27 Jul '11, 4am

naturalInvestment Investing in nature for economic growth (Part I of II) (@ELDaily) @worldresources

For many of us, the term “ecosystems” conjures up thoughts of environmental protection and restoration. While that is one part of the picture, this view misses the critical role that ecosystems also play in underpinning economies and the business sector. Ecosystem services—- the benefits that businesses and people derive from nature such as food, freshwater, pollination, and climate regulation— are the link between nature and economic development. This viewpoint enables governments and corporate leaders to move beyond a narrow mindset of protecting nature from economic development to focus on how to invest in nature

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/07/26/investing-i...

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