The launch of the Natural Capital Protocol in July 2016 offered business a new way to think about and internalise its dependency on natural capital, with a framework to assess operational impact on the natural environment. While assessment is vital to inform business strategy, the challenge that remains is how to translate this data into tangible action. In the following talking head, Jonathan Shopley, Managing Director at Natural Capital Partners, explains how carbon finance projects offer business an effective mechanism to support the protection and restoration of natural capital at scale.