27 May '11, 4pm

Green bean counting: The Top Tools to Put Nature on the Corporate Balance Sheet

Green bean counting: The Top Tools to Put Nature on the Corporate Balance Sheet

[Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the BSR Insight and is reprinted with permission.] In March, the apparel company Puma joined a growing roster of companies trying to improve their understanding of corporate performance by placing a dollar value on their use of “ecosystem services,” the natural systems that businesses rely on to provide raw materials, adequate supplies of clean water, and protection from natural disasters. Following in the footsteps of companies like Dow Chemical, which launched a US$10 million initiative to value and incorporate nature into its global business decisions, and Disney, which passed a corporate policy to produce a “net positive impact” on ecosystems , Puma plans to produce an environmental profit-and-loss statement that reflects its full economic impact on ecosystem services. As interest in this area grows, companies such as...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/05/27/scouting-top-tool...

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