11 Apr '11, 12pm

Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation

Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation

Website: World Business Council for Sustainable Development Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV) can be defined as a process to make better-informed business decisions by explicitly valuing both ecosystem degradation and the EHQHÀWV provided by ecosystem services. By including ecosystem values, the company's aim is to improve corporate performance in relation to social and environmental goals and the financial bottom-line. Valuation can make decision- making around ecosystems more compelling and practical, thereby enhancing sustainable development strategies and outcomes. Ecosystem services are the benefits people gain from the environment and biodiversity (i.e. the benefits that flow from natural capital). They include, among many others, water, crops, timber, flood protection, waste assimilation, carbon sequestration, recreation and spiritual benefits. All businesses dep...

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