Studying the Economics of Ecosystems with The Nature Conservancy

In 2011, Dow and The Nature Conservancy established an important collaboration to study how Dow’s operations rely on and affect nature.

Protecting nature. Preserving Life

The Nature Conservancy, founded in 1951, is the world’s leading conservation organization with a mission to conserve the land and water on which all life depends.
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The Collaboration

Scientists, engineers, and economists from both organizations are working together to analyze the various services that nature provides to our operations and the community.

Those ecosystem services include water, land, air, oceans and a variety of plant and animal life.

The work involves validating tools and models that can assign a value to these ecosystem services in order to support Dow’s decision-making when it comes to designing, constructing and operating its manufacturing sites.

When we combine our resources and expertise, we are integrating the value of nature into Dow’s business decision-making.

Results from this collaboration will be peer-reviewed and published for the benefit of other companies and the scientific and economic communities.


Dow’s annual Global Conservation Reports featuring our conservation efforts around the world

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