Conservation International (CI)

Based in Arlington, Virginia with offices globally.

“Conservation International protects perhaps humanity‚Äôs biggest ally in the fight against climate change: nature.”

Details of CI’s climate activities are here:

Funding and Financials

TNC holds US 501(c)(3) status in the US and according to its 2017 report on its website reported revenue of $158MN of which 15% came from corporations. CI Board Chairman Peter Seligmann received compensation of $614K in 2017 according to its 501(c)(3) filings.

Links with Business on Climate Change

CI obtains a relatively high portion of funding from the corporate sector and maintains the Center for Environmental Leadership in Business which takes up 9% of its $153MN 2017 budget. This center partners with a range of companies including Chevron, ExxonMobil, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsui & Co, Shell International, Toyota. Within this, CI has a Business & Sustainability Council which includes ExxonMobil, Chevron, Bayer, Bechtel, Northrop Grumman, Shell International, Walmart and United Airlines, described by CI as “corporate sustainability leaders advancing global solutions for the pressing environmental challenges we face”.