What is Natural Capital?

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What is Natural Capital?

Alina Donets - Portfolio Manager

Alina Donets

Portfolio Manager
Kristina Church - Head of CLIC™ (Sustainable) Solutions

Kristina Church

Head of CLIC™ (Sustainable) Solutions

Nature is our most productive asset. However, our linear take-make-waste economic model depends on the extraction of vast amounts of natural capital, meaning that our relationship with nature has grown increasingly unsustainable.

Natural capital includes all of the earth’s natural resources, such as our soils, forests, water reserves, ores and minerals. Today, over 50% of our economy is moderately or highly dependent on natural capital. Harnessing and preserving this unique asset is vital to the health of our economy, and presents a diverse source of investment opportunities.

At Lombard Odier, we believe that we must transition from a wasteful, idle, lopsided and dirty economy to one that is more Circular, Lean, Inclusive and Clean (CLIC™) economy. In order to do so, we must begin by rethinking our approach to natural capital.

 

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