Natural Capital

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Investing sustainably doesn't mean sacrificing returns. Understand nature's economic value with expert guidance.

The world is changing, and so are investment strategies. As demand for nature-based solutions skyrockets, landowners and developers face a unique challenge: capitalising on environmental assets while ensuring long-term profitability.  

Our deep understanding of the UK's natural capital market empowers us to bridge this gap, transforming your land-based assets into sustainable revenue streams. Our extensive networks and deep expertise empower us to identify the most promising nature-based and climate-resilient solutions tailored to your unique circumstances. 


Biodiversity Net Gain

Deliver BNG in strategic habitat banks that are designed to maximise environmental outcomes

Energy & Renewables

Powering the zero-carbon transition for landowners and developers

Grid & Infrastructure

Straightforward solutions during complex infrastructure projects
Image of OA204_N2_medium Insights 07.12.22

Whether you’re a developer looking to meet biodiversity net gain requirements or a landowner looking to make use of land with no development potential, natural capital investment provides a plethora of opportunities.

What are the opportunities in Natural Capital Investment?

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Cambridge County Council Lower Valley Farm (10) Report 10.01.23

By guest contributor, Susan Twining, CLA - The development of natural capital markets for environmental benefits has unlocked investment interest and funding opportunities for landowners. Farmers and land managers are facing major changes in agriculture policy.

Uncovering the benefits of natural capital: a landowner’s view

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Lisa and Matt Events 23.11.22

Matthew Hay and Lisa Bulmer from our Natural Capital and Sustainable Investment teams present on the opportunities within the Natural Capital marketplace.

Overview of Natural Capital Markets

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It's in the numbers


of mostly native woodland creation planted for delivery over the next 5-10 years


pending issuance units (PIUs) created via peatland restoration across Scotland & England


of peatland restoration we have managed, or consulted on

Meet our trusted experts

Finlay Clark

Finlay Clark

Deputy Senior Partner, Head of Energy & Climate

Finlay holds great stock in developing long-term relationships with clients – an ethos which has seen him deliver many high-profile projects.

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Roland Bull

Partner, Head of Rural Investment

Roland oversees rural investment property worth £1bn for the UK’s oldest landowners. He’s also helping shape the country’s newest and most sustainable investment markets.

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Stuart Burbige

Stuart Burbidge

Associate, Natural Capital & Sustainable Investment

Stuart’s expertise in, and passion for, restoring peatland and other habitats are of huge benefit to our natural capital team

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Realise Natural Capital

Lower Valley Farm, Cambridge

Delivering significant environmental outcomes at landscape scale while enabling local developers to secure biodiversity units ‘off-the-shelf’

Lower Valley Farm

Braxted Park Estate

Our client wished to better connect habitats across their estate, enhancing the nature network and in turn significantly increasing the diversity of species.

Clark, D - Braxted Park BNG (14) crop

Fordie Natural Capital

Investment house Foresight Group asked us to acquire a Scottish estate, which they could manage as a planet positive enterprise. By harnessing the potential of emerging ecosystem markets, we outlined how the estate could pioneer new business models to finance nature recovery at scale.

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