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).
The United Nations Statistics Division is offering a self-paced course titled "SEEA - In Depth Training on Water Accounting". The course provides an overview of water accounting as laid out in the System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA), the statistical standard used to measure the relationship between the economy and the environment, and the SEEA Water.
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) is offering an e-learning course titled Low Carbon Green Growth Roadmap, which addresses the economic transformation necessary for the realization of the Green Growth objectives.
The ESAForD project is a seven-country ecosystem service valuation project developed in collaboration with the Environment for Development (EfD) centers in Costa Rica, China, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, and Sweden. The project aims to contribute to the development of ecosystem service accounting by enhancing the knowledge and empirical experience around valuing ecosystem services.
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.