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Natural Capital

Celestial Green Ventures projects encapsulate the concept of Natural Capital protection.

Natural Capital is the collective term for the indispensable resources and benefits that are provided by the Earth’s ecosystems, which are essential for human survival and economic activity. In simple terms, they are the natural stock of the Earth.

By combining the protection of natural forests with the conservation of the biodiversity within our project areas, we contribute to the survival and longevity of these natural assets. We ensure that they continue to provide these essential ecosystem goods and services for us all.

What is Natural Capital?

Natural Capital is the wealth that comes from nature – something we sometimes take for granted. It is the soil, water, air and biodiversity of the Earth’s ecosystem that makes life possible. Natural capital is increasingly recognised as a vital ingredient in the world’s economy. Natural Capital benefits the economy, nature, and human well-being at the same time.

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Nature’s goods and services

The planet’s ecosystem provides goods and services to mankind’s economic activity. An example of natural capital goods is a river which provides an abundant supply of fish or an apple tree providing fruit. Services from natural capital include crop pollination by bees or the healthy enjoyment gained from a visit to a natural wonder such as the Grand Canyon.

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Sustainable Investment Strategy

Natural capital depletion and a scarcity of resources, increased insurance costs due to flood or storm damage, competitive pressure and increasing costs are risks that 21st century business must account for.

Strategies for mitigating this risk are quickly becoming part of the business landscape. Today, companies of all sizes – from global giants like Microsoft, Apple and Unilever to local stores and restaurants – recognise the need to invest in natural capital.

Sustainable investment strategies such as renewable energy, improved efficiency, reduced waste, improved quality, recycling and zero-emissions targets are becoming mainstream. For their part, customers increasingly expect good environmental management from vendors.

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Mitigate Unavoidable Emissions

Even though great efforts go into sustainability management in a growing number of responsible businesses, there is nearly always a residual level of emissions, whether directly or indirectly caused, which are simply unavoidable.

We offer businesses the opportunity to offset their unavoidable emissions through the purchase of Natural Capital Credits (NCCs) generated in our Trocano Araretama REDD+ project. Issued by the Natural Forest Standard, each NCC not only offsets one tonne of CO2, it combines that with verifiable socio-economic and biodiversity benefits.

Certified and verified by third parties, NCCs derive their value from conservation work carried out in the Amazon rainforest and they combine multiple benefits including avoiding emissions, protecting biodiversity and creating socio-economic development.

Benefits of Natural Capital Credits

By incorporating socio-economic development, environmental conservation and carbon-balancing values, NCCs provide a turnkey Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) platform. Offsetting unavoidable emissions is a branding opportunity, adds to profitability, develops shareholder value, attracts talent and mitigates risk in the emerging low-carbon economy.

Natural Capital Credits and Celestial Green Ventures

Celestial Green Ventures is at the forefront of the market in achieving issuance of Natural Capital Credits (NCCs). These credits are certifiable recognitioni of all the benefits our Trocano Araretama REDD+ project generates. Find out more about how you can utilize NCCs for your business by visiting our Natural Capital Credits page.