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Support for Public Actors

Sustainable Flows works with government agencies, research groups and civil society to develop insights and tools for businesses, communities and government programs & policies.


US government efforts

Federal and State governments are advancing new water, biodiversity & ecosystem services strategies. Sustainable Flows helps agencies with strategy and practical implementation. Currently, Sustainable Flows is researching:

International development

The world’s poor are heavily dependent on water & ecosystem services. Properly integrating these into international development projects can speed progress from poverty reduction to sustainability to climate change adaptation. Sustainable Flows works with leaders to integrate ecosystem services into international development programs, policies and practices.

Natural capital valuation

Government agencies are improving their management the environmental tradeoffs of their activities and the impacts of the policies they oversee. Sustainable Flows’ staff has been working globally on valuation for 20 years and helped write TEEB for Business and Enterprise and The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in National and International Policy Making.

Tools, methods and approaches

Sustainable Flows’ staff helped develop numerous tools including the Corporate Ecosystem Services Review, the Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation and the ESG Management Tool. We partner with organizations developing practical approaches to advancing sustainability.