While business is becoming increasingly aware of the importance of natural capital, there is an urgent call to explore not only natural capital elements themselves but also the links between them.
The Nexus Network provides an excellent framework for engaging business practitioners in innovative research ideas surrounding energy, environment, biodiversity and water.
Businesses need to see the full picture of natural capital dependencies, their interconnections and the appropriate interventions that can leverage positive outcomes for more than one natural capital element. Filling in gaps and joining the dots will enable businesses to make better decisions on how to deploy limited resources and build resilient supply networks.
Jake Reynolds from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership says
The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership is proud to be part of the Nexus Network. In an era of growing resource pressures, the Network will play a crucial role in identifying system-level responses to protecting livelihoods and natural resources. The Nexus Network’s underpinning mission is at the heart of our work at CISL; bridging gaps between the social and natural sciences is a fundamental part of our work in developing business strategies for appropriate natural capital management. Our business networks will bring a distinctive, pragmatic perspective to the challenges under consideration.
More information about business engagement with the Nexus Network.