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Dow, TNC Team Up on Natural-Capital Tool for Businesses

Dow Chemical and the Nature Conservancy this year will begin a pilot program to demonstrate and test how Dow can incorporate the value of nature as part of its approach to sustainability. The pilot is part of the two organizations’ collaboration, which began in 2011, aimed at helping Dow and … Read more »

Ecosystem Services ‘Need Knowledge Sharing’

Ecosystem Services ‘Need Knowledge Sharing’

Despite widespread global use of payments for ecosystem services, more can be done to share information and learning garnered from such projects, according to research published in the journal Ecosystem Services. In Payments for ecosystem services: A review and comparison of developing and industrialized countries, researchers reviewed every published paper … Read more »

Ecosystem Services May Shape Regulations, Report Finds

Ecosystem Services May Shape Regulations, Report Finds

Ecosystem services – benefits provided by functioning ecosystems – may shape future policy and regulations as well as government expectations of the private sector, particularly on public lands, according to a report by BSR. The report, “Global Public Sector Trends in Ecosystem Services, 2009-2012,” is based on four years of … Read more »

Monsanto Joins World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Monsanto has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and is offering the WBCSD’s Business Ecosystems Training (BET) course globally for employees, according to the agribusiness company. Monsanto says the BET course will enhance employees’ understanding of the links between ecosystems and business. The UN expects the global … Read more »

Ecosystem Services: Flying or Crawling in 2013?

The next phase of ecosystem services will affect companies’ decision making and public policy — but how that plays out remains to be seen, according to a BSR blog. Last January, companies seeking financing from the World Bank and other Equator Principles signatories became subject to due diligence processes that … Read more »