Working with Companies

The Dow Chemical Company

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.

Projects include:

  • 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

2013 Collaboration Progress Report

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