The agricultural sector is highly vulnerable to environmental risk, be it from climate change or the breakdown of ecosystems. This new sector-specific guide provides a framework for the inclusion of natural capital considerations into credit risk assessment for agricultural lending. It aligns natural capital risks and opportunities into business decision-making, enabling financial flows to be directed to the best-managed, most sustainable projects.
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)
Registration is now open for 2019 courses on Environmental Governance & Policy-Making: Navigate Environmental Governance and Influence the Policy Outcome from the Graduate Institute Geneva. The programme is designed for senior executives and mid-career leaders from all sectors and backgrounds who want to influence policy outcomes and contribute to solving pressing environmental challenges.
The Supply Chain Solutions Center is a digital hub for sustainability resources, best practices, thought leadership and news – filtered to help businesses bring sustainability to every node of their consumer packaged goods supply chain. The library currently focuses on six areas: agriculture, energy, chemicals, waste, forests and freight.
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Social & Human Capital Coalition
The Social Capital Protocol aims to help companies understand their relationship with society and how to make decisions in a way that will enhance the stock of social capital for the benefit of society and business. The Protocol sets out a consistent process for business to measure and value both social capital impacts (the positive and negative effects business has on society) and social capital dependencies (the human and social resources and relationships that businesses rely on in order to create and sustain value).
Starting on 19 February 2019, +Acumen is offering a six-week course on "Designing for Environmental Sustainability and Social Impact." The course is designed for social innovators who want to develop entrepreneurial solutions for environmental conservation and poverty reduction. The course will explore challenges like deforestation, overfishing, waste management, and agriculture, where the environment and livelihoods are sometimes at odds. This is a hands-on, project-based course that consists of weekly readings, videos, and workshops.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), GRID-Arendal, Rare, International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements
PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet is a partnership initiative to document and promote examples of inspiring, replicable solutions across a range of conservation and sustainable development topics, enabling cross-sectoral learning and inspiration.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
The handbook Ecosystem-based Adaptation: A handbook for EbA in mountain, dryland and coastal ecosystems is a tool guide to plan and implement ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in developing countries to help address the increasing impacts of climate change. It provides a practical guidance for EbA in drylands, mountains and coastal zones, since these ecosystems and the people living in them are particularly vulnerable to climate change.