Natural Capital Protocol

Last updated: 2016

Guidance that outlines a process organisations should follow to identify, measure and value their impacts and dependencies on the natural environment.

Use this resource to:

  • Strategy: under construction
  • Governance: under construction
  • Identify: Identify stakeholders in order to set objectives for a natural capital assessment and to map the links between significant impacts and the business activities that affect or rely on them. This process helps organisations determine whether each impacted stakeholder is likely to affect their business model (and therefore enterprise value).
  • Measure, assess and value: Value impacts and dependencies on natural capital. This methodology draws on organisational data, data collected from stakeholders and publicly available country- or sector-level data.
  • Set targets and plan: Use the guidance on how to identify and engage with stakeholders in order to set objectives for a natural capital assessment.
  • Implement: under construction

Science-Based Targets for Nature: Initial Guidance for Business

Last updated: 2020

Guidance for setting science based targets related to nature. More generally, the SBTN is embarking on a multi-year strategy to develop guidance for translating planetary thresholds and societal goals into company-specific targets for air, water, land, biodiversity and ocean.

Use this resource to:

  • Measure, assess and value: Assess performance in context of ecological thresholds.
  • Set targets and plan: Set a company-specific target that references an ecological threshold for nature.