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Realising nature’s value in UK business 2015


The UK’s natural capital is under pressure (UK National Ecosystem Assessment 2011a). The private sector owns and manages the majority of natural capital in the UK; for example over two thirds of land in England is privately owned (Natural Capital Committee 2015). Therefore better management of natural capital by businesses is critical.

This report documents the findings of an investigation into the motivations of business with regards to natural capital, including relevant factors such as their ways of working, institutional barriers encountered, informational and data needs and opportunities for realising nature’s value and the sustainable use of natural capital.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2015·05·01

McNab, D., Davies, J., Eves, C., Rowcroft, P. & Dunscombe, R. (2015) Realising nature’s value in UK business, JNCC Report No. 558, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

This report explores how UK businesses consider the value of natural capital in their decision-making.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·08·30

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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