Conservation International Statement on the World Economic Forum’s Future of Nature and Business Report

July 15, 2020

Arlington, Va. (July 15, 2020) – Conservation International CEO Dr. M. Sanjayan issued the following statement on the Future Nature and Business report released today by the World Economic Forum:

“The ‘new normal’ must require economic recovery to be on a sustainable path post COVID-19 and this astonishing report offers a compelling way forward. It shows how we can better protect the vast majority of the world’s threatened and near-threatened species by transforming key sectors, and it lays out how these changes will create jobs and stimulate the economy, especially in rural communities. Now, businesses need to step up and unlock these benefits by properly investing in nature.  

“At Conservation International, we help businesses to make these investments every day. We produce scientific research that identifies the areas we must prioritize for protection. We support natural climate solutions that prevent biodiversity loss, and we help create sustainable livelihoods that are good for both people and the planet. We fully support the report’s recommendations, and we are eager to continue our work with leading companies to bring about this needed transformative change.”

About Conservation International

Conservation International works to protect the critical benefits that nature provides to people. Through science, partnerships and fieldwork, Conservation International is driving innovation and investments in nature-based solutions to the climate crisis, supporting protections for critical habitats, and fostering economic development that is grounded in the conservation of nature. Conservation International works in 30 countries around the world, empowering societies at all levels to create a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable planet. Follow Conservation International's work on Conservation News, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.