IDEEA Group’s approach to natural capital accounting is supported by the United Nations’ System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA). The SEEA is a standardised approach to measuring relationships between human activity and environmental outcomes, including ecosystem health and sustainability.
The SEEA is a spatially-based quantitative approach to natural capital accounting. It is used for strategic risk assessments, operational management, and sustainability reporting. Developed by the UN to be integrated with standard economic and financial accounts, SEEA principles are now recognised as the most cost effective, actionable approach to natural capital accounting.