Natural capital constitutes the various elements of the natural world, from soils to freshwater and ecosystems. Looking at the world through a natural capital lens, we see nature as an asset, much like any other, which delivers benefits to society, or ecosystem services.
The natural capital lens has rapidly become an eminent concept. This is because it not only helps us to identify our fundamental dependencies on the natural world, but also helps us to see nature as an opportunity, as opposed to an obstacle to development.
Our work helps our clients to understand the value of their natural assets and how they can work with nature to maximise opportunities and benefits obtained. Previous and current clients include international financial institutions such as the World Bank, national government departments including the Ministry for Housing and Communities and national agencies such as the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, and the committee on Climate Change. We’ve also worked with Non-Governmental Organisations such as the RSPB.
Baseline assessment and options appraisal
Our natural capital assessments not only help clients understand the baseline value of their asset base, they can also forecast the impact of their projects on natural capital value, helping clients appraise their projects.
We apply the best available biophysical and monetary evidence to our standardised and rigorous natural capital accounting procedures. This helps clients understand the economic value of their assets and projects.
We can deliver innovative solutions to suit the wide-ranging needs of our clients, from natural capital opportunity mapping to developing bespoke natural capital frameworks and guidance.
Park Wood Sustainability Project
A full natural capital assessment including monetary evaluation to maximise the benefits of the Park Wood site.Read More
Environment Agency Collaborative Delivery Framework
Our work with the Environment Agency – developing and utilising a comprehensive natural capital assessmentRead More