Conservation International (CI) has actively engaged with corporations for more than 20 years for the purpose of improving environmental practices and conserving nature. We challenge and collaborate with companies to improve their business practices and invest in conservation initiatives. CI created the Center for Environmental Leadership in Business to engage with corporations to minimize environmental impacts and to harness private sector ingenuity on behalf of healthy ecosystems and human well-being.
CI has always believed that corporate financial support – communicated transparently, directed toward measurable positive results, and linked to strong commitments on environmental best practices – is a vital component of efforts to mobilize essential resources for nature conservation worldwide. We conduct due diligence to ensure that our corporate partners are serious about pursuing ambitious targets and timetables for improved sustainability performance, and continually evaluate their progress to ensure that they achieve desired outcomes around environmental stewardship.
CI engages with corporations from key industries to help ensure that effective safeguards for biodiversity and ecosystem services are incorporated fully into business operations and supply chains. By engaging in mutually beneficial partnerships with influential corporations, together we have the opportunity to transform global markets and industry standards toward the realization of CI’s mission.