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Researchers from ASU, Yale, NOAA Develop Equation for Calculating Value of Natural Capital
Researchers from ASU, Yale, NOAA Develop Equation for Calculating Value of Natural Capital

NEW METRICS - Many businesses have come to better understand the critical importance of nature as an input, but the question still remains as to how its value compares to other assets — not as lumber or drinking water or a fancy dinner, but as standing forests, healthy aquifers or living organisms.

Countries Ranked on Sustainable Competitiveness; US and UK Score Below China, Russia
Countries Ranked on Sustainable Competitiveness; US and UK Score Below China, Russia

NEW METRICS - Think tank and sustainable management consultancy SolAbility recently released its fourth Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index (GSCI), a ranking of 180 countries for “sustainable competitiveness,” defined as the ability to generate and sustain inclusive wealth and dignifying standard of life for all citizens in a globalised world of competing economies.Iceland topped the list for the second year running, followed by other Scandinavian nations. The only non-European countries in the top 20 are Japan (11), New Zealand (12), and Canada (16). The US ranked 41 and the UK ranked 48; China and Russia ranked above them at 25 and 33, respectively.

The Plastic Bank: How 'Social Plastic' Is Giving Value to Waste, Improving Lives Around the World
The Plastic Bank: How 'Social Plastic' Is Giving Value to Waste, Improving Lives Around the World

WASTE NOT - At SB ’14 San Diego, the Plastic Disclosure Project, the UN Environment Program and Trucost unveiled the fist-ever assessment of plastic use in business, along with the business case for dealing with its global impacts: Among the sobering figures, the report calculated the total natural capital cost of pl

Dow Launches New Line of Sustainable Packaging Resins
Dow Launches New Line of Sustainable Packaging Resins

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The Dow Chemical Company on Tuesday announced the launch a new family of resins that offers unprecedented performance levels to help customers address some of today’s most challenging packaging performance gaps.Innate Precision Packaging Resins are created from a patented molecular catalyst coupled with advanced process technology, which Dow says will empower customers to unlock new packaging opportunities through “unmatched stiffness-toughness balance, processing ease and improved sustainability profiles.”

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Introducing NatureBank
Introducing NatureBank

PRESS RELEASE - NatureBank is at the intersection of finance and natural assets, producing long term, sustainable returns.Oct. 20, 2015, Vancouver, BC – In response to growing demand for sustainable commodities including cocoa, carbon and timber, Vancouver, BC-based company Offsetters Climate Solutions has formed NatureBank Asset Management, through a merger with Forest Finest Consulting, a German sustainable commodities company.

Trucost Research Points to $10B #BusinessCase for Circular Economy for Electronics
Trucost Research Points to $10B #BusinessCase for Circular Economy for Electronics

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Last month, the Green Electronics Council (GEC) unveiled new research carried out by Trucost that highlights the importance of advancing best circular-economy practices throughout the electronics sector.

Coca-Cola, Dow, Nestlé Commence Testing of New Natural Capital Protocol
Coca-Cola, Dow, Nestlé Commence Testing of New Natural Capital Protocol

SUPPLY CHAIN - Coca-Cola, Dow and Nestlé are among the 10 companies testing the new draft of the Natural Capital Protocol against specific business applications.The Protocol will provide decision-making support to businesses in their risk-management processes, exploration of new revenue streams, and in product and value chain innovation. It is a product of the Natural Capital Coalition, a global platform that brings together the different initiatives and organizations working in natural capital under a common vision of a world where business conserves and enhances natural capital.

#BusinessCase: Ecolab, Trucost Expand Water Risk Monetizer to Include Revenue-at-Risk Assessment
#BusinessCase: Ecolab, Trucost Expand Water Risk Monetizer to Include Revenue-at-Risk Assessment

NEW METRICS - Just in time for World Water Week, the Water Risk Monetizer, industry’s first publicly available financial modeling tool that enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into decision making, now provides users with insights into how water scarcity impacts revenue. The tool’s new assessment helps water-dependent businesses better understand the full value of water to their operations and identify revenue at risk based on current and projected water scarcity.

OK ... Now What? The Future of Natural Capital Accounting Metrics
OK ... Now What? The Future of Natural Capital Accounting Metrics

NEW METRICS - Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) is an emerging methodology in the private sector, aimed at measuring the dependency and impact of companies on natural systems. NCA helps in quantifying the value of usually intangible assets from nature (such as water, pollination, etc). NCA allows mitigating risks but also identifies opportunities to reduce costs, innovate and become more resilient.

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Kering Releases EP&L Methodology to Encourage Wider Adoption of Natural Capital Accounting
Kering Releases EP&L Methodology to Encourage Wider Adoption of Natural Capital Accounting

NEW METRICS - Today, Kering released the results of its Environmental Profit and Loss Account (EP&L) — measuring the environmental footprint of its operations and across supply chains — and released the methodology as an open-source tool to encourage other corporations to clarify their impact on the environment.

