Putting nature at the heart of business and finance

Christel Deskins

  Nature underpins our global economy to the tune of US$125 trillion worth of natural ecosystem services–the equivalent of 1.5 times global GDP– through drinking water, food, safety, health, climate mitigation, and jobs and livelihoods, among other benefits. Yet in the last 50 years, we have lost 68 percent of […]

Closing the Nature Funding Gap

Christel Deskins

V. The Road Forward The natural world has always provided vital resources and inspiration to human societies. Somewhere, however, the balance tipped and nature became the object of exploitation. Today, not only are our lands and waters polluted and depleted, but the number and variety of plants and animals—the diversity […]

Dow reaches midpoint of “Valuing Nature” Goal; Company continues to deliver environmental and financial value through 2025 Sustainability Goals

Christel Deskins

Dow reaches $500MM in savings toward its $1 billion target from projects that are good for business and for ecosystems Dow (NYSE: DOW) announced today it has reached a major milestone, achieving $500 million of savings from its “Valuing Nature” goal, halfway to its 2025 Sustainability Goal to deliver $1 […]