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Vince Deschamps: The rise and fall of the “benefit transfer” approach (and how ecology can save it). An economist and an ecologist walk into a bar. The economist buys a round of drinks, and asks the ecologist: “So, how do you feel about monetizing nature?” This is usually where the story ends. Why you ask? Continue reading...

Announcing new Ecosystem Services Toolkit available for download. The Federal Provincial Territorial (FPT) Value of Nature to Canadians Study Taskforce recently launched a new technical guide for ecosystems services assessment. The Taskforce was led by Canada’s Federal, Provincial and Territorial ministers responsible for conservation, wildlife, and biodiversity. Downlad the toolkit here.

The Municipal Natural Asset Initiative (MNAI) is now on Facebook. The MNAI (a Natural Capital Lab convening partner), aims to equip local governments across Canada with the tools needed to identify and account for natural assets. Don't miss any of their updates and follow their page. For more information on their work to date, check out their project brocheure

Feature Natural Capital Lab Innovator

Robert Siddall, Chief Financial Officer, MetroLinx. Robert has over 35 years of senior management experience, covering a wide range of strategic and financial functions in both the private and public sectors. Prior to Metrolinx, Robert was Chief Financial Officer for Waterfront Toronto and previously held the position of Provincial Controller with the Province of Ontario. Robert holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and is a FCPA, FCA. Robert is a board member of CPA Canada’s Sustainability Advisory Board and was a recent board member of the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance. Meet the rest of our Innovators.

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