The Scottish Forum on Natural Capital brings together experts and organisations from different sectors to form specific topic hubs and networks, each with their own focus and goals.


Scottish Nature Finance Pioneers

Exploring the supporting infrastructure required for high integrity nature finance markets in Scotland

Brings together anyone with an interest in nature finance, with the aim of exploring the supporting infrastructure required for high integrity nature finance markets in Scotland.

Sustainable Land Management Connectors

Exploring innovative approaches to sustainable land management

Brings together private and public sector interests, academics, NGOs and land managers to share knowledge, expertise and solutions for regenerative and resilient management of Scottish land.

Marine Natural Capital Navigators

Advancing marine natural capital and ecosystem service thinking, research and practical implementation in Scotland

Brings together a range of technical and policy experts to share knowledge and expertise on marine systems, conservation and management to enhance the collective understanding, development and application of marine natural capital in Scotland.

Digital Enablers for Natural Capital

Contributing to an enabling environment for natural capital through exploration and knowledge-sharing around nature tech

Brings together all those interested in geospatial data management for nature, to explore the possibilities and share knowledge and learning towards a digitally enabled environment for natural capital in Scotland.


Exploration Zones

Exploration zones are curated conversations within our network which explore natural capital more widely or a specific element in more detail, and bring learning and ideas back to the network, creating spaces beyond focused topics, for interaction and cross-pollination between the hubs.

These zones are initiated and led by members of our network. The Scottish Forum secretariat provides the Basecamp network and wider infrastructure to enable communication and activity.

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The Ecosystem Services Community Scotland (ESCom) group, was closed in August 2022 to allow the group members to focus on other commitments. It was felt the policy, NGO, business and research community engagement would continue through other routes in the Scottish Forum. Legacy outputs can be found here.