The Conservancy engages with leading companies to help advance conservation policy at all levels of government. Company leaders can bring important new perspectives to public policy debates and show elected officials that support for conservation is broad-based and important to all sectors of society.
We use a broad spectrum of approaches to affect policy change, including policy analysis and education, direct dialogues with Conservancy scientists, industry leaders, and policy makers as well as helping to build coalitions with like minded corporate professionals and non-governmental organizations.
Efforts include membership in The U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), which developed a comprehensive and detailed set of integrated policy recommendations for developing legislation that would create an environmentally effective and economically sustainable national climate protection program. The landmark document – titled A Blueprint for Legislative Action – echoes the sense of urgency that President-elect Obama has articulated regarding the need for a cap on greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, The Conservancy also works closely with The Corporate Eco Forum (CEF), an invitation-only membership organization for companies that demonstrate a serious commitment to environment as a business strategy issue. CEF’s mission is to help accelerate sustainable business innovation by creating the best neutral space for business leaders to strategize and exchange best-practice insights. Through this collaboration, the Conservancy can help prioritize the opportunities that will lead to larger advances in sustainability.