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The Economics of Biodiversity

What the Dasgupta Review means for business and the profession

In 2019, the UK was the first major government to commission a review into the economics of declining biodiversity. We speak to the team behind the review.

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The income statement must speak to nature

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  • 23 Jul 2021
A modified version of the value-added income statement that includes a provision for nature would play a key role in protecting biodiversity
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Bees, butterflies and billions of dollars – What investors make of biodiversity loss

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  • 15 Jul 2021
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The complex road towards embracing natural capital

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  • 18 Jun 2021
  • ICAEW Insights
As the government formally responds to the Dasgupta Review, one of its architects and a leading economist discuss how to turn it into impactful policy.
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Implications for the finance sector

  • Podcast
  • 03 Jun 2021
Philippa Kelly speaks with Thomas Viegas, economic advisor to the Dasgupta Review, about the implications for the finance sector.
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‘We’re all asset managers now’ – why the finance sector must get serious about nature

  • Article
  • 27 May 2021
  • ICAEW Insights
The Dasgupta Review on biodiversity is unprecedented in its scope and approach. Philippa Kelly spoke with Thomas Viegas, economic advisor to the Review about the implications for the finance sector.
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Accounting for nature: time to think about a new type of capital

  • Article
  • 27 May 2021
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta talked to ICAEW about his landmark review on the economics of biodiversity, his hopes for the future, and what it means for members.
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Sir Partha Sarathi Dasgupta
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What (national income) accounting ignores

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  • 14 Dec 2014
ICAEW hosted Partha Dasgupta in 2014, early on in the debate on the economics of biodiversity.
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