Measuring and Disclosing Corporate Valuations of Impacts and Dependencies on Nature

by Jakki Mohr and Carmen Thissen

Measuring and Disclosing Corporate Valuations of Impacts and Dependencies on Nature

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Calibrating environmental impacts and dependencies in financial metrics, known as natural capital accounting, is critical for transparency and effective decision-making.
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Calibrating environmental impacts and dependencies in financial metrics, known as natural capital accounting (natural capital valuations; assessments), is critical for transparency and effective decision-making. Understanding the financial impact of a firm’s effects and dependencies on nature not only surfaces new priorities and insights, but also informs and encourages companies’ efforts to protect natural resources. Given that transparency and accountability go hand-in-hand, natural capital valuations help companies mitigate impacts and dependencies on the natural world.


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