New online business training course on valuing nature and people to launch

We Value Nature

We Value Nature Team

The We Value Nature campaign and the Capitals Coalition are developing a free, online business training course focusing on valuing nature and people.

Businesses that value nature and people benefit from improved risk management, new business and investment opportunities, enhanced stakeholder engagement and anticipation of future legislation.

The course, valuing nature and people to inform business decision-making, comes in response to We Value Nature and the Capitals Coalition having seen an increased demand from businesses and the finance sector for the knowledge and skills to apply natural capital assessments and a capitals approach.

The new course will introduce practical steps that individuals and businesses can take to integrate natural, social and human capital into their decision-making. Participants will hear from other businesses and experts on how an integrated capitals approach can benefit nature, society and their businesses.

The course will be split into modules, starting with a general overview of natural, human and social capitals and progressing to a more technical exploration of managing risks and opportunities and assessing capitals.

The We Value Nature campaign has spent three years developing training resources centred around valuing nature and the Natural Capital Protocol. The Capitals Coalition has developed extensive training materials centred on the Natural Capital Protocol and the Social & Human Capital Protocol. This new training course brings together these resources in an interactive self-paced course.

The course is developed for businesses and the finance sector, but it will be freely available to anyone who is interested in learning more about new ways of doing business and wishes to keep up to date with the latest developments in this space

The training course is being built on the Coursera platform in collaboration with consultancy Nature^Squared. It will feature videos, interactive exercises, quizzes and discussion prompts.

The course is planned to launch in early 2022. The first four modules will be:

Module 1 - The role of the private sector in creating a positive impact on people and nature

Module 2 - Better managing risks and opportunities by adopting a Capitals Approach

Module 3 - Getting started with a natural capital assessment: defining the objective and scope

Module 4 - Measuring and valuing impacts and dependencies to integrate natural capital in decision making

Register your interest to be the first to receive news and updates about the course. You’ll also have opportunity to become a beta tester for the course, providing feedback on an early version of the first module.