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).
NDC Implementation Roadmap Development: Guidelines for Small Island Developing States is a step-wise guideline that provides a practical approach for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) implementing Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement to develop their own NDC Roadmap in an integrated manner. The guideline assists in planning for implementation of the mitigation (or carbon emission reduction) aspects of an NDC, although parts of the documents also deal with adaptation implementation planning.
United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA)
This report provides a step-by-step guide for financial institutions conducting a rapid natural capital risk assessment, with links to additional online resources. The guide was developed based on experience piloting the approach with banks across three countries: Colombia, Peru and South Africa.
Green Jobs Assessment Institutions Network (GAIN), International Labour Organization (ILO)
Tools such as statistical databases and economic models are needed to quantify, qualify and project social and employment outcomes of policy options. This Training Guidebook from the Green Jobs Assessment Institutions Network (GAIN) supports countries to develop their own statistical databases, economic models and knowledge to make employment projections for national development planning centered on promoting decent work.
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.
This paper is intended for those who work with, research, and support green entrepreneurs, as well as for entrepreneurs who are starting a green business. It provides guidance in the process of elaborating a business plan and presenting it to potential partners and investors, based on the understanding of investors’ expectations.