11 Apr '11, 12pm

WBCSD Tool Helps Companies Assess Value of Ecosystem Services

WBCSD Tool Helps Companies Assess Value of Ecosystem Services

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBSCD) unveiled a new guide last week to help companies understand the benefits and impacts of the ecosystem services they depend on. The Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV) offers a framework companies can use to make better business decisions and manage risks and opportunities. Fourteen companies road-tested CEV, including AkzoNobel, EDP, Eni, Eskom, GHD, Hitachi (Chemical), Holcim, Lafarge, Mondi, Rio Tinto, Syngenta, Veolia Environment, Weyerhaeuser, and U.S. BCSD. "CEV gives us a good opportunity to measure and review our business activities from a new perspective so that we can make the business decisions to achieve more sustainable business practices," Yoichi Takahashi, deputy general manager of Hitachi's Environmental Strategy Office, said in a statement Friday. Human activity incurred $6.6 trillion i...

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Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation

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