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Support for Public Actors

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

Advancing best practices in natural capital assessment, valuation and accounting

Sustainable Flows is researching and advancing the use of:

Ecosystem services classification systems (ES-CS) that reduce costs and improve accuracy of ecosystem services assessment through final ecosystem services thinking:

Urban ecosystem services risks, opportunities and values

Supporting government programs and policies

Economies and communities are heavily dependent on water & ecosystem services. Properly integrating these into development projects can speed progress from poverty reduction to sustainability to climate change adaptation. Sustainable Flows works with leaders to integrate ecosystem services into development programs, policies and practices around the globe. 

Natural capital assessments and valuations

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.

Developing new tools, methods and approaches

Sustainable Flows’ staff helped develop numerous tools including the Natural Capital Protocol, 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.