#BusinessCase: Dow/TNC Study Highlights Benefits of Valuing Ecosystem Services
#BusinessCase: Dow/TNC Study Highlights Benefits of Valuing Ecosystem Services

NEW METRICS - According to a recent study in Ecosystem Services, businesses may pay more for less reliable sources of water in the future.

Study reveals economic benefits of forest thinning
Study reveals economic benefits of forest thinning

PRESS RELEASE - From 2002 to 2011, Arizona lost a quarter of its forests to wildfires, drought and bark beetle infestation. Decreased public funding for forest thinning and the low economic value of small diameter wood has made the state’s forests especially vulnerable to devastating fires and drought.

Disney Scores the Only 'A' on Cruise Industry Environmental Report Card
Disney Scores the Only 'A' on Cruise Industry Environmental Report Card

MARKETING AND COMMS - Cruise ships dumped more than a billion gallons of sewage in the ocean last year, much of it raw or poorly treated, according to federal data analyzed by Friends of the Earth, which is calling for stronger rules to protect oceans, coasts, sea life and people.

Greenpeace Linking Host of Household Brands to Destruction of Sumatran Tiger Habitat
Greenpeace Linking Host of Household Brands to Destruction of Sumatran Tiger Habitat

SUPPLY CHAIN - Greenpeace International tonight launched a report calling out a host of consumer products companies — including Colgate Palmolive, Mondelez International (formerly Kraft), Nestlé Oil, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser and a host of other companies — as guilty by association for rainforest destruction in Indonesia, a crucial habitat region for the endangered Sumatran tiger.A License to Kill: How Deforestation for Palm Oil Is Driving Sumatran Tigers Toward Extinction links the companies to Singapore-based Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil processor, which accounts for over one-third of the global palm oil processing market and has a distribution network covering over 50 countries.

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World Bank Says Businesses Must Collaborate to Help Save Oceans
World Bank Says Businesses Must Collaborate to Help Save Oceans

COLLABORATION - Businesses must work with government and the scientific community to help counter damage to the world’s oceans, according to a panel established by the World Bank to advise the Global Partnership for Oceans (GPO).The Blue Ribbon Panel consists of 21 global experts from 16 countries and includes high-level players ranging from CEOs of some of the largest seafood companies in the world — such as Thai Union Frozen Products, Bumble Bee Foods and High Liner Foods — to government officials and prominent marine conservationists. Without taking action to turn around the declining health of the ocean, the panel warns the consequences for economies, communities and ecosystems will be irreversible.

World Water Week just passed. Did you notice?
World Water Week just passed. Did you notice?

PRESS RELEASE - Today, 780 million individuals still live without access to clean and safe water sources. Two and a half billion people lack access to improved sanitation facilities. One billion people defecate in the open.  Is that too much information?Which leads me to ask why do I, or you as a business professional, care?Clean water is like oxygen. You’re not going anywhere without it. This is obvious, especially if you work for a beverage company. Or a food company.  Or any company that has suppliers in Asia, Latin America, and Africa.  Technology manufacturers.  Clothing companies. Candy companies. Pharmaceutical companies.  All of us.

Weyerhaeuser Certifies Nearly 20 Million Acres to Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standard
Weyerhaeuser Certifies Nearly 20 Million Acres to Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standard

MARKETING AND COMMS - The Weyerhaeuser Company has acquired Longview Timber’s approximately 645,000 acres of forestland in Washington state and Oregon, meaning it now owns or manages nearly 20.5 million acres of forestland in the U.S. and Canada, making the company one of the world’s largest private sustainable forestry operations.Weyerhaeuser says it is dedicated to industry leadership in forest stewardship and sustainability and will continue to live up to its principles as it brings the Longview Timber operations into its portfolio. All of Weyerhaeuser’s North American forests are certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative standard, which ensures that its forest management practices meet a broad spectrum of social, economic and environmental requirements.

Obama's Climate Plan Latest in Series of Public-Private Actions to Advance REDD+
Obama's Climate Plan Latest in Series of Public-Private Actions to Advance REDD+

LEADERSHIP - President Obama’s National Climate Action Plan, released on June 25th, calls for strong action to protect remaining tropical forests through a commitment to lead international initiatives in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+).But Obama is not the first to acknowledge the vital role that forests play in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Nor is he the only one currently calling for urgent action on tropical forest conservation.

BASF receives European Water Stewardship certificate
BASF receives European Water Stewardship certificate

PRESS RELEASE - BASF receives European Water Stewardship certificate -- First chemical site with certification for sustainable water management -- BASF has ambitious water goals

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Crossing Thresholds: From Fossil Fuel Divestment to Sustainable Investment
Crossing Thresholds: From Fossil Fuel Divestment to Sustainable Investment

NEW METRICS - Three cheers to Bill McKibben and 350.org for raising much-needed awareness through their campaign urging university endowments and pension funds to divest from fossil fuel-producing companies.

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