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Surroundings and Snow: Ecosystem services related risks and opportunities at Canadian Mountain Holidays

Arsenault, Nicholas LU (2012) In IIIEE Master's Thesis IMEN41 20121
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
Humanity has a complex relationship with the natural world. One aspect of this relationship is that of dependence on the services that the natural world provides. Commonly referred to as ecosystem services, these are services such as the provisioning of freshwater, timber, and medicines, the regulation of climate, and the maintenance of air quality. This relationship is especially important in the business realm, as most businesses are either directly or indirectly dependent on ecosystem service for their business offerings.
This study explores such dependence in the form of business opportunities and risks associated with ecosystem services in Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH), a well-established heli-skiing outfit operating out of... (More)
Humanity has a complex relationship with the natural world. One aspect of this relationship is that of dependence on the services that the natural world provides. Commonly referred to as ecosystem services, these are services such as the provisioning of freshwater, timber, and medicines, the regulation of climate, and the maintenance of air quality. This relationship is especially important in the business realm, as most businesses are either directly or indirectly dependent on ecosystem service for their business offerings.
This study explores such dependence in the form of business opportunities and risks associated with ecosystem services in Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH), a well-established heli-skiing outfit operating out of British Columbia, Canada. In addition to being embedded in the natural world, this study revealed that CMH is dependent on a number of ecosystem services in order to provide their core business offering. Based on concepts established by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, this study uses the Corporate Ecosystem Service Review as an analytical framework to identify priority ecosystem services and their associated risks and opportunities within CMH’s main business offering. The implications of using the Corporate Ecosystem Services Review within the broader tourism context are also discussed. (Less)
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author
Arsenault, Nicholas LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN41 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
ecosystem services, corporate ecosystem service review, Canadian Mountain Holidays, natural capital, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, tourism
publication/series
IIIEE Master's Thesis
report number
2012:29
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
3232337
date added to LUP
2012-12-07 14:13:28
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2012-12-07 14:13:28
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  abstract     = {Humanity has a complex relationship with the natural world. One aspect of this relationship is that of dependence on the services that the natural world provides. Commonly referred to as ecosystem services, these are services such as the provisioning of freshwater, timber, and medicines, the regulation of climate, and the maintenance of air quality. This relationship is especially important in the business realm, as most businesses are either directly or indirectly dependent on ecosystem service for their business offerings. 
This study explores such dependence in the form of business opportunities and risks associated with ecosystem services in Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH), a well-established heli-skiing outfit operating out of British Columbia, Canada. In addition to being embedded in the natural world, this study revealed that CMH is dependent on a number of ecosystem services in order to provide their core business offering. Based on concepts established by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, this study uses the Corporate Ecosystem Service Review as an analytical framework to identify priority ecosystem services and their associated risks and opportunities within CMH’s main business offering. The implications of using the Corporate Ecosystem Services Review within the broader tourism context are also discussed.},
  author       = {Arsenault, Nicholas},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {ecosystem services,corporate ecosystem service review,Canadian Mountain Holidays,natural capital,Millennium Ecosystem Assessment,tourism},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Master's Thesis},
  title        = {Surroundings and Snow: Ecosystem services related risks and opportunities at Canadian Mountain Holidays},
  year         = {2012},
}