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2015 P3 Impact Award Finalist

The Nature Conservatory – The Dow Chemical Company Collaboration

Nature provides benefits like clean air and water – often called ecosystem services – upon which everyone depends. However, these benefits are often not considered when companies make business decisions. Recognizing this, The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) partnered to help Dow and the business community realize, value, and incorporate nature into business decisions, strategies, and goals. Focusing initially on several large pilot projects and now moving to integrating nature into all business decisions at Dow, the Collaboration has developed methods and tools, like the Ecosystem Services Identification and Inventory (ESII) tool, to quantify the benefits of aligning business and conservation goals. By sharing lessons learned and best practices with the wider business community, the Collaboration expects that companies and governments alike will undertake more substantial investment in nature.