Last week, Yorkshire Water won the prestigious Finance for the Future Award for the company’s innovative Six Capitals sustainability accounting approach. Read more about the awards here, and about Yorkshire Water’s approach here. Last week’s Financial Times Water Summit was “a unique event on the global financial and water calendars. Targeted at CEOs and CFOs […]

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New reports will enable UK to make the most of its natural assets Four new reports on Natural Capital published today will enable governments and businesses to take an evidence-based approach to valuing the UK’s natural assets.  Natural Capital refers to the assets within our natural environment that provide benefits for humans. Plants, animals, freshwater, […]

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Two new resources are available or in development that can support the promotion of green infrastructure and water efficiency.  The Green Infrastructure Resource Library (GIRL) is a pdf and searchable database of 1,000 (exactly) documents on Green Infrastructure, green spaces, natural capital and related topics. It is freely available here and here. Waterwise are developing an inventory […]

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We recently reported on George Monbiot’s attack on natural capital, an approach he describes as “morally wrong, intellectually vacuous, emotionally alienating and self-defeating”. The backlash is now well and truly underway, led by (who else?) the Natural Capital Coalition. According to the Coalition, “he continues to fundamentally misrepresent the approach, leads a named attack on […]

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