We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
What is Natural Capital?
Using a Natural Capital approach is placing a financial value on the resources in Nature that are available to us, and accounting for the way that we both use and replenish them.
Think of Natural Capital as the Bank of Nature that all businesses should carefully draw upon – and repay – in order to survive and prosper. Our well-being depends on the capital reserves held in Nature, and their lasting availability.
Why we believe in ESG goals
As financial institutions, ESG goals (Environmental, Social and Governance) help us to approach how we serve our clients better, and with a view to the bigger picture of a habitable and sustainable future.
These combine traditional investment and banking approaches with environmental, social and governance insights. We will deliver both beneficial and purpose-driven outcomes for our clients and shareholders.
We believe this is the right thing to do in our commitment to harness and manage the natural capital at our disposal.
As responsible corporate citizens, we are committed to pioneering better ways of doing business and creating the momentum to encourage more people to opt into the kind of future we envision.
The Cropper Foundation is a globally recognised non-profit organization headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago. It promotes sustainable development throughout the Caribbean Region in collaboration with Government and international funding agencies, businesses in the private sector, community groups, and individuals. Its mission is to educate and advise on environmental best practices and natural resource management.
Together with The Cropper Foundation we have established the ground-breaking Caribbean Natural Capital Hub. The finance sector is one of the most influential sectors for reversing the loss of biodiversity globally due to its ability to influence the behaviour of other corporates and consortia.
The Capitals Coalition is an international collaboration of over 400 organizations that represent all parts of society and unite under a common vision of a world that conserves and enhances its natural capital.
We now represent this global Coalition in the Caribbean and have committed to championing the integration of nature into business decisions.
Our hope is that by 2030, businesses, financial institutions and governments will include the value of natural capital, social capital and human capital in their decision-making.
Economic Value of our Natural Capital
The Natural Capital initiative will equip us with the tools to navigate the challenging waters ahead and continue to realise our vision: “To build and maintain leadership in the domestic financial services industry through prudent and strategic growth led by our merchant banking and retail banking activities.”