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New Forms of Shared Value Resulting from Valuing Natural Capital as Business Infrastructure

Since 2009, Dow Chemical and The Nature Conservancy have combined forces to help Dow and the broader business community recognize, value and incorporate natural capital into global business goals, decisions and strategies. In the process, the chemical giant has found fascinating ways to create new business value for itself, all while replacing man-made infrastructure with natural infrastructure and delivering positive financial results for the company along with new external benefits to the public and biodiversity. In mid-2015 Dow committed publically to generating $1 billion by 2025 based on more natural capital valuation and incorporation, offsetting three times more carbon dioxide than its products emit throughout their life cycle, and facilitating a transition to a circular economy. No small pledge! This session will outline milestones the company has hit to date, along with the path it plans to follow to reach its new ambitious goals.


Neil Hawkins, Dow Chemical

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