Mission and Vision
 
 
 

Mission

Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.


Vision

We imagine a healthy, prosperous world in which societies are forever committed to caring for and valuing nature, for the long-term benefit of people and all life on Earth.

The challenges confronting our global environment and the needs of the world's human populations have never been greater; the future, quite literally, is in the balance.

Every person on Earth deserves a healthy environment and the fundamental benefits that nature provides. But our planet is experiencing an unprecedented drawdown of these resources, and it is only by protecting nature and its gifts – a stable climate, fresh water, healthy oceans and reliable food — that we can ensure a better life for everyone, everywhere.


Values

Passion: We are inspired by nature and cherish the diversity of life in all its forms.

Respect: We respect and trust each other, and we embrace our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences

Optimism: We are optimistic about the future of life on Earth and are confident that, with our partners, we will be able to achieve unprecedented conservation results.

Courage: We tirelessly pursue our vision, taking bold action and persevering through challenges

Integrity: We act with integrity and are accountable for our actions.

Teamwork: We work together, recognizing that openness, collaboration and cooperation are fundamental to achieving a healthy and prosperous world for all.

Armed with a new mission and strategy and inspired by the values that guide us, we aim to influence the course of global development, demonstrating to governments, institutions and corporations alike that a path that values nature is essential for human well-being — and the well-being of all life on our planet.


At a glance:

Founded: 1987
Employees: 900+
Global Offices: 30+
Partners: 1,000+ around the world