Denver — CH2M HILL joined 40 other global companies showcased in the new Natural Capital Business Hub, which was unveiled at the 6th Annual GreenBiz Forum. CH2M HILL made a formal commitment to engage clients to improve environmental stewardship with green infrastructure solutions.
The Natural Capital Business Hub is a free, dynamic online resource designed to help companies uncover opportunities to enhance their bottom lines by integrating the value of natural capital into their strategy, operations, accounting and reporting. The hub supports corporate action and collaboration by providing a curated searchable database of case studies and resources, guidance and tools, as well as connections to experts and potential partners from the corporate and nonprofit community.
The first 41 companies, representing more than $1.4 trillion in revenues, include Alcoa, The Clorox Company, Coca-Cola, Dell, Disney, Dow Chemical, Duke Energy, Ecolab, EKO Asset Management, General Motors, HanesBrands, HP, Kering, Kimberly-Clark, Lockheed Martin, Marriott International, Microsoft, New Forests, Patagonia, Shell, Tata Consultancy Services, TD Bank, Unilever, Veolia Water, Walmart Brasil, Webcor, Weyerhaeuser and Xerox.
CH2M HILL was among the initial 24 companies that launched the Valuing Natural Capital initiative and e-report, The New Business Imperative-Valuing Natural Capital, released at Rio +20 in 2012. The hub is the culmination of intensive consultation, partnership building and collaboration with scores of companies and organizations, led by the Corporate Eco Forum and The Nature Conservancy. It was built with support by the Natural Capital Coalition (formerly the TEEB for Business Coalition) and invaluable technical expertise from Tata Consultancy Services.
Designed to be an open and collaborative space, the hub will help companies and organizations learn from each other’s work, forge meaningful connections and avoid duplication in their efforts to incorporate the value of nature’s assets into their businesses.
CH2M HILL Global Sustainability Practice Director Veli Ivanova will be at the hub’s launch in Phoenix, Arizona. “Sustainability challenges require collaboration and innovation, so we are pleased to partner with global sustainability leaders in the new Natural Capital Business Hub. Our commitment to promote green infrastructure in client work is closely linked to our core business and technical expertise,” said Dr. Ivanova. “Our experience shows that green infrastructure can bring financial, operational, regulatory and public benefits. CH2M HILL has expanded its commitment to a company-wide effort, and we look forward to partnering with clients in developing sustainable infrastructure solutions.”