Natural Capital

A brief introduction to key concepts.

“Unless we protect resources and the Earth’s natural capital, we shall not be able to sustain economic growth”.

-Kofi Annan

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What is Natural Capital?

Natural Capital is the world’s stocks of natural assets which include geology, soil, air, water and all living things.

The Earth and the economy are in a dynamic relationship. We draw materials from the Earth’s stocks of Natural Capital and return waste to it. Through this process, we aim to create value for society. 

The issues we face in the 21st century stem from the imbalance of this relationship. At Akre, we aim to redress this balance by helping you transition from extractive to regenerative ways of doing business.


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Why it matters

The triple threat of climate change, biodiversity loss and food insecurity is the result of an imbalance between our extractive economy and the Earth.

Our aim is to help you address this imbalance by engaging in markets and mechanisms that fuel nature’s recovery and, eventually, its enhancement.

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How does it work

The world’s natural capital has been measured. These concepts are no longer theoretical, they are real. Governments, institutions and organisations around the world have acknowledged the central role that valuing natural capital plays in a thriving economy.

Analysing your business through this lense is challenging. Each business has a unique relationship with Earth’s stocks of natural capital. The tools exist to take this relationship from imbalance to balance and, eventually, to symbiosis.

At Akre we specialise in embedding these principles into the core of your business.

Let’s work with nature, not against it.