In addition to the traditional income statements and balance sheets, companies are increasingly measuring and valuing the natural capital used in their operations to track their use and creation of financial capital. By routinely tracking the use of water, energy, soil or and other natural resources and related emissions, companies can measure their progress to reduce environmental externalities.
By addressing and quantifying the dependencies of a value chain on various ecosystem services, e.g. precipitation, soil quality, pollination, Natural Capital Valuation can critically inform strategies to enhance the environment. In many cases, the value chain affects not only a company’s relevant natural resource base, but also the livelihoods of local stakeholders.
Indufor supports companies to identify the material impacts and dependencies in their value chain together with local stakeholders. Together with companies we develop customized in-depth measurement and valuation techniques. We are also part of the Natural Capital Coalition.
Our services in this area include:
- Value chain analysis
- Impact measurement
- Landscape analysis
- Natural and social capital valuation
- Training on valuation techniques
- IFC Natural Capital Program: Rwanda, Indonesia, Philippines
- Omidyar Network Rural Valuation Tool.