August 2017: The GDSA has joined the Natural Capital Coalition, a unique global multi-stakeholder collaboration that brings together leading initiatives and organizations to harmonize approaches to natural capital. The Natural Capital Coalition is the author of the Natural Capital Protocol, which is a framework designed to help generate trusted, credible, and actionable information for business managers to inform decisions. In brief, the Protocol aims to support better decisions by including how we interact with nature, or more specifically natural capital.
Moving forward, the GDSA hopes to work together with members of the Natural Capital Coalition to promote mainstreaming of natural capital into private sector decision-making in Africa.
In the immediate future, the GDSA - together with Birdlife - is organizing a breakfast dialogue on natural capital and the private sector at next week's Responsible Business Forum in South Africa! Participants and panelists - from the NGO, academic, and private sector - will discuss and learn about opportunities for the private sector to become more involved in sustainability programming.
For more information on the Natural Capital Coalition, visit: https://naturalcapitalcoalition.org/