100 Business Actions for Nature

Our new 100 Business Actions for Nature website is a free resource for businesses large or small. More than ever before, businesses are required to make transformational changes as a vital component of tackling the twin biodiversity and climate crises. However knowing the right steps to take, or sometimes even where to begin, is not always an easy task for

Business in the Blue Economy Conference Summary

The Business in the Blue Economy Conference was hosted by the Marine Natural Capital Forum Scotland (MNCFS), sponsored by Howell Marine Consulting and held at the University  of St Andrews on 27th February 2023. This summary shares the insights and case studies from the presentations on the day.

Coursera – Business Model Innovation for Sustainable Landscape Restoration

In this free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), learners get to design their own innovative business model for landscape restoration. With a focus on the potential of business model innovation to make a bridge between ecology and economy using 4 returns: return of natural capital return of social capital return of inspiration return of financial capital You will move from

Coursera – Valuing nature and people to inform business decision-making

The aim of the course is to introduce businesses employees to the Capitals Approach and help them to get started with integrating natural, social and human capitals into business decision-making. The course consists of four modules and its structure follows the internationally recognized Natural Capital Protocol and Social and Human Capital Protocols and features many business examples to demonstrate why

Crown Estate Scotland – Trial of the Natural Capital Protocol on land-based businesses

In 2018, Crown Estate Scotland partnered with the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital, SEPA, Scottish Natural Heritage, the James Hutton Institute and SRUC to deliver the world’s first trial of the Natural Capital Protocol on land-based businesses. The Trial included 2 tenant farms and the Glenlivet Estate in Moray. The Protocol was particularly useful in improving understanding of natural capital assets and

Natural Capital Free Online Training

We Value Nature have produced training resources designed for businesses, organisations or colleagues in the early stages of their natural capital journey with an interest in learning more about what natural capital is, why it is important for business and how to start integrating it into business decision-making. The modules are free to share and adapt for your organisation and

Natural Capital Navigation

The Scottish Forum on Natural Capital has developed this signposting page to help you to access briefings, tools, resources & guidance to drive understanding of natural capital’s importance for your organisation’s board members and practitioners. Natural capital – Board level introduction Definition – Natural Capital – Scottish Forum on Natural Capital Describes what natural capital is and why it should

Natural Capital Report for Stirling City Council 2016

Putting the river back at the heart of Stirling life With news that Stirling would be awarded a City Region Deal, Stirling City Council approached the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital to ask for help in bringing to light the normally hidden financial returns which come from investing in green infrastructure. The report we produced is an analysis of two

Online Training Course About Nature-Based Infrastructure

This course aims to empower policy-makers, infrastructure planners, and investors to understand the economic and financial performance of NBI as well as its co-benefits in comparison with “built” or “grey” infrastructure. https://nbi.iisd.org/online-training-course-about-nature-based-infrastructure/