Conservation International Foundation

People Need Nature to Thrive

aka CI   |   Arlington, VA   |  http://www.conservation.org

Mission

Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the well-being of humanity.

Ruling year info

1987

CEO

Dr. M. Sanjayan

Main address

2011 Crystal Drive Suite 600

Arlington, VA 22202 USA

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EIN

52-1497470

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science

Through innovative partnerships, advanced analyses and rigorous research on the ground (and in the water), the Moore Center develops science-based tools to inform policies and actions. Our work helps decision-makers protect nature and human well-being.

Our scientists publish breakthrough research and grow the body of evidence upon which humanity depends to confront the most pressing issues of our time, including the climate and biodiversity crises. Governments, businesses, local communities and nonprofit organizations around the world look to us for the scientific insights they need to inform policies and actions.

To date, Conservation International has published more than 1,300 peer-reviewed articles, many in leading journals like Science, Nature, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Population(s) Served

Conservation International’s Carbon Fund invests in sustainable landscapes that help combat climate change by reducing deforestation and conserving critical ecosystem services — including food, water, timber, livable climates and renewable forms of energy.

These multiple outcomes are achieved through the development of a strong pipeline of demonstration projects coupled with innovative financing and mechanisms meant to ensure long-term sustainability and private sector participation. The fund focuses on results-based financing to develop early stage forest conservation projects, including REDD+ ​(Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation "plus" conservation) and complementary activities, such as efficient fuel wood use and improved agricultural practices.

Population(s) Served

Conservation International partners with Indigenous peoples and local communities — critical stewards of the environment who are often on the front lines of conservation.

We work to ensure that the conservation community implements a people-centered approach to conservation, honoring our commitments to Indigenous peoples and local communities and aiming to ensure that men and women can fully engage in, and equitably benefit from, conservation and livelihoods initiatives.

Effective conservation can only occur with and through the cooperation of Indigenous peoples and local communities living in and around protected areas — and elsewhere.

Population(s) Served

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) enables nongovernmental and private sector organizations to conserve vital ecosystems in the world’s biodiversity hotspots.​

CEPF is a joint initiative of Conservation International, l’Agence Française de Développement, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the government of Japan and the World Bank.

By supporting the development of conservation strategies driven by local communities and providing grants to civil society — nongovernmental, private sector and academic organizations among others — to implement those strategies, CEPF seeks to protect biodiversity, build local conservation leadership and nurture sustainable development. This path enables conservation and communities to flourish in tandem.

Population(s) Served

Protecting and restoring tropical forests and mangroves would account for at least 30 percent of the global action needed to avoid the worst climate scenarios — and help communities adapt to the effects of climate change. The Center for Natural Climate Solutions supports efforts to maximize nature's role in combatting climate change by targeting critical barriers to progress, including integrated land use planning, policy, mangrove restoration and financing.

Population(s) Served

Building on more than a decade of experience working with businesses, governments and communities, the Center for Oceans connects local action and global impact through sound strategies, alliances, learning communities and proven tools.

Our long-term goal: to conserve marine biodiversity and ecosystems to safeguard ecological, social and economic benefits for people and nature — because people need healthy oceans to thrive.​

Population(s) Served

The Center for Sustainable Lands and Waters works to introduce scalable, sustainable development initiatives that align community, policy and market-based incentives at the global, regional and local levels. Focus areas include implementation of community-based incentives, freshwater conservation and efforts to improve the sustainability of key commodities, including coffee and palm oil.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Area of land and sea conserved (in hectares)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

With partners, in FY21 CI supported the direct conservation of 81.4M terrestrial and coastal hectares, of which 5.4M were newly conserved and more than 800,000 are under restoration.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
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Financials

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Operations

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Conservation International Foundation

Board of directors
as of 10/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Peter Seligmann

Skip Brittenham

Ziffren Brittenham LLP

Jeffrey Gale

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Enki Tan

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/13/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/14/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.