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Author Tercek, Mark R.

Title Nature's fortune : how business and society thrive by investing in nature / Mark R. Tercek, Jonathan S. Adams.

Imprint New York : Basic Books, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (xix, 243 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Maybe it's not Chinatown after all -- Not a drop to drink -- Let floodplains be floodplains -- The new fishing -- Feeding the world, and saving it -- The real million dollar mile -- Investing in the future -- Town and country -- The business case for nature -- Conclusion.
Summary "What is nature worth? The answer to this question--which traditionally has been framed in environmental terms--is revolutionizing the way we do business. In Nature's Fortune, Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature Conservancy and former investment banker, and science writer Jonathan Adams argue that nature is not only the foundation of human well-being, but also the smartest commercial investment any business or government can make. The forests, floodplains, and oyster reefs often seen simply as raw materials or as obstacles to be cleared in the name of progress are, in fact as important to our future prosperity as technology or law or business innovation. Who invests in nature, and why? What rates of return can it produce? When is protecting nature a good investment? With stories from the South Pacific to the California coast, from the Andes to the Gulf of Mexico and even to New York City, Nature's Fortune shows how viewing nature as green infrastructure allows for breakthroughs not only in conservation--protecting water supplies; enhancing the health of fisheries; making cities more sustainable, livable and safe; and dealing with unavoidable climate change--but in economic progress, as well. Organizations obviously depend on the environment for key resources--water, trees, and land. But they can also reap substantial commercial benefits in the form of risk mitigation, cost reduction, new investment opportunities, and the protection of assets. Once leaders learn how to account for nature in financial terms, they can incorporate that value into the organization's decisions and activities, just as habitually as they consider cost, revenue, and ROI."--Publisher's website.
Note Print version record.
Subject Environmental protection -- Economic aspects.
Conservation of natural resources -- Economic aspects.
Sustainable development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Sustainable Development.
Conservation of natural resources -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst00875511
Environmental protection -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst00913351
Sustainable development. (OCoLC)fst01139731
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Adams, Jonathan S., 1961-
Other Form: Print version: Tercek, Mark R. Nature's fortune. New York : Basic Books, 2013 9780465031818 (DLC) 2012048261 (OCoLC)808413533
ISBN 9780465046966 (electronic bk.)
0465046967 (electronic bk.)
9780465031818 (pbk.)
0465031811 (pbk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000050773302
AU@ 000051766758
AU@ 000053305439
DEBSZ 397363567

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