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.

Natural Capital Champions

Stories of people working to include nature’s benefits in their decisions.




Principal Urban Designer, City of Minneapolis, MN




Deputy Director of Conservation for Latin America Region, The Nature Conservancy


The Bahamas


Program Manager, Office of the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas

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.

A Conversation with Gretchen Daily

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment director Chris Field will speak with Gretchen Daily on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 3:30 PM.