GNF - Natural Capital in the Hospitality Industry

Natural Capital in the Hospitality Industry


Natural capital assessments are becoming more and more important worldwide. German companies are still rather cautious on this topic in an international comparison. There are several reasons for this, which the Global Nature Fund (GNF) was able to identify within the project "Network Natural Capital Accounting" from numerous communication with companies of various sizes and industries.


The project aims to promote the application of natural capital valuations in the hospitality industry. Natural capital valuations help companies to identify dependencies and effects of or on natural capital. Data and methods are required to carry out natural capital valuations. The project will facilitate access to these data and methods. Guides and workshops will be used to teach companies how to use the data and methods.

Target groups:

  • Companies in the hospitality industry
  • Consumer
  • Umbrella organizations
  • Other stakeholders in the hospitality industry
  • Existing projects and initiatives


Ms Andrea Reuter
Global Nature Fund – Office Bonn
Phone: +49 228 184 86 94 14

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 Umweltbundesamt (UBA)

Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

The project should make a concrete contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

 Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
 Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
 Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
 Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Project period:





April 2018 - March 2020




German Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt – UBA)