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Can natural capital accounting help to meet biodiversity goals?


William Nicolle explains how this economic approach (NCA) could help to address the urgent challenge of global biodiversity loss. It’s clear that the world needs new tools to sustainably manage environmental resources for the long term.

Podcast with white paper authors Richard Mylles and William Nicolle


This podcast features Richard Mylles and William Nicolle, Fellows of the UBS Sustainability and Impact Institute and authors of the latest white paper, “Rethink, rebuild, reimagine”. They discuss the crucial role of creating better buildings to deliver sustainable outcomes, particularly the need for a whole-value-chain approach to help deliver on the goals of the Paris Agreement.

The podcast with Prof. Sir Partha Dasgupta on the impact economy


This is the first of a two-part series exploring the impact economy. Prompted by a new white paper from the UBS Sustainability and Impact Institute, this episode features Sir Partha Dasgupta, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Cambridge, to discuss the interconnectedness of a flourishing natural environment, economic growth and human development. Much of Sir Partha’s celebrated research has covered ecological economics. Prof. Dasgupta is a one of the founding members of the UBS Sustainability and Impact Forum, established in 2022 to drive the discourse on sustainable finance.

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