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CEO, The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy—the world’s largest conservation organization—is working in more than 30 countries across the globe to protect some of Earth’s most inspiring and threatened lands, waters, plants and animals.
In Latin America we are collaborating across borders, bringing together seemingly unlikely partners that are nonetheless committed to a single vision: a sustainable planet with enough natural resources to meet everyone’s needs, enough nature to soothe everyone’s souls, and enough market-based solutions to keep Earth’s delicate balance in check.
Fueled by the desire to make the world a better place and to speak to an increasingly aware public that values ecological sustainability and corporate responsibility, leaders across Latin America are collaborating with the Conservancy in new and innovative ways.
We’ve partnered with some of the world’s largest companies who have decided to make a commitment to conservation in Latin America.
• In Bogotá, Colombia, we joined hands with private companies and local governments to establish a trust fund
that will finance $60 million in watershed conservation over the next ten years.
• To slow the creep of agriculture into Brazil's Amazon rainforest, the Conservancy and a multi-national grain-trader have joined forces to ensure soybeans exported from the region come from “forest-friendly” plantations.
• By helping an oil company incorporate biodiveristy considerations in offshore drilling projects in Venezuela’s Caribbean waters, the Conservancy and partners are helping minimize the impact these industries have on the environment.
• The Conservancy, the Bolivian government and private companies are protecting the country’s forests and reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the world’s first and only independently, third-party verified carbon project. The project has already removed/avoided the release of more than 1 million tons of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
• After Hurricane Stan wreaked havoc in Guatemala, the Conservancy teamed up with an international power company and local partners to reforest the area build natural hurricane resistance and strengthen long-term economic development in the region.
• Through the Great Rivers Partnership, the Conservancy collaborates with a corporate sponsor to preserve and protect Brazil’s Paraguay-Paraná River System, as well as the Mississippi and Yangtze rivers.
The Conservancy is proud to promote our highly innovative corporate conservation initiatives by supporting the Corporate Social Sustainability Roundtable at the 2009 Latin Trade Bravo Business Awards. This event, attended by presidents, CEOs and other private- and public-sector leaders, honors excellence in Latin America and the Caribbean. Roundtable discussion will center on effective use of scarce resources, the development of sustainable corporate programs, and the formation of effective partnerships.
Learn more about the Conservancy’s partnerships with private companies.March 16, 2012