Around the world, people are beginning to realize that saving nature is the smartest investment we can make. Protecting or restoring natural systems doesn’t just help the environment and the climate — it can benefit businesses and communities too. This is what we call natural solutions to our global conservation challenges.
Businesses around the globe often have significant impacts on the lands and waters that we all rely on for survival. Increasingly, companies are becoming interested in understanding more about how to limit or mitigate such impacts, how can incorporate sustainable practices in their processes, and the ways in which they can success¬fully educate and inspire action from people around the world to make a difference.
Leading scientists at The Nature Conservancy work to develop cutting-edge research and analyses to help quantify the value of nature, make conservation more effective and connect the dots between conservation programs and human well-being. We leverage this innovative work through collaborations with TNC field programs at test sites around the world.
Some areas of work include:
- Companies valuing nature: We work with businesses to develop science tools that help them understand how conserving nature can positively impact their bottom lines.
- Using the best data and information: We frame a better and more sustainable decision-making process through our Conservation Gateway.
- Return on investment (ROI): Conservation costs money, so let's make sure we're getting the biggest "bang for the buck" out of our investments.
- Delivering science-based solutions: The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) delivers evidence-based, scalable solutions to global challenges at the intersection of nature conservation, sustainable development, and human well-being.
- Measuring nature's benefits to people: We provide economic analysis that can help improve conservation strategies through Water Funds or increasing coral reef resilience.