ESG and the bigger natural capital accounting movement with Carnegie Mellon’s Nicholas Muller

Episode 133 · March 18th, 2024 · 29 mins 28 secs

About this Episode

With the recent decision by the US Securities and Exchange Commission around carbon disclosure, it’s important to look at the larger narrative of applying traditional financial valuation methods to natural systems.

That’s where natural capital accounting comes in. At its heart, natural capital accounting is a series of practices – including carbon disclosure– where environmental resources are measured against economic activity. It’s not anything new, per se, but natural capital accounting is becoming part of the larger dialogue about government and private market policy.

In this episode of the podcast we speak with Professor Nicholas Z. Muller, Lester and Judith Lave Professor of Economics, Engineering, and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Muller’s work focuses on the interaction of environment and economic policy including the use of natural capital accounting.