Intro Photo Large

Remove this module

Section Info

EditPhoto Title:Innovating with Business
EditPhoto Description:
EditImage Url:/SiteCollectionImages/ci_34032313.jpg
EditImage Description:Pak, one of the first farmers to leave his farm in Indonesia's National Forest due to economic incentives by CI.
EditPhoto Credit: © Jessica Scranton
EditPhoto RenditionID Small:5[Optional]
EditPhoto RenditionID Webkit:6[Optional]
EditPhoto RenditionID Medium:7[Optional]
EditPhoto RenditionID Portrait:8[Optional]
EditPhoto RenditionID Large:9[Optional]

Business is the engine that drives global economic growth. What if companies were also conservation champions — taking bold, practical act​ions that benefit people, the planet and their bottom lines?

“Business as usual” is unsustainable. Given the pace of human consumption, the impacts of climate change and a growing population, we would need two Earths to meet humanity’s demands for resources by 2030.

But we only have one planet.

That’s why Conservation International (CI) is working to change the way the world does business. CI has actively engaged with companies that have​​​ the biggest impacts for 30 years to help them become better stewards of the environment — and to show them that protecting the planet can positively impact their bottom lines. In doing so, we’re preserving the benefits such as fresh air and clean water ​that we all receive from nature.

Our role

CI believes that corporations have a responsibility not only to embrace environmentally and socially responsible business practices, but also to invest in the conservation of critical ecosystems that their businesses depend upon. To help companies minimize their environmental impacts, CI created the Center for Environmental Leadership in Business in 2001. To date, we have worked collaboratively with businesses of nearly every size, from small-scale farming co-ops to the world’s largest corporations.

CI’s corporate partnerships enable three crucial actions that benefit both people and the environment.

  • Transform production: CI works with companies to transform production and sourcing practices to be sustainable. We work within and across entire sectors, in collaboration with companies and industry associations, to achieve impact at scale, promote alignment between market and policy initiatives and accelerate the adoption of more sustainable production practices.
  • Inspire and activate: CI works with companies to broaden society’s understanding the value of protecting nature and to encourage support and engagement of conservation efforts.
  • Invest in nature: CI works to inspire companies to invest in efforts to protect nature for the benefit of business and humanity.

Learn more about the companies we work with and the results we are achieving together.

Today, more companies are embracing sustainability. CI continues to work with them to help them meet growing global demands for food, water and energy in ways that result in positive benefits for both people and the planet.

​Image with Text Overlay

Image with Text Overlay Config

EditAnchor Tag:numbers[Optional]
EditImage:/SiteCollectionImages/ci_29873309.jpg
EditImage Alt Text:Pools along the Kongakut River
EditTitle:By the numbers
EditSubtitle:6.9 million hectares
EditText:Through corporate engagements, CI has helped ensure protection or improved management of 6.9 million hectares (more than 17 million acres) — an area about the size of Ireland.
EditPhoto Credit:© Art Wolfe/ www.artwolfe.com
Edit Layout:boxBox
     
    EditPhoto RenditionID Small:5[Optional]
    EditPhoto RenditionID Webkit:6[Optional]
    EditPhoto RenditionID Medium:7[Optional]
    EditPhoto RenditionID Portrait:8[Optional]
    EditPhoto RenditionID Large:9[Optional]
    Remove this module

    Text with Image or Video

    Remove this module

    Title

    EditHeader:CI’s solutions
    EditAnchor tag for sticky nav:solutions[Optional]

    Sections

    Image and Text

    Edit Image Position:rightRight
    EditSection Title:Improving industry practices
    Edit Section Title Style:h3--logomark--responsiveGray With Logo
    EditImage URL: /SiteCollectionImages/ci_55909380.jpg
    EditImage Description: BHP Billiton Alliance
    EditText:

    Even the most conscientious business has an impact on the planet. CI both challenges and collaborates with companies, encouraging them to improve their business practices and to invest in conservation — so that the world continues to have access to the resources we need to grow our global economy without destroying the environment.

    READ MORE: BHP Billiton Alliance

    EditLink for Header and Image:[Optional]
    EditPhoto Credit:© Keiichi Hiki
    EditPhoto RenditionID Medium:31[Optional]
    Edit Photo RenditionID Large:9[Optional]
    Add Image and TextAdd Video and TextAdd Image Thumbnail List

    ​​​​Images Carousel (2 with rollover text)

    Carousel Configuration

    EditCarousel section title:[Optional]
    EditText title:Promoting sustainable sourcing
    EditText:

    Everything you buy has a source, and often, that source comes from nature. CI works with corporate leaders and industry associations to help ensure those sources are sustainable. Our work is helping to preserve the forests, fresh water, oceans and other natural resources that people need to survive.

