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.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Natural capital refers to the stocks of the Earth’s natural assets and resources, such as soil, water, air and biodiversity. These stocks provide humans with a flow of goods and benefits – known as ‘ecosystem services’ – which positively impact well-being.