Our Projects: Research
Little Blue Research has supported several clients with research and training, the following list represents a selection of examples
"We Value Nature" Training on Natural Capital
LBR teamed up with We Value Nature to produce a business training module on the scoping of natural capital assessments. To be delivered through online and in person workshops.
The Barriers to Investment in Green Infrastructure
LBR supported the client in understanding the barriers to investment in green infrastructure. LBR input into the design of questionnaires and undertook interviews with experts.
Government Engagement with Natural Capital Approaches
LBR’s Dr. Stephanie Hime was the lead author for a report on government engagement with natural capital approaches. This report examined how countries provide an “enabling environment” to ensure the consideration of natural capital as part of decision-making.
The Natural Capital Leaders Lab
LBR’s Stephanie Hime has been faculty for the Natural Capital Leaders Lab for series developed by The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership since 2016. The team has also helped to create and adapt case studies as part of their work.
Financial Sector Supplement Natural Capital Coalition
LBR worked with the Natural Capital Coalition and various technical experts to develop a Financial Sector Supplement to the natural capital protocol. The supplement was developed to help financial institutions consider the management of their natural capital impacts and dependencies for decision making.
Paper on Social Value Principles and the Natural Capital Protocol
LBR's Stephanie Hime teamed up with Social Value International to write a discussion paper on 'The Relationship between Social Value Principles and the Natural Capital Protocol'.
"We Value Nature" Train the Trainer on Natural Capital
LBR teamed up with We Value Nature to produce a Train the Trainer session for Module 2 on business scoping, measurement and valuation of natural capital assessments.
The Social Impact of Transitioning to a Low Carbon Economy
LBR developed case studies showing the social impact of moving to a low carbon economy for areas of heavy industry. The focus of the work related to the social impact on those who lose work as a result of the move towards low carbon industries and how this process is managed.
Working paper on How Businesses Measure their Impact on Nature
LBR’s Dr. Stephanie Hime co-authored a working paper which explores the challenges of identifying environmental metrics that are relevant for businesses’ decision-making processes, whilst being simple and practical for investors to use.