Module 1: Adapted for the food and beverage sector

This adapted training module has been designed for businesses, organisations or colleagues in the food and beverage sector and in the early stages of their natural capital journey.

It will be most beneficial to individuals that have heard about natural capital and would like to better understand the concept and how it relates and applies to business.

This training module is based on the Natural Capital Protocol and WBCSD’s BET training material and was developed  in collaboration with Nature^Squared .

The learning objectives for this module are to:

  • Understand the concept of natural capital and its linkages with business decision-making and risks management;
  • Identify natural capital impacts & dependencies as well as risks and opportunities and relate these to your business context;
  • Familiarize yourself with a few key approaches and tools to start integrating natural capital into business decision-making.

You can also download a series of natural capital stories from businesses on their respective journey which will hopefully inspire you to take the next step. You can access additional stories and case studies through the following resources:

We would love to hear your feedback on the material as well as how you have made use of it. Please get in touch at: Training@wevaluenature.eu or submit your resources to the We Value Nature media library

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Download module resources dependent on the length of your training event:

  • Slide deck

    Slide deck for delivering We Value Nature module one training to the food and beverage sector 

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  • Facilitator guide

    Facilitator guide for delivering We Value Nature module one training to the food and beverage sector 

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  • Speaking notes

    Speaking notes for delivering We Value Nature module one training to the food and beverage sector.

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    5.18 MB
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  • Workbook

    Workbook for delivering We Value Nature module one training to the food and beverage sector 

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    9.08 MB
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  • Metro's Natural Capital Journey

    The natural capital story of METRO, a leading international specialist in food wholesale, demonstrates that a natural and social capital assessment can be a useful instrument
    to assess the environmental and societal impacts and opportunities when changing to a new business model.

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    1.67 MB
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  • Eosta's natural capital journey

    The natural capital accounting story of Eosta demonstrates that getting to the step of monetization is feasible for SMEs with limited resources and shows that a small, ambitious project can gain a lot of traction.

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    1.94 MB
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  • Coca-Cola’s natural capital journey

    The natural capital story of The Coca-Cola Company, the world’s largest beverage company, demonstrates that natural capital can provide a useful lens to communicate about nature within a business context and to maximize the impact of nature-related projects.

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    1.37 MB
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  • Entry points to natural capital

    At the heart of a natural capital approach is the understanding that nature underpins human health, wealth, culture, identity and happiness. A natural capital approach works to illuminate this value, and helps decisionmakers to understand the complex ways in which natural, social and economic systems interact, impact, and depend upon one another so to make better informed decisions.

    This infographic links a natural capital approach to various other concepts your organisation might be more familiar with.  

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    2.89 MB
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  • Natural capital network analysis

    This Network Analysis aims to help businesses find suitable partners for collaboration. This Network Analysis provides an overview of 13 highly relevant networks for businesses in the Food and Beverage industry aiming to advancing their sustainable ambitions and putting their ambitions into action. 

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  • Persona action cards for natural capital thinking

    These action cards assist professionals in the position of Sustainability Manager, CEO, CFO, Procurement Officer or Farmer to become more effective and deliver more impact.

    These cards have been developed for the Food and Beverage sector. 

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    1.44 MB
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Related video:

Food & Beverage business training launch

On 16 March, from 14:00-16:00 CET, We Value Nature together with Nature^Squared launched the newly developed introductory training on natural capital, tailored to the Food & Beverage (F&B) sector.

This interactive training explored the relationships between F&B businesses and nature and will introduced participants to key approaches & tools to integrate natural capital in decision-making. During the training we familiarized participants with the F&B Sector Guide to the Natural Capital Protocol and the TEEB AgriFood Operational Guidelines for Business.

We will also had the great opportunity to hear from Volkert Engelsman, CEO of Eosta, on its company’s experience and journey to value natural capital.

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