...NCES [natural capital and ecosystem services] does not translate easily to financial capital. One promising approach is the Intrinsic Value Exchange, or IVE...
...we have to focus on the improvement of our investment capacity ranging from REDD+ initiatives to the employment of the Intrinsic Value Exchange approach to generate the funding of sustainable sectors in our economies.
...an ambitious effort underway to help companies and investors put a more specific price on the benefits derived from natural resources or societal assets.
If you just get a valuation and predictive platform built, it will be tremendously valuable.
While I am not one who engages in environmental political advocacy, I do care deeply about certain environmental issues. If I could invest in these natural assets that are dear to me, I would do so.
The literature on valuing natural capital is vast. But the mechanisms to actually create a tangible value are scant, if not entirely nonexistent, in the current financial system.