When it comes to ‘natural capital’, better investment strategies and innovative revenue models are essential for leveraging the business case for sustainable business practices. What is needed is a combination of shared goals, more and clearer information, and the resulting societal awareness.
These are the conclusions, in a nutshell, of the dialogue that was organized by NextGreen in late 2015 between the Dutch central government and a number of different societal sectors. The participants concluded that innovative partnerships are essential for ensuring the resilience of natural capital.
- SMEs and agriculture-based organisations: Foreco, Huiberts Bloembollen, KAVB, Oogenlust, Metta standaard, Natuurmonumenten, VHG hoveniers in het groen, Vlinderstichting
- Large businesses and supply chains: ASML, BAM, CREM, Desso, DSM, Eneco, Groningen Seaports, Heijmans, Heineken, Interface, IUCN NL, MVO Nederland, NS, Philips, Platform BEE, Schiphol, True Price, VNO-NCW
- Accountants: BDO, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, NBA, PwC, Raad voor de Jaarverslaggeving
- Finance: ABN AMRO, Achmea, ASN Bank, Commonland, De Friesland Zorgverzekeraar, Nationaal Groenfonds, IUCN NL, J. Safra Sarasin Bank, NLII, Rabobank, SNS Bank, Triodos, VBDO
- Local governments: CBS, De 12 Landschappen, City of Haarlem, NEVI, PBL, PIANOo, Province of Noord-Brabant, Province of Noord-Holland, Province of Zuid-Holland, RIVM, VNG, Water board Noorderzijlvest, RWS, WUR
- Dutch central government: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
To identify the next steps for natural capital by
- Organising five workshops with pioneers and participants of active programs
- Formulating prior routes for action
- Specifying the role, collaboration and actions of parties
Role and activities NextGreen
Organising dialogue | Co-facilitating 5 workshops and 3 sub sessions | Processing results | Writing a memorandum