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According to the New York Times, “natural asset companies” would put a market price on improving ecosystems, rather than on destroying them.


  1. When did this view of the future nearly happen?
  2. What prevented the natural asset companies from developing?
  3. What is Natural Capital Accounting?
  4. What is the most common way to get to natural capital accounting?
  5. Why isn’t socially responsible investing making the progress needed to stem the loss of nature?


DePillis, L. (2024). Nature Has Value. Could We Literally Invest in It? The New York Times, Feb. 18 (Retrievable online at