We work with leading companies to create a set of business solutions that are good for business and will deliver our vision when set at scale. Our work is focused across four economic systems. Companies in today’s competitive global marketplace are increasingly focusing their efforts on outstanding environmental performance as a business imperative.

Conservation International and our corporate partners know that working collaboratively is the most effective way to find solutions for the pressing environmental challenges we face.

Although established to provide a better understanding of the implications that society has on sustainability, the International Sustainability Council (ISC) serves as the clearinghouse of research and information for ISC to fully understand the relationships between ecological, social and economic systems for the mutual benefit of people and the environment.

Sustainability can also be defined as a socio ecological process characterized by the pursuit of a common ideal. An ideal is by definition unattainable in a given time and space. However, by persistently and dynamically approaching it, the process results in a sustainable system.

Looking ahead

While much of our work deals in the present, we believe it’s critical to anticipate challenges and work with industry to develop potential solutions.

Our goal

We measure success in human terms. Our ultimate goal is to protect the most fundamental things that nature provides to all of us: our food, our fresh water, our livelihoods and a stable climate.

Our Mission

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

Our 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.

Our Cause

Funds generated through memberships and donations are used to provide fruit & vegetable seeds, wildflower seed mix, and wildlife feed & birdseed to urban and suburban communities around the world. These seeds are used by communities to establish fruit and vegetable gardens, bird and wildlife sanctuaries, and for the beautification of urban and suburban landscapes by creating flower and native plant gardens.

Principles of Sustainability

"In recent years an academic and public discourse has led to this use of the word sustainability in reference to how long human ecological systems can be expected to be usefully productive. Observers point out that in the past, complex human societies have died out, sometimes as a result of their own growth and associated impacts on ecological support systems. The implication is that modern industrial society, which continues to grow in scale and complexity, might also collapse."

  • We’re usually so focused on our customers that we hardly ever take time out to care for ourselves. Doing the SCORE assessment was like a spa treatment for our business.
  • By enlisting the energies and creativity of schoolchildren in addressing the urban crises, [Creative Change] provides children and young people with opportunities to take ownership of problems or issues affecting their school and their town.
  • Creative Change’s ability to create meaningful and effective curriculum that guides students as they conduct research, formulate ideas, and articulate a vision for sustainable community redevelopment places the organization in a class by themselves.
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