Communicating value creation through natural capital to the mainstream

5th October 2015


Accounting for the natural resources a company uses and affects offers a more complete picture of the organisation’s true health and value. However, bringing natural capital information into mainstream reporting and communicating it clearly to mainstream investors isn't straightforward.

Accounting for the natural resources a company uses and affects offers a more complete picture of the organisation’s true health and value. However, bringing natural capital information into mainstream reporting and communicating it clearly to mainstream investors isn't straightforward.

This webinar will introduce you to the CDSB Framework’s guiding principles and requirements to help you communicate the value you create from natural capital with the same level of rigour that's used for all the other information in your mainstream report.

The CDSB Framework for reporting natural capital builds on widely used and accepted financial and natural capital reporting standards to help companies to provide clear, concise and consistent information to investors that connects the organisation's environmental performance with its overall strategy, performance and prospects. Through this, it enables and encourages investor decision making and the efficient allocation of financial capital.

Agenda:

  1. Why report natural capital in your mainstream report?
  2. Introduction to the CDSB Framework
  3. Examples of good practice

About CDSB:

The Climate Disclosure Standards Board is an international consortium of business and environmental NGOs. We are committed to advancing and aligning the global mainstream corporate reporting model to equate natural capital with financial capital.

We do this by offering companies a framework for reporting environmental information with the same rigour as financial information. In turn this helps them to provide investors with decision-useful environmental information via the mainstream corporate report, enhancing the efficient allocation of capital. Regulators also benefit from compliance-ready materials.

Recognising that information about natural capital and financial capital is equally essential for an understanding of corporate performance, our work builds the trust and transparency needed to foster resilient capital markets. Collectively, we aim to contribute to more sustainable economic, social and environmental systems.

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