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MacArthur Foundation Recognizes Forest Trends for Extraordinary Creativity and Effectiveness

by Portal Web Editor last modified Feb 25, 2015 07:45 PM
Contributors: Forest Trends
Forest Trends is one of nine organizations to have received the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The award "recognizes exceptional nonprofit organizations who have demonstrated creativity and impact, and invests in their long-term sustainability with sizable one-time grants.

It is a great affirmation of the work we are leading to develop market-based financial approaches to conservation that put a real economic value on benefits from nature. Additionally, it recognizes our efforts to build a different institutional model, staying small and nimble while addressing issues that need both local and global strategies. This forces us by design to seek collaborations and to play a role of "connective tissue" among all necessary partners: government, businesses, financial institutions, environmental groups, and indigenous communities. We believe this is the most powerful and sustained pathway to bring environmental conservation into business and governmental decisions.

Learn more about this award and our work in the Huffington Post article MacArthur Award Validates Climate Strategy

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