"We need a paradigm shift equivalent to the flat-earth round-earth shift" World Forum on Natural Capital, Edinburgh 2015.
Natural capital accounting is the process of calculating the total stocks and flows of natural resources and services in a given ecosystem or region. Accounting for such goods may occur in physical or monetary terms. This process can subsequently inform government, corporate and consumer decision making as each relates to the use or consumption of natural resources and land, and sustainable behaviour.
Companies are realising the need to reflect their environmental sustainability potential on their balance sheets as natural, unpolluted resource begin to dwindle.