06 February 2014
Companies need to be aware of their environmental impacts and dependencies.
Natural capital is the stock of ecosystems such as forests and wetlands that yield a flow of products and services including water filtration, timber and opportunities for recreation. It also includes geological resources such as fossil fuels and mineral deposits that underpin our economy.
The term 'natural capital' has gained significance for business risks and opportunities as companies struggle to consider how to measure their environmental impact, identify the hidden dependencies on...