Sustainability insights for companies, financial institutions, regulators and thought leaders.

PUMA's environmental profit and loss account provides a great way of explaining how Trucost goes about valuing natural capital.

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The Government has introduced public reporting of carbon emissions for companies. We look at the main requirements and discuss how they could affect business.

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Retailers, jewelers and mining companies that account for their natural capital exposure will be well-placed to build a more optimized and resilient business model, helping to gain a competitive advantage in an increasingly resource-constrained world.

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Placing a monetary value on environmental impacts is particularly useful in ensuring environmental initiatives are linked to strategic bottom line objectives.

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Water assets are overexploited and undervalued in many countries creating an opportunity for forward-thinking businesses to use external environmental costs to inform their business strategies.

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Our White Paper for Yarra Valley Water calls for industry and regulators to integrate the total economic value of water into decision-making to help deliver water infrastructure with environmental outcomes that benefit communities.

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The State of Green Business report 2012 finds that the average retail company discloses 4 percent of its supply chain carbon impacts, dropping to just 2 percent in the food and beverage sector.

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Investors outside the “green” professional community are increasingly recognizing that companies’ environmental performance is linked to financial performance.

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Counting the “environmental calories” of various materials, production technologies and locations can help business to holistically reduce the environmental impacts of product production.

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Trucost looks at how companies such as Apple, Nike, and Wal-Mart are increasingly investing in the management of the risks embedded in their supply chains.

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Traditional approaches to the measurement of environmental impacts provide a variety of metrics - but valuing environmental parameters in financial terms provides an overarching common metric for the assessment of environmental impact or benefit.

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Trucost calculated the financial costs for the environmental impacts of a desktop and a laptop. Carbon emissions create most of the environmental cost - but there are still significant differences between the two.

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