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This month we announced our partnership with the Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA) (formerly the Natural Capital Declaration), and the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO), to jointly produce a Finance Sector Supplement to the Natural Capital Protocol.

The Supplement will provide the guidance and insight required for financial institutions to integrate natural capital considerations into all financial products and services; including loans, investments and insurance policies.

On Monday the 14th of November, we launched a consultation on the Supplement, and are reaching out to our network in order to inform the development of the Supplement.

To find out more about the Supplement, and how you can aid its development, follow the link to the story below.


Mark Gough, Executive Director, Natural Capital Coalition

Finance Sector Supplement to the Natural Capital Protocol Announced

The Natural Capital Coalition, the Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA) (formerly the Natural Capital Declaration), and the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO), have partnered to jointly produce a Finance Sector Supplement to the Natural Capital Protocol.


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Applying the Natural Capital Protocol – Webinar Recording.



Listen to the “Applying the Natural Capital Protocol” webinar organised by Ecosystems Knowledge Network in partnership with the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital and the Irish Forum on Natural Capital.

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Natural Capital and the Protocol in the Construction Industry
 

‘Beyond concepts: Natural capital tools for the UK construction industry’ brought together construction professionals with scientists and others to discuss the application of natural capital principles, and the Natural Capital Protocol, in the built environment.


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The Nature Conservancy Purchases Virgin Forest to “Forever Keep It Undeveloped & Open to the Public”

The Nature Conservancy has announced that it has purchased 240 acres of extremely rare original old-growth forest in Minnesota, and will forever keep it undeveloped and open to the public.

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Hunter Lovins:
Why Value Nature? It’s Better to be Roughly Right than Really Wrong

“Business defines capital as money or assets that can be used (often as means of production) to create ever more wealth. It’s worth noting that the word “wealth” derives from the old English “weal,” or well-being, which is what we ought really to be enhancing.

Part of the issue is that we measure well-being as increased GDP: he who dies with the most toys wins. The idiocy of this practice is another conversation, but it’s worth noting that most of what people now call ‘wealth creation’ is simply the liquidation of one form of capital (forests or people’s welfare) for another (money.) This is just bad capitalism, or as activist Randy Hayes puts it, “cheater economics.” A good capitalist will steward and seek to enhance ALL forms of capital, thereby gaining the ability to create ever more genuine wealth, measured as the well-being of us all…

Until we transform the economy (a good idea, but also another conversation) we must attach as much value to nature and community as we legitimately can, and ensure that all forms of capital are properly accounted for, enhanced and stewarded…”


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In the News

Tony Juniper: It’s Time to Change Strategy

Do You Really Value the Services Nature Provides?

New Study Found that Coastal Wetlands Saved $625M in Damages From Hurricane Sandy

Events

Global Initiatives, Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development

November 22-24 
Singapore
 

Third EU B@B Annual Conference | Taking Stock, Looking Forward

23 November
Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers, The Hague, the Netherlands




 

New organizations this month

Natural Capital: Addressing the Criticism

Valuation of Forest Ecosystems and Their Services

The Carbon Bubble: Why Investors Can No Longer Ignore Climate Risks

Events

Natural Capital: Let’s Talk Business

23-25 November
Fokker Terminal, The Hague, the Netherlands.


CBD COP 13 Business and Biodiversity Forum

2-3 December 
Cancun, Mexico


Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties COP13

4-17 December
Cancun, Mexico

Consciam Limited

Nature Services Peru

Soil & More International

 

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