Sustainable Business

The Natural Capital Coalition

2015 VALUING NATURAL CAPITAL: Future Proofing Business and Finance

Author: Dr. Dorothy Maxwell

Foreword: Sir Ian Cheshire, former Group CEO Kingfisher plc

Publishers: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group,

Part of D�Sustainability Business Collection of expert informed guides on key sustainability topics, this book provides a succinct introduction to natural capital:

  • what natural capital is and how it links to other capitals
  • the business case for using it in decision-making
  • where natural capital accounting and valuation fit in the sustainability and financial toolbox
  • and what real life early adopters of natural capital in business are doing.

Views from natural capital leaders across business, finance, accounting, government, research and NGO communities illustrate the theory with practice.

Included: Quotes and case examples from CFOs, CEOs and Heads of Sustainability in early adopter businesses (Kingfisher Group, Dow Chemical Company, The Crown Estate, Patagonia®, United Utilities and Marks & Spencer) and financial institutions (Inter-American Development Bank, Citi Group and Credit Suisse).

2014 VALUING NATURE IN BUSINESS: Towards a Harmonized Framework & Taking Stock

Two milestone publications authored by Dorothy Maxwell for the Natural Capital Coalition that take stock of existing initiatives in the natural capital landscape with a view to informing the future standard for Natural Capital Valuation in business – the Natural Capital Protocol. With contributions from over 50 natural capital experts, developers of the current methodologies / tools and early adopters from business, policy, NGOs, academia and consultancy, these are a key resource for business on natural capital.

2013 Apparel Sustainability Outlook – A Guide for Decision Makers, Dorothy Maxwell for Simian Reports

A business-focused overview of the key international sustainability trends and initiatives senior management in apparel companies need to be aware of. If you are in a C-level position or otherwise make decisions related to your company’s sustainability strategy, this is a must read to understand the status of business risks and opportunities from the sustainability impacts of apparel.