Catapult Newsletter: From our Ideas Summit to addressing climate change and more
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JUNE 2019
NEWSLETTER

Harnessing the power of conservation science to transform business

Through Catapult, Conservation International is committed to creating a forum to identify the issues and trends preventing companies from achieving corporate sustainability targets and to invest in innovative tools and services that break down these barriers. In May, we held the first Catapult Collaborative webinar, during which we previewed two tools: Trends.Earth and the Palm Oil Risk Assessment Tool (PORT). If you'd like to learn more about either tool, please contact us.

We also launched our new Catapult website, which is available at www.cicatapult.org. The password Catapult19! can be used to access the member portal.

This October, the Catapult Ideas Summit will bring leaders in corporate sustainability together to collaboratively identify, advance and amplify scientific solutions to advancing corporate sustainability for the benefit of people, nature and business. We hope you can join us! 

FEATURES

Traveling this summer? Airline offers way to offset impact

United Airlines is making it easy for passengers to offset the climate impact of their flights. Find out how you can travel and protect the environment at the same time.

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3 forest conservation stories you should know about 

Companies, communities and governments are stepping up to conserve existing forests and restore the ones we've already cut down. Here are three recent stories showcasing solutions for forest conservation. 

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Add these books to your summer reading list

Wondering what book to pack for your summer travels? Check out our Conservation International picks featuring sustainability and/or nature.

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COMMUNITY

Catapult's new "Meet an Expert" webinar series


Tell us what Conservation International initiative(s) you'd like to hear about during Catapult's new "Meet an Expert" webinar series. 

Respond now.

 
In pictures: Mangrove conservation in Ecuador via the B4Nature Exchange

Journey to Ecuador for an inside look at the Business for Nature (B4Nature) Exchange focused on community mangrove conservation efforts. 

See photos.

 
5 ways you can help fight climate change

Check out these five steps you can take every single day to help the fight against climate change. 

Learn more.
 

IN THE NEWS

The most eco-friendly commercial flight of its kind

United Airlines, Conservation International partner and Catapult Collaborative member, made history on World Environment Day. 

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A critical investment in mangrove protection

With support from Apple, Conservation International and our regional partners are conserving and restoring mangroves in Cispata, Colombia.

Read more.
 
Launch of the Supply Chain Solutions Center

Hundreds of corporate sustainability resources, including materials from Conservation International, are available in this knowledge resource center.

Read more.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 22-25: Conservation International will be at the UN Secretary General's Climate Summit, taking place September 23 in New York. We'll also be taking part in "Nature's Climate Hub" with our partners in Nature4Climate, which will take place from September 22 through to September 25 in New York as well.

October 9-10: Conservation International will be at Responsible Business Summit West in San Diego, where Hank Cauley, Senior Vice President of the Center for Environmental Leadership in Business, will speak about the social application of technology. 

October 16-17: The Catapult Collaborative Ideas Summit and Conservation International 2019 Fall Board Meeting are taking place in Washington, DC. 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS


 
FEATURED PUBLICATION

Biodiversity and Climate Change: Transforming the Biosphere 


This new book, edited by renowned scientists Lee Hannah of Conservation International and Thomas Lovejoy, senior fellow at the UN Foundation, examines the impacts of climate change on nature and solutions for mitigating the effects.
Conservation International's 2018 Annual Report

What if we really have only a few years left to secure a sustainable future for Earth? What should we do? What must we do? CI's 2018 annual report demonstrates how we are answering "what if" questions by delivering solutions to planetary challenges at scale. 
 
Walmart's 2019 Environmental, Social & Governance Report

Walmart, a Conservation International partner and member of the Catapult Collaborative, shares new initiatives to reduce waste and updates on its efforts to address climate change. 
 
CI & Chevron: Impact Report

This report shares the most impactful accomplishments achieved by Conservation International and Chevron during their five-year strategic partnership spanning from 2014 to 2018. 
 

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Northrop Grumman: Tech4Conservation Grant for Students

Northrop Grumman and Conservation International are motivated by a shared sense of urgency to find innovative solutions for the mounting pressures on nature. With financial support from Northrop Grumman, we’ve launched the Technology for Conservation Grant Program to support university students who are developing innovative technologies that address conservation’s biggest challenges. Through this grant, Conservation International and Northrop Grumman will select three to four student projects that are uniquely positioned to catalyze the latest advancements in technology for environmental security. Projects will take place during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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© Conservation International/photo by Bailey Evans; © Elfstrom; © Emerald Publishing Limited; © Conservation International/photo by Sterling Zumbrunn; © Conservation International/photo by Mandy DeVine; © Keith A. Ellenbogen; © Yale University Press

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