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With our global hub at Stanford University, the Natural Capital Project is a collaboration among academic partners including the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Stockholm Resilience Centre, and the University of Minnesota together with core implementing partners including The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund.

We advance science and create actionable tools to bring the values of nature into decisions. Our work is inspired by, created with, and implemented through our global network of more than 150 research partners and more than 350 implementing partners in the public and private sectors. 

See below for more detail on our partners

Network Collaborators (Partial List)

In addition to working with our core partners, we collaborate with governments, corporations, universities, and other non-profit organizations to co-lead "use cases," integrate ecosystem services approaches into major natural resource decisions, and improve the state of biodiversity and human well-being by motivating greater and more cost-effective investments in both. 

Multilateral Institutions 
Global Networks 
Academic & Research Institutions 
Water Funds 
Environmental Consultants

Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • Research Center for Eco-Environmental Science

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

  • Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics

Stockholm Resilience Centre

The Nature Conservancy

  • TNC-Carribean
  • TNC Brazil
  • TNC California
  • TNC Colombia
  • TNC Latin America Region
  • TNC Global Marine Program
  • TNC Latin America Region
  • TNC Latin America Region
  • TNC Mexico and Northern Central America
  • TNC- Central Science
  • TNC-CA
  • TNC-Kenya
  • TNC-TX
  • TNC-WA
  • TNC, Bahamas National Trust (Gov of bahamas)

University of Minnesota

  • Institute on the Environment
  • Department of Applied Economics


  • WWF – Care Alliance
  • WWF – Coastal East Africa
  • WWF - Belize
  • WWF - Bhutan
  • WWF - Cambodia
  • WWF-Colombia
  • WWF-Indonesia
  • WWF-Mozambique
  • WWF-Myanmar
  • WWF-Nepal
  • WWF-Peru
  • WWF-Sumatra
  • WWF-US
  • WWF-US Latin America and Caribbean Program

Multilateral Institutions

  • Asian Development Bank
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • World Bank

Global Networks

  • Bioversity International
  • Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO-BON)
  • Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature Eastern & Southern African Region (IUCN-ESARO, Malawi)
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature Mexico Central America and the Caribbean Region (IUCN-ORMACC; Costa Rica, El Salvador)
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature South America Region (IUCN-SUR; Brazil-Espirito Santo)
  • Latin American Conservation Council
  • Project for Ecosystem Services
  • The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)
  • World Agroforestry Center


  • Barbados Coastal Zone Management Unit
  • Bay Area Conservation and Development Commission (San Francisco, CA, USA)
  • Bay Area Regional Collaborative (San Francisco, CA, USA)
  • Belize Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute
  • California Coastal Commission
  • Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR)
  • City of Balneario Camboriú, Brazil
  • City of Extrema, Brazil
  • City of Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • City of St. Paul, MN, USA
  • Costa Rican Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE)
  • Dept. of Soil Conservation and Watershed Management (Kathmandu, Nepal)
  • Government of Myanmar
  • Guandu (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Himachal-Pradesh Department of Forests (India)
  • Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (China)
  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USA)
  • Leg-Citizen Council on Minnesota Resources (Minnesota, USA)
  • Legislative Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) (Minnesota, USA)
  • Marin County, CA, USA
  • Minnesota Department of Health, USA
  • Monterey County, CA, USA
  • Myanmar Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (USA)
  • Nepal Electricity Authority
  • Office of the Prime Minister, The Bahamas
  • Pakistan Forest Department
  • Pakistan Ministry of Agriculture
  • San Mateo County, CA, USA
  • Santa Cruz County, CA, USA
  • SC3 group (Sonoma, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz County Agencies, including Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority, Santa Clara Valley Water District) (California, USA)
  • Sonoma County, CA, USA
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • United States Department of Defense
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service
  • United States Forest Service


  • Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) Network
  • American Wind Wildlife Institute (USA)
  • Bahamas Reef Environment and Education Fund
  • Centro de Estudio y Conservación del Patrimonio Natural (CECPAN) (Chile)
  • Centro De Investigacion De La Caña De Azucar (CENICAÑA) (Colombia)
  • Compass
  • Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative
  • Kamehameha Schools (Hawai`i, USA)
  • Mass Audubon (MA, USA)
  • Netherlands Development Organization (SNV World)
  • Northern Rangelands Trust (Kenya)
  • Perry Institute for Marine Science
  • Point Blue Conservation Science
  • Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation (St. Paul, MN, USA)
  • The Trust for Public Land (USA)
  • United States Golf Association
  • Wildlife Conservation Society


  • Allegheny Health Network
  • Coca-Cola Company
  • Dow Chemical
  • Dupont Pioneer
  • Guggenheim Partners
  • Kering
  • Microsoft
  • Minnesota Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Oyu Tolgoi
  • Planet Labs
  • Pw
  • Unilever (Safety & Environmental Assurance Centre)

Academic & Research Institutions

  • Bard College (New York, USA)
  • Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University (New York, USA)
  • Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) (Cambridge, England)
  • Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
  • Clark Labs, Clark University (Worcester, MA, USA)
  • National Patagonian Center, Scientific and Technological Center of the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET-CENPAT)
  • Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
  • International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
  • French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD)
  • Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont (Vermont, USA)
  • Hainan Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (China)
  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • Institute of Ecology (Mexico)
  • International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
  • King’s College London (London, England)
  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU) (Singapore)
  • Natural Capital Singapore (National University of Singapore and ETH Zurich)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX, USA)
  • Royal University of Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
  • San Francisco Estuary Institute (San Francisco, CA, USA)
  • Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center
  • Sustainability Science Program (Harvard University, MA, USA)
  • The Catalan Institute for Water Research (La Creueta, Spain)
  • University of California Berkeley (USA)
  • University of California Santa Cruz (USA)
  • Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique)
  • University of Exeter (UK)
  • University of Illinois (USA)
  • University of Rhode Island (USA)
  • University of Texas (USA)
  • University of The Bahamas (The Bahamas)
  • University of Washington (USA)
  • Washington State University (USA)
  • Xi’an Jiaotong University

Water Funds

  • Agua por la Vida (Cauca Valley, Colombia)
  • Aquafondo (Lima, Peru)
  • Bogota Water Funds (Bogota, Colombia)
  • Fund for the Protection of Water (FONAG) (Quito, Ecuador)
  • Latin American Water Funds Partnership
  • Medellin Water Fund (Colombia)
  • Upper Tana-Nairobi Water Fund (Kenya)
  • Upper Tana-Nairobi Water Fund Steering Committee (Kenya)

Environmental Consultants

  • Downstream Strategies
  • Environmental Science Associates (ESA PWA)
  • FutureWater
  • Industrial Economics, Incorporated
  • SEV Consulting Group (The Bahamas)