The Capitals Coalition -has just released the report Improving nature´s visibility in financial accounting. The document sets out the potential first steps to change the trajectory of sustainability reporting to build an appropiate accounting system that addresses a broader range of issues that meets business sector needs in terms of having access to information that recognises natural and social capital´s contribution to societies and economies.
The document is the result of a Coalition´s project, led by eftec. It includes four potential methods developed by different authors that advocate to move towards developing financial accounts that support environmental sustainability. The text is the result of the analysis of several case studies that illustrate how can we represent natural capital account data in financial accounts today and, how the two accounts can be integrated in the future.
The four proposed methods are: