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In the Spring of 2012, the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale launched a special webinar series, Nature’s Returns: Investing in Ecosystem Services. This series of free, public webinars featured an introduction to the topic of Ecosystem Services and the perspective of practitioners in the field from the NGO side and the investment community.

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    • Business

In the Spring of 2012, the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale launched a special webinar series, Nature’s Returns: Investing in Ecosystem Services. This series of free, public webinars featured an introduction to the topic of Ecosystem Services and the perspective of practitioners in the field from the NGO side and the investment community.

    • video
    Large Scale Landscape Restoration: The Investment Case for Ecological and Regenerative Farming

    Large Scale Landscape Restoration: The Investment Case for Ecological and Regenerative Farming

    Paul McMahon from SLM Partners explores how the sustainability challenges of modern-day agriculture can be solved using ecological, regenerative farming systems that offer superior risk-adjusted returns on investments.

    • 59 min
    • video
    [Nature's Returns] Protecting Nature: Landscape Scale Conservation in the United States

    [Nature's Returns] Protecting Nature: Landscape Scale Conservation in the United States

    In this webinar, Howell discusses his work at the Open Space Institute, a conservation organization that focuses on landscape scale conservation throughout the Eastern United States. Through recent projects spearheaded by OSI, Howell illustrates the challenges and opportunities that landscape-scale conservation presents, and shares his insight on current trends regarding conservation in the United States.

    • 55 min
    • video
    [Nature's Returns] Mainstreaming Natural Capital into Decision-Making: Frontiers in Research and Policy

    [Nature's Returns] Mainstreaming Natural Capital into Decision-Making: Frontiers in Research and Policy


    During this webinar, Gretchen Daily, senior fellow at Stanford University and co-founder of the Natural Capital Project, presents the Natural Capital Project (NatCap) and its practical, science-based approach towards ecosystem service valuation. Highlighting the overarching mission of NatCap and the tools developed to realize its vision, Daily showcases projects where NatCap's work has influenced decision-making around the world.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Mainstreaming Natural Capital into Decision-Making: Frontiers in Research Policy

    Mainstreaming Natural Capital into Decision-Making: Frontiers in Research Policy

    In this webinar, Gretchen Daily, senior fellow at Stanford University and co-founder of the Natural Capital Project (NatCap), will present the NatCap and its practical, science-based approach towards ecosystem service valuation. Highlighting the overarching mission of NatCap and the tools developed to realize its vision, Daily will showcase projects where NatCap's work has influenced decision-making around the world.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Bright Spots for Resource Mobilisation: Regional Initiatives

    Bright Spots for Resource Mobilisation: Regional Initiatives

    In this webinar, the speakers talk about the Micronesia Challenge and the Caribbean Challenge Initiative, regional models for leveraging large-scale public and private sector commitment towards common goals. Kostka and Batista highlight the enabling factors that support the regional trusts as financial vehicles to attract and provide long-term, sustainable funding for biodiversity conservation. They also detail how countries within their respective regions have capitalised on their natural resources to generate revenue for the trust funds.

    • 56 min
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    A Green Broker Network: Coyote Verde

    A Green Broker Network: Coyote Verde

    This week we feature the 2014 winners of the International Society of Tropical Foresters' (ISTF) Forest Finance Innovation Prize, Scott Landis, President of GreenWood and Yadira Molina Cruz, Director of Resource Management and Advocacy, Fundacion MaderaVerde. Founded two decades ago, the Green Broker Network combines technical training and practical research with savvy marketing and equitable financial relationships to create environmental, social, and economic benefits for forest communities and the recipients of their wood products.

    • 1 hr

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