Gretchen Daily – Harmonizing People and Nature: A New Business Model

Leaders around the world are increasingly recognizing ecosystems as natural capital assets that supply life-support services of priceless value. The challenge is to turn this recognition into incentives and institutions that will guide wise investments in natural capital on a large scale. Gretchen Daily illuminates advances being made on three key fronts: the development of new science and technical tools for valuing Nature, such as InVEST, a software system developed by the Natural Capital Project; new policies and finance mechanisms being implemented worldwide; and engaging leaders in forging a deep and lasting transformation.

This speech was given at the 2012 Bioneers National Conference and is part of the Ecological Design Vol. 2 and Protecting and Restoring Nature Vol. 1 Collections.

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