Has your company started fielding questions about impacts and dependencies on natural capital and ecosystem services? If so, what measures should you use? Which analytical approaches should you apply? Why?
Based on years of past work on ecosystem services tools, this working paper offers a unique view of the full suite of existing and emerging tools. It also suggests potentially promising areas of corporate application and summarizes the challenges that private sector representatives reported during interviews in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Finally, the report lays out a few pathways forward that could accelerate pilot testing, as well as the process of verifying and validating ecosystem services tools.
This report, originally published in March 2014, has been updated with a new appendix on analytical tools for ecosystem services and republished in January 2015.