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World Forum on Natural Capital seeks innovations to mainstream natural capital thinking


During this November’s World Forum on Natural Capital, which will take place in Edinburgh on 27 & 28 November, we will invite delegates to help find solutions to three significant challenges. Challenge number one is this: How can innovators and entrepreneurs help bring natural capital into the mainstream of business decision-making?

Leading the change

The World Forum on Natural Capital offers a unique opportunity to hear the latest developments, learn from real-life case studies and connect with leading players to help shape the emerging dialogue on how we better manage our natural assets. To help shape this dialogue, we are inviting members to share their ideas, solutions, and knowledge in relation to three challenges. Throughout the two days of the World Forum, delegates will also be contributing ideas and expertise to help address these challenges. Your input will feed into discussions at the event, culminating in the selection of the most promising solutions which will be shared at the end of the event on behalf of the delegates, World Forum partners and

Why this matters

With the global population heading towards nine billion, the natural world is facing unprecedented pressure to support human activity. Not only will this have profound consequences for society and the economy, it will also have major strategic implications for business. When you factor in the impact the agriculture & food, construction and chemical sectors have, coupled with the increasing scarcity and unreliability of natural resources, the importance of a different path forward is clear. 

Join the conversation, be a part of the solution

The World Forum on Natural Capital is looking for your innovations to help transform decision-making in the private sector, so that good decisions – those which are economically, socially and environmentally beneficial – become easier to make than poor ones. If you’re an innovator with a product or service that could help towards this goal or have research on this topic you feel would further the conversation, we encourage you to add your solution or library item to this challenge, or leave a reply in the comment section.

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Geschreven door Paul Smith op 30-10-17

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24 nov 2017
Reactie van Miranda

We are working on more sophistiacted version of the current TEEBstad tool (TEEB city tool, in Dutch): the Green Benefit Planner. With this tool the benefits of green and blue (plants and water) in the city can be calculated for different endpoints: health, energy use, the value of real estate).

21 nov 2017
Reactie van Afra

Hi Jo, definitely consider asking Eosta about their True Cost Accounting: Very innovative. Duurzame Kost works with (produces) fruit, vegetables and fish in one circular system to save water, pesticides and land  The text is in Dutch, but maybe you can give them a call? Also; Bio Futura is an importer, wholesaler and webshop. They specialise in sustainable disposables and packaging. They’re part of the community Their story in English is on their website  Greetings, Afra