The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Based in Arlington, Virginia with offices globally.

“The impacts of climate change include more extreme weather and natural disasters, chronic droughts & economic instability. We’re focusing on innovative, science-based solutions that match the urgency of this crisis, such as restoring forests from Brazil to Indonesia and working to ensure a clean energy future.”

Details of TNC’s climate activities are here:

Funding and Financials

TNC holds US 501(c)(3) status in the US and according to its 2018 report on its website reported revenue of $1,288MN of which 4% came from corporations. TNC CEO Mark Tercek received compensation of $812K in 2016 according to its 501(c)(3) filings.

Links with Business on Climate Change

TNC maintains a Business Council and has a Corporate Engagement program which involves “applying our science, reach, expertise in conservation planning, and on-the-ground experience to help businesses make better decisions, understand the value of nature, and ultimately protect it”. TNC states members of its Business Council should be “demonstrating an interest in integrating conservation and stewardship into their business strategy while supporting biodiversity, habitat conservation and good environmental practices”. Current members include Bayer, Boeing, BP America, Cargill, Chevron, Dow Chemical and Duke Energy.