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February 7, 2013
It has become increasingly clear that ecosystem services concepts have the potential to shape future policy, regulation, and expectations of the private sector. What are the recent global trends in the public sector?
February 4, 2013
Disappearing glaciers, and the changing ecological landscape, will call for a shift in the way business is done, where people live, and the products we use. How can business address the pressing challenges of climate change?
January 30, 2013
BSR’s new report reviews the "state of play" in the domain of emerging ecosystem services analytical tools.
December 11, 2012
As investors and corporate rankings begin to include biodiversity and ecosystem services in their considerations, measuring and assessing these issues are now becoming a part of international best practice. But what does the future look like for corporate uptake, government regulations, and societal expectations?
July 17, 2012
When Facebook launched its initial public offering in March, the company—which specializes in the connections of its "human ecosystem"—was valued at US$104 billion. If we valued the connections in our ecosystem the same way, does that help us understand their true worth?
April 3, 2012
In the second piece of our two-part series on ecosystem services trends, we look at the two main ways companies have adopted this approach, the three biggest barriers for companies that have decided not to adopt it, and three scenarios we think could take place in the future.
March 27, 2012
An ecosystem services approach could revolutionize how companies manage environmental performance. With increasing integration of ecosystem services from government, investors, and business, the concept finally is coming of age.
October 11, 2011
After four years, the leaders in ecosystems services are asking how, and on what timeframe, ecosystem services will be widely adopted. Here is the latest thinking from BSR’s working group on the changing approach to considering these services, how common terminology and other factors will help us make progress, and why we need to consider the human element.