Businesses are increasingly exposed to natural capital risks. Natural capital accounting, supported by the SEEA, enables businesses to manage their risk by setting operational standards and bench-marking business performance. Performance can be measured with respect to the quantity and quality of capitals, and the provision of social and economic benefits that are enjoyed by local people and the wider community.
Natural capital accounting supports the quantification of natural capital stocks and the link to business activity. This allows decision makers to Managing natural capital risk is increasingly complex and often not linked to businesses financial performance.