Creating the first Natural Capital Leaders Index is an extraordinarily exciting and ambitious project. And we are highly cognizant that we are breaking new ground here. The methodology, however well anchored in academic rigor, will be a work in progress. The field is an emerging one, although I have great confidence in Mattison and his team at Trucost, which has been at the forefront of natural capital measurement methodologies.

The Natural Capital Leaders Index

The Natural Capital Leaders index is designed to recognize companies demonstrating natural capital leadership – and in addition, break new ground by identifying those companies that are truly ‘moving the needle’ by decoupling growth from natural capital impact.

The Natural Capital Leaders Index features two categories of leaders:

  • Natural Capital Efficiency Leaders used natural capital most efficiently to generate revenue over the past year
  • Natural Capital Decoupling Leaders increased revenue while decreasing natural capital impacts over the most recent five year period

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The Natural Capital Leaders Index 2014

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