A deeply informed, radically hopeful manifesto for protecting our planet through the power of natural capital
Siddarth Shrikanth holds a BA in Biological Sciences from Oxford, an MBA from Stanford and an MPA from Harvard. He previously worked in corporate sustainability for McKinsey and environmental policy for the World Bank, and was a writer at the Financial Times. Siddarth is now based in London and works in climate and nature investing.
'Shrikanth provides clear and tangible examples of how to not only
safeguard humanity’s future, but fuel economic growth and
prosperity’ Al Gore, 45th Vice President of the United
'Shrikanth argues we cannot afford to succumb to what he calls “a false binary” between the intrinsic and the economic cases for nature… Shrikanth’s… central point that we need to urgently come up with smarter and more effective ways to tackle a surging natural catastrophe is undeniable' Pilita Clark, Financial Times
’Eloquent, informed and inspiring: a must-read for all those who care about the planet’ Isabella Tree, Sunday Times-bestselling author of Wilding
’A triumph and a vital resource as we move towards a world in which the intrinsic value of healthy, vibrant nature is recognised’ Ben Goldsmith, environmentalist and financier
’A deeply engaging and insightful guide to natural capital, and a much-needed reflection on our relationship with the planet we love’ Alice Seiger, MD of the Stanford Sustainable Finance Initiative
‘The natural world is disappearing at an alarming rate. Siddarth Shrikanth has written a thorough and heartfelt guide to the strategies that we might use to change course’ Henry Mance, author of How to Love Animals: In a Human-shaped World
‘A powerful new book that argues that we can, and should, place the regeneration of nature at the heart of our economic thought and practice’ Julian Cribb, Co-founder of the Council for the Human Future
'Fascinating and deeply informed, The Case for Nature offers a radically optimistic yet eminently practical new path towards tackling the twin crises of climate and biodiversity. Essential reading' Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and Adjunct Professor for Climate Justice, Trinity College Dublin
'The case that The Case for Nature actually makes is that there needs to be an economic argument—and economic incentives—for protecting nature, just as there is for climate action. Shrikanth’s prescriptions for actually achieving this are detailed and world-tested' Prospect's 25 Nominees for Top Thinkers 2024!