Natural Capital and Impact Valuation

James has around 30 years’ experience in impact valuation - quantifying and valuing natural, social and human capital impacts and dependencies for businesses, financial institutions and governments. He has undertaken hundreds of environmental and social valuation studies and developed numerous decision-support tools for multiple sectors in the UK and worldwide.

James was a lead author of the Natural Capital Protocol and the Integrated Capitals Assessment Principles, and an author of the Natural Capital Protocol Finance Supplement. He has written many other business guides covering natural and social capital accounting, and ecosystem and water valuation. James sits on the Advisory Panel of the Capitals Coalition. He was previously a technical advisor to the Prince of Wales’ Impact Value Working Group, and leader of the EU Business and Biodiversity ‘Natural Capital Accounting’ work-stream.

James has an MBA focusing on sustainability and environmental markets, an MSc in coastal resource management focusing on environmental valuation, and a BSc in Zoology.

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