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New York Business Champions

New York Business Champions for Nature includes companies in the New York area who distinguish themselves as champions of the environment through their annual philanthropic support of the Conservancy’s work.

The majority of people in the United States—and the world—live in urban areas. Cities need nature to survive and thrive, and nature needs cities: over the long term, our lands and waters will be protected only with the support of people in cities.
The Nature Conservancy in New York is an incubator of innovation, building replicable models and partnerships that impact conservation locally, nationally and globally. The Nature Conservancy has:

  • Conserved 700,000 ecologically important acres across the state;
  • Pioneered nature-based coastal resilience programs, such as shellfish restoration, to conserve coastlines against storm surges and sea-level rise;
  • Safeguarded the water supply of 12 million people through science-based water flow management in the Delaware River Basin.

As a member of Business Champions, your company can demonstrate its alignment with the values of the Conservancy and receive unique opportunities for employees to get involved with The Nature Conservancy—learning about our work, meeting our leaders and recognizing your company’s commitment to nature.

Members of New York Business Champions for Nature
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
BlueMountain Capital Management
General Atlantic
Goldman Sachs
JPMorgan Chase
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Macmillan Publishers
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Thomson Reuters

Become a Business Champion for Nature

As a member of the New York Business Champions, your annual gift will help protect the forests, fresh water and oceans across our state and contribute to a global legacy of conservation. In addition to recognition through the program’s website, the benefits of membership include:

Leader $50,000+

All the benefits below, and:

VOLUNTEER DAY or GUIDED HIKE for company employees at a public park or Conservancy preserve.

to your company on an environmental topic, featuring the work of The Nature Conservancy.

Benefactor $25,000+

All the benefits below, and:

LUNCH AND LEARN PRESENTATION by Conservancy staff about our innovative conservation work.

as a NY Business Champion through the program website. 

Patron $10,000+

All the benefits below, and:

INVITATIONS to open volunteer day or nature outing at a public park or Conservancy preserve.

for ten (10) employees to the NY Young Professionals Group (YPG)—a group of young conservationists with events ranging from networking socials to hikes and canoe trips.

for employees to join our Central Park bird walks every fall and spring. 

Member $5,000+

COMPANY LISTING as a New York Business Champion through the program website and on annual notice of recognition sent to all NY Business Champions Members.

INVITATION for your SUMMER ASSOCIATES to become Young Professionals Summer Members—engages summer associates with a variety of social and networking opportunities, and resources on conservation and philanthropy.

Select INVITATIONS to Nature Conservancy SPECIAL EVENTS, including an INVITATION to annual NY BUSINESS CHAMPIONS BREAKFAST, a networking event with a guest speaker from The Nature Conservancy.

ONE-YEAR NATURE CONSERVANCY MEMBERSHIPS for up to 20 employees, includes the award-winning Nature Conservancy Magazine.

DIGITAL MEMBERSHIP for all employees to Nature New York Great Places Network.


Please contact Hallie Morrison at or (212) 381-2191.


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