We are a uniquely broad network of collaborative communities of practice, bringing natural capital into mainstream decision-making.

The Scottish Forum on Natural Capital brings together public, private and voluntary sector organisations to protect, value and rebuild Scotland’s natural capital. We enable businesses and policymakers to better understand our dependence and impact on nature, and that protection and enhancement of Scotland’s natural wealth is a viable option, providing economic opportunities and benefits for the whole of society.

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The Steering Group of the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital, is made up of senior representatives from the public, private and voluntary sectors. The Secretariat is provided by the Scottish Wildlife Trust.


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The Scottish Forum on Natural Capital was founded in 2013 by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group, the University of Edinburgh, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland, and the Institute of Directors Scotland as part of the inaugural World Forum on Natural Capital.

Former First Minister, Alex Salmond, announced the Scottish Government’s support for the initiative in his address to delegates at the World Forum, and this sentiment has been reaffirmed by the current First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, during her subsequent speeches at the 2015 and 2017 World Fora.

Today, the Scottish Forum’s membership is comprised of over 500 people from businesses, government bodies, academic institutions and non-governmental organisations from across Scotland, helping to turn our vision into a reality.

Find out about more significant dates in the history of the Scottish Forum initiative OUR HISTORY – TIMELINE



Our Brand guide includes our colour palettes and typography. You can also download the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital Logo Collection here


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