2018 Natural Capital Symposium

March 19 – 22 | Stanford University

[Prosperity] springs from nature.


At The Natural Capital Project we’re developing practical tools and approaches to account for nature’s contributions to society, so that leaders of countries, companies, communities, and organizations worldwide can make smarter decisions for a more sustainable future.

Join us in welcoming the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) as the newest official partner in the Natural Capital Project. For a decade now, NatCap and CAS have worked together, supporting the goal of harmonizing people and nature. Our collaboration opens pathways to inclusive, green growth – through pilot initiatives in counties and cities, and across provinces and the nation – supported by innovative policy and finance mechanisms. These advances offer many lessons and potential adaptations across the world.

Read more about the partnership in this recent article from Stanford News Service.

How do we know it works?

Dig into our work testing the benefits of natural capital valuation.


Learn more about our experiences co-developing science and putting it to work in the real world.


Browse our publications library to see how rapidly the science and real-world applications of natural capital approaches are evolving.


Find stories about people using natural capital in a wide array of decisions.

Dive In.

NatCap has learned a lot while working on the science of natural capital and using that knowledge to inform decisions. We’ve built some of that learning into free software and educational materials to help you assess the role of natural capital in the places and contexts that matter to you.

Try our tools, take one of our online courses, come to a training, get help on our online forum, collaborate with us, or come share your stories at one of our events.

What We’re Up To

Catch up on the latest news and events at The Natural Capital Project.