With images of plastics washed up on shores all around the world, it is becoming increasingly evident that the way we treat our environment and the natural capital it provides may be coming back to bite us.

The increasing pressure being placed on the environment by growing populations and rising consumption levels threatens its ability to provide the goods and services which ultimately underpin all economic activities. This in turn produces a risk to businesses and those who invest in them. Even the many businesses that do not depend on nature to provide inputs to production may still rely on nature to provide valuable services such as water filtration, pest and disease control, or protection from flooding and landslides.

 

Posted by Ashleigh Lezard on 22nd May 2018 at 12:00am

Category: News, Insight


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Are you interested in how your financial institution is exposed to natural capital risk and how businesses depend on nature?

Have you thought about the risk associated with disruption to a business or investment from an interruption to the flow of goods or services provided by nature?

Here you can view a webinar outlining the findings of the first phase of the Advancing Environmental Risk Management (AERM) project.

 

Posted by Ashleigh Lezard on 10th May 2018 at 12:00am

Category: News, Events, Insight


According to the capitals framework, there are five types of capital that enable our society and economy. Human and social capital enable productive and organized societies. Manufactured capital enables production processes, and financial capital allows for trade and ownership. Enabling all these other capitals is natural capital – the stock or flow of energy and material that produces goods and services.

Posted by Ashleigh Lezard on 22nd April 2018 at 12:00am

Category: News, Insight


New framework provides guidance on importance of assessing natural capital impacts and dependencies in global finance

23 April Hong Kong: Today ‘Connecting Finance and Natural Capital: A Supplement to the Natural Capital Protocol’ (the Supplement) is launched during an event at the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The Supplement provides a framework for financial institutions (FIs) to assess the natural capital impacts and dependencies of their investments and portfolios.

 

Posted by Ashleigh Lezard on 22nd April 2018 at 12:00am

Category: News, Press Release


The Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA) is seeking to contract an entity to assist in the implementation of the Advancing Environmental Risk Management project. The contractor will work closely with the NCFA secretariat to develop a web-based tool that enables users in the financial sector to visualise the exposure of economic sectors to natural capital related risks according to their geographical location. The contractor will also develop a web site around this tool to host the NCFA’s natural capital risk knowledge base, news and updates, and other associated features.

Posted by Jess Burnett on 12th April 2018 at 12:00am