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Will Multi-Capital Corporate Reporting Take Off in 2016?

Will Multi-Capital Corporate Reporting Take Off in 2016?

Companies are increasingly looking for better ways to report on sustainability performance, driven by customer and investor demands. Last month’s COP 21 climate talks in Paris saw more than 100 companies including Ikea, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Walmart, Kellogg and Dell commit to set and report on “science-based emissions targets,” in line … Read more »

Natural Capital Coalition

Major Firms Test Natural Capital Protocol

Major global companies including Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical and Shell will begin testing the Natural Capital Protocol, which aims to help businesses improve their decision making by standardizing how their relationship with nature is measured and valued. The Natural Capital Coalition released the latest draft of the Natural Capital Protocol, yesterday. … Read more »

Water Risk Tool Focuses on Mining Sector

Water Risk Tool Focuses on Mining Sector

Water availability is increasingly recognized as a material risk for many businesses. To address this, Bloomberg and the Natural Capital Declaration have launched a tool that enables analysts to incorporate water risks into company valuations across the mining sector. The Natural Capital Declaration is a global finance-led initiative supported by … Read more »

CDSB Launches Framework for Natural Capital Reporting

The Climate Disclosure Standards Board has launched a framework for reporting natural capital and environmental information in mainstream corporate reports for the benefit of investors. The framework, which became available Monday, will rely on methodologies such as the emerging natural capital protocol and is designed to fill the current gap in international … Read more »

AkzoNobel

Is the Future of Corporate Reporting 4D?

As global firms increasingly integrate financial and environmental reporting, paints and coatings company AkzoNobel is taking integrated reporting to the next level and measuring the four dimensions of capital: financial, natural, social and human. AkzoNobel says it will scale up a fourth-dimensional impact assessment approach following a successful pilot. Some … Read more »

Dow Woods Unit

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 »

12 Steps for Improved Sustainability Strategies

A Verdantix report aims to help chief sustainability officers and VPs of environmental sustainability to understand the circumstances where natural capital — the finite stock of natural assets (air, water and land) from which goods and services flow — is relevant for their business, the risks involved in ignoring natural capital … Read more »

Plastic Disclosure Project

UNEP to Companies: Report Plastic Use

The total natural capital cost of plastic in the consumer goods industry is more than $75 billion per year, according to research released today by the Plastic Disclosure Project, the UN Environment Programme and natural capital analysts Trucost. The cost comes from a range of environmental impacts including the harm … Read more »

Coalition Backs Natural Capital Framework

The Natural Capital Coalition — a multi-stakeholder coalition whose business signatories include Coca Cola, Kingfisher and Dow Chemical — is seeking to create a framework to standardize how the economic value of natural resources is accounted for and valued. The Natural Capital Protocol is supported by, among others, the United Nations Environment Programme, the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, and … Read more »

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URS to Develop Natural Capital System for National Grid

National Grid awarded a contract to engineering and construction firm URS to develop a framework on natural capital and ecosystem services—a system that will place a value on the goods and services provided by nature. URS will advise National Grid on how its business operations might affect the natural world … Read more »

PG&E, Xerox on Natural Capital Leaders Index

PG&E, Xerox on Natural Capital Leaders Index

Carnival,  Kimberly-Clark, Intel, PG&E and Xerox are among 34 companies named to the Natural Capital Leaders Index, which recognizes companies that have grown their revenue between 2008 and 2012 while reducing their environmental impacts during that same period. The index also includes a separate list of efficiency leaders — companies … Read more »

Climate Earth Launches Online Natural Capital Management System

Climate Earth Launches Online Natural Capital Management System

Climate Earth has launched what it says is the first online natural capital management system (NCMS), an enterprise tool to help companies manage the risks and opportunities associated with natural capital dependencies — such as forestland use, water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions — across the value chain. Natural capital … Read more »