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A green plus for climate adaptation

The consequences of our changing climate are increasingly visible. Dry, hot summers cause heat records and water shortages, and heavy rainfall leads to flooded streets and water damage. We at Nature^Squared see nature-based solutions and green infrastructure as the solution to arm cities and villages…

Demystifying Green Finance

Last week, the “Demystifying Green Finance” paper was presented during the yearly Valuing Nature conference at the Royal Society in London. An accessible publication aiming to shed some light on the upcoming topic of Green Finance. There is a growing interest in the finance and…

Alumni event

Last Friday, we held our third annual alumni-event. Over the last 7 years over 30 Bachelor and Master students have done their research internship or work experience placement with us. An absolute pleasure to stay in touch with this beautiful group of passionate people. We…

Accounting for a Better Planet

Nature^Squared has developed a hands-on framework, coined Accounting for A Better Planet, to support companies to integrate their impacts and dependencies on natural capital in their business model. We have implemented this approach with a Dutch launching customer in the food sector. Over the summer,…

Exploring the future of the Holendrechterpolder

On behalf of Stichting Duurzaam Agrarisch Natuurbeheer (DAN), Vogelbescherming, and Landschap Noord-Holland, Nature^Squared has carried out an exploration into the Holendrechterpolder.   The Holendrechterpolder is a unique area, situated in between two major highways leading to Amsterdam: the A2 en A9. It’s a small area…

Food Forest business models

Over the past six months, a group of three HAS students has been commissioned by the research group Innovative Entrepreneurship for Rural Development to conduct research on business models for food forest in the Netherlands. The main conclusion is that food forests have a positive…

Green Crown competition 2019

By organizing nature competition ‘’de Groene Kroon’’, the province of Utrecht encourages everyone to protect the valuable nature in Utrecht. The theme of 2019: nature in and around the built environment. For this second edition, Nature^Squared has again been asked to help to organize the…