    READ MORE: Partnership with Starbucks Coffee Company

    READ MORE: Sustainable Palm Oil

    EditAnchor tag for sticky nav:[Optional]
    EditImage RenditionID Small:10[Optional]
    EditImage RenditionID Webkit:11[Optional]
    EditImage RenditionID Medium:12[Optional]
    EditImage RenditionID Large:13[Optional]

    Carousel Images

    Image

    EditImage URL:/SiteCollectionImages/ci_76989700.jpg
    EditImage Alt Text:© Cristina Mittermeier
    EditCaption Title:Partnership with Starbucks Coffee Company
    EditCaption Description:CI has worked with Starbucks for more than 15 years to promote coffee production practices that conserve biodiversity, maintain healthy ecosystems and support the millions of farmers who grow and supply coffee to the company as embodied in their commitment to ethical sourcing.​
    [Optional]
    EditLink URL:/partners/Pages/starbucks.aspx
    EditLink Text:Read More

    Image

    EditImage URL:/SiteCollectionImages/ci_39922110.jpg
    EditImage Alt Text:© Benjamin Drummond
    EditCaption Title:Sustainable Palm Oil
    EditCaption Description:CI recognizes the upsides of palm oil production. And we are working hard to minimize the downsides.
    [Optional]
    EditLink URL:/projects/Pages/Sustainable-Palm-Oil.aspx
    EditLink Text:Read More
    Remove this image
    Add another image...
    Remove this module

    Text with Image or Video

    Remove this module

    Title

    EditHeader:
    EditAnchor tag for sticky nav:[Optional]

    Sections

    Image and Text

    Edit Image Position:rightRight
    EditSection Title:Investing in forest carbon
    Edit Section Title Style:h3--logomark--responsiveGray With Logo
    EditImage URL: /SiteCollectionImages/ci_76543689.jpg
    EditImage Description: CI and Disney
    EditText:

    Deforestation is one of the leading causes of global climate change. Conversely, keeping forests standing is the most immediate and cost-effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Through our forest carbon offset program, CI and our partners are supporting innovative ways to reduce global carbon emissions. We’re securing cost savings for customers, benefits for local communities and the preservation of our one and only planet.

    READ MORE: CI and Disney

    EditLink for Header and Image:[Optional]
    EditPhoto Credit:© Conservation International/photo by Carmen Noriega
    EditPhoto RenditionID Medium:31[Optional]
    Edit Photo RenditionID Large:9[Optional]

    Image and Text

    Edit Image Position:rightRight
    EditSection Title:Convening corporate leaders
    Edit Section Title Style:h3--logomark--responsiveGray With Logo
    EditImage URL: /SiteCollectionImages/ci_37533144.jpg
    EditImage Description: Business and Sustainability Council
    EditText:

    Established in 2003, CI’s Business & Sustainability Council (BSC) is a forum for companies dedicated to excellence and innovation in corporate sustainability. The BSC — comprised of members who represent a range of industries and more than 3.8 million employees — provides members a compelling and practical blend of CI thought leadership and science, practical experience from the field and shared best practices across corporations and cultures. This affirms the role of businesses as positive drivers of environmental change.

    READ MORE: Business & Sustainability Council

    EditLink for Header and Image:[Optional]
    EditPhoto Credit:© Art Wolfe/www.artwolfe.com
    EditPhoto RenditionID Medium:31[Optional]
    Edit Photo RenditionID Large:9[Optional]
    Add Image and TextAdd Video and TextAdd Image Thumbnail List


    Divider Shadow Line

    Call to Action 2 Across (Email + Donate)

    Section Configuration

    EditAnchor tag for sticky nav:actions[Optional]​

    Newsletter

    EditNewsletter Title:Keep in touch
    EditNewsletter Message:Get the latest updates on CI's work with business partners — and the rest of our work — delivered to your inbox.
    EditNewsletter Confirmation Message Title:Thank you for joining
    EditNewsletter Confirmation Message Text:You should expect to recieve a Welcome email and periodic updates on our work.
    Substitute this section with text

    Left Column Text

    Edit Text Title:Text Title value
    Edit Text Message:Text Message value
    Make this section the Newsletter

    Donate

    EditDonate Title:Donate
    EditDonate Message:​​​Donate to CI to protect all the parts of nature we can’t live without.
    EditDonate Button Text:Give now
    EditDonate Button Link:/donate
    Substitute this section with text

    Right Column Text

    Edit Text Title:Text Title value
    EditText Message:Text Message value
    Make this section the Donate button
    Remove this module

    More of Our Work Links

    Remove this module

    Section Configuration

    EditAnchor tag for sticky nav:[Optional]
    EditImage RenditionID Small:21[Optional]
    EditImage RenditionID Webkit:22[Optional]
    EditImage RenditionID Medium:23[Optional]
    EditImage RenditionID Webkit Medium:24[Optional]
    EditImage RenditionID Large:25[Optional]
    EditImage RenditionID Webkit Large:26[Optional]

    First Image

    EditTitle:Livelihoods
    EditImage:/SiteCollectionImages/ci_35597459.jpg
    EditLink:http://sp13.conservation.org/what/Pages/livelihoods.aspx
    EditImage Alt Text:Fisherman cast a net to catch fish. © Keith A. Ellenbogen

    Second Image

    EditTitle:Science and Innovation
    EditImage:/SiteCollectionImages/ci_80568511.tif
    EditLink:/how/pages/science-and-innovation.aspx
    EditImage Alt Text:Scientists set a camera trap. © Benjamin Drummond

    Third Image

    EditTitle:Field Projects
    EditImage:/SiteCollectionImages/ci_98085032.jpg
    EditLink:/How/Pages/field-Projects.aspx
    EditImage Alt Text:A man holds a seedling for reforestation in Tanzania. © Benjamin Drummond
    ---- Add Modules And Content Above Here ----