News and Opinion

Guy Duke  - 

The valuing nature movement is gaining momentum with new initiatives, accounting standards, business commitments and policy changes all driving change. We launched We Value Nature in November 2018 and just some of the developments we’ve seen over the previous three years are:

We Value Nature Team  - 

The We Value Nature campaign and the Capitals Coalition are developing a free, online business training course focusing on valuing nature and people.

Businesses that value nature and people benefit from improved risk management, new business and investment opportunities, enhanced stakeholder engagement and anticipation of future legislation.

We Value Nature Team  - 

We are delighted to publish five new testimonial videos showcasing five companies’ natural capital journeys.

Businesses that understand the true value of nature can benefit from improved risk management, new business opportunities, improved communication with investors, enhanced stakeholder engagement and anticipation of future legislation.

Training materials to support Food & Beverage companies on their natural capital journey

Daan Groot & Iris Visser from Nature^Squared  - 

The value of nature for the Food & Beverage industry

Natural capital is key for the functioning of many businesses but is particularly relevant for those operating in the Food & Beverage industry which directly impacts and depends on the services and resources provided by nature.

Building business capacity to value nature in decision-making

We Value Nature Team  - 

There has never been a better time for businesses to assess their impacts and dependencies on nature. Through understanding and considering the risks and opportunities created by nature, businesses can make better decisions that benefit themselves, society and the planet as a whole.

However, when it comes to applying natural capital approaches, companies often don’t know where and how to get started.

We Value Nature training module 2 launched

Dr. Stephanie Hime & Sabina Gordon, Little Blue Research Ltd - 

Across the world, sustainability is being pushed to the forefront of the global agenda. In response, it is vital for the private sector to reflect on its relationship with natural capital, specifically its impacts and dependencies. Doing so will be necessary, not only for protecting our planet and positively contributing to global climate and biodiversity targets, but also in managing the numerous risks and opportunities that businesses are exposed to.

Call for proposals

We Value Nature Team  - 

We're looking for a contractor to capture video recording from natural capital champions in businesses. View the brief:

Background

We Value Nature is an EU Horizon 2020-funded three-year campaign (November 2018 –October 2021) supporting businesses and the natural capital community across Europe with the aim of making valuing nature the new normal for business.

Nadine McCormick, IUCN - 

Many businesses are starting to recognise that the natural capital crisis is a business crisis and they need to better identify, measure, value and prioritise their impacts and dependencies. Recognising the need to value nature is a real and meaningful first step, but it’s only the first step in the natural capital journey.

We Value Nature Team  - 

The coronavirus crisis is changing the world and We Value Nature is adapting to reflect the new reality. Our team is working from home to deliver more training resources online and we are remotely supporting businesses on their journeys towards a sustainable future.

Gerard Bos, Director of IUCN’s Business and Biodiversity Programme - 

Gerard Bos, Director of IUCN’s Business and Biodiversity Programme, is part of the We Value Nature project team helping businesses integrate natural capital into their decision making. This blog was originally published by IUCN -  View the original.