Natural Capital in the Construction Industry

Last week, NCI and the Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) jointly hosted ‘Beyond concepts: Natural capital tools for the UK construction industry’ – a meeting that brought together construction professionals with scientists and others to discuss the application of natural capital principles in

October 10th, 2016|Business, Collaboration, NCI event|

Unpacking the Natural Capital Protocol

A key milestone was reached this summer with the launch of the Natural Capital Coalition’s Natural Capital Protocol.  Helen Dunn explores the protocol in more depth including next steps. The Protocol is “a standardised framework to identify, measure and value direct and indirect impacts (positive

September 26th, 2016|Business, Collaboration, External reports, NCI|

Announcing an exciting collaboration between NCI and CIRIA

Our natural and built environments are intricately linked, yet the application of natural capital concepts to construction industry practices is far from mainstream, and there still remains some uncertainty around the true impact placed on the natural environment. NCI has identified this as a key

July 27th, 2016|Business, Collaboration, NCI, NCI event|

Natural Capital Protocol – An Introduction

Today the Natural Capital Coalition launched the highly anticipated Natural Capital Protocol. So what is the Protocol, and how does it fit with the increase in ‘natural capital activity’ we’ve seen in the last few years? Here is a brief introduction to the protocol, the

July 13th, 2016|Business, Collaboration, External reports|

NCI Dialogue brings together experts to discuss natural capital management beyond boundaries

On Monday, 30 water experts from academia, policy, NGO’s and third stream organisations as well as business gathered at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Wallingford to share knowledge how partnership approaches can lead to better management of our natural capital in water ecosystems.

October 14th, 2015|Collaboration, NCI event|

Natural capital without boundaries: integrating catchments, coast and the sea

There is a need to develop collaborative frameworks that link management of currently ‘separate’ domains such as catchments, coastal zones and open seas (Natural Capital Initiative 2015). An upcoming NCI Dialogue entitled ‘Natural capital without boundaries’ will look at ways to integrating natural capital management

October 8th, 2015|Collaboration, NCI event|

Mapping the natural capital landscape – a complex ecosystem!

Irma Allen, NCI Development Officer, gets out her glue and scissors to map the fast-growing natural capital landscape: Since the NCI was established in 2009, the number of initiatives, projects, programmes, organisations, networks, coalitions (you name it), related to natural capital have proliferated seemingly exponentially

March 17th, 2014|Collaboration, NCI|