In 2011, The Nature Conservancy and The Dow Chemical Company set out together to achieve an ambitious goal: demonstrating that building nature's value into business strategy could lead to better outcomes for companies and conservation.
We have not only helped to build the case for why business should invest in nature; we have developed the tools and practices to assess business projects as they relate to nature.
- Research showing that forests could be used to reduce air pollution and that natural solutions could help protect business assets from storm damage and mitigate risks associated with water shortages.
- In early 2016, the collaboration released the ESII Tool, designed to help corporate, government and organization decision-makers quickly assess the value of nature to a business or community.
This work is an example of how companies and organizations from different sectors can work together to make real change happen. We hope our efforts can serve as a model for how other companies can incorporate nature into their business practices and increase investment in protecting nature's valuable resources.
To learn more about the accomplishments of the collaboration between The Nature Conservancy and Dow, please view our reports and highlights below.
Progress and Pilot Sites
Learn more about what the Collaboration accomplished in 2013.
Learn more about what the Nature Conservancy and Dow collaboration accomplished in 2012.
Learn about the first pilot site and review the first year of the collaboration.
Research finds that incorporating nature into man-made infrastructure can improve businesses' resilience - and bring additional economic, environmental and social benefits.
Interested in how this Collaboration came to be? Want to know more details on how we chose the pilot sites?
Review Dow’s global sustainability commitment and hear from their leadership on why valuing nature is so important to their business.
Learn about how we are using cutting-edge science to help companies, like Dow, incorporate the value of nature into business decision-making.
Get a behind the scenes look at the science of the Dow Collaboration with our Director of Sustainability Science, Jennifer Molnar.
News and Events
Read more about the collaboration in the news.
Together we have presented at events around the world. See where the future will take us.