Environmental Incentives
Environmental Incentives

Performance Driven Conservation

Our approach to achieving better environmental outcomes, increasing the environmental return on investment and improving program operations and management.

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What we do

We design performance-driven approaches to conservation, aligning public and private sector objectives to create resilient water, land and wildlife resources.



performance driven stormwