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

Five dimensions of impact

Last updated: 2018

Guidance on the types of data needed to understand and assess impact performance. The IMP community of 2000+ practitioners identified five dimensions of impact that can be broken down into 15 more detailed data categories.

Use this resource to:

  • Ensure the information gathered is sufficient for the decision it will inform (see also the ‘Investment classification’ resource).