EVALUATION OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AS A CORPORATE INSTRUMENT FOR ACHIEVEMENT OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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The article is devoted to the issue of ecosystem services assessment that is perceived as an important corporate instrument for implementation of the “ecological” Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN in September 2015. The author considers the evolution of the natural capital and ecosystem services as a scientific phenomenon and underscores its growing influence on the sustainable economic growth. The article shows the impactful cases that demonstrate how businesses in collaboration with conservation organisations successfully incorporate the practices of ecosystem services assessment into their activities.


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E A Starikova

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the MFA of Russia

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Email: evan3132@gmail.com
76, Prospeсt Vernadskogo, Moscow, 119454, Russian Federation

Lecturer, Economic Policy and PPP Department, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University).

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