration agreeing to step up action to address the increasing pressures to UK water through improved catchment management.

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Following the Paper Trail: APP’s Ongoing Quest to Restore Indonesia’s Rainforests
Following the Paper Trail: APP’s Ongoing Quest to Restore Indonesia’s Rainforests

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Since 1990, Indonesia has lost half of its rainforests. What’s worse, the rate of deforestation, currently at roughly two million hectares per year, is still accelerating. Heart of the issue being that ecological values remain difficult to measure in monetary terms. Such is the tragedy of the commons for a country with the world’s fourth-largest population: Its eagerness for economic development driven by the global market has made one of the planet’s most diverse natural habitats subject to exploitation for fast cash, rather than being protected as a crucial part of the global ecosystem.

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