KNOWLEDGE MAP Back to overview

Natural Capital

Which knowledge networks are working… for business?

Knowledge networks can provide companies with policy-oriented information and support concerning natural capital while also connecting them with one another. Leaders for Nature, WBCSD, the Natural Capital Coalition and the EU Business and Biodiversity platform are a few of such knowledge networks.

Leaders for Nature

Multinationals and major Dutch enterprises work together on greening the economy in Leaders for Nature. They offer knowledge and training, hands-on project support and inspiration to stimulate and facilitate companies to take the lead in this transition and incorporate natural capital in their core business.

More information on the Leaders for Nature website.


The World Business Council for Sustainable Development is a network of 200 businesses that works on integrating natural capital with, among others, systems like the Corporate Ecosystem Services Review, the Guild to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation and Eco4Biz.

More information on the WBCSD website.

Natural Capital Coalition

The Natural Capital Coalition is a multi-stakeholder platform to build the business case and support the uptake of natural capital valuation, management and disclosure in business and investor decision making. The coalition works on the development of the Natural Capital Protocol, which aims to enable business to measure, assess and better manage their direct and indirect interactions with natural capital.

Natural Capital Coalition (2014a), p. 36.

EU Business and Biodiversity (B@B) platform

The EU Business and Biodiversity Campaign was initiated by a consortium of European NGO’s and businesses, and aims for bookkeeping on natural capital and accounting value to ecosystems in business processes.

More information on the website of the B@B platform.