NVI: NEWSLETTER october 2009

The Natural Value Initiative in brief

The Natural Value Initiative is a collaboration developed and led by international conservation NGO Fauna & Flora International (FFI), Brazilian business school FGV, and the UNEP Finance Initiative. 

By building a leadership group within the finance sector to pilot and support this toolkit, we intend to:

  • Build expertise in the finance sector for evaluating risk and opportunities associated with this biodiversity and ecosystem services;
  • Build awareness of the dependence of company’s with agricultural supply chains on biodiversity and ecosystem services;
  • Stimulate improved performance in those companies and reward good behaviour.

One of our key outputs is the Ecosystem Services Benchmark, a tailored risk and opportunity evaluation tool for the financial community to use in understanding agricultural companies’ approaches to managing their dependence and impact on ecosystem services.

The project is guided by a multi-stakeholder steering committee whose members include: Sadia, Banco do Brasil, VicSuper, Agribusiness Responsavel Brasil, Grupo Santander Brasil, Bunge, KPMG, Business for Social Responsibility, WWF, Pax World, IUCN, Strathclyde University and the Global Reporting Initiative.

For further information visit http://www.naturalvalueinitiative.org
or contact Laura Somerville at info@naturalvalueinitiative.org

For a brief overview of our work: pdf DOWNLOAD

In this issue.
   

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

In this section we highlight key developments in the project, emerging initiatives, key publications and upcoming events
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EMERGING INITIATIVES

Online Resource Puts Ecosystem Services Experts at Fingertips
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NEW PUBLICATIONS

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EVENTS

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THE NVI IN BRIEF

The Natural Value Initiative is a collaboration developed and led by international conservation NGO Fauna & Flora International (FFI), Brazilian business school FGV, and the UNEP Finance Initiative.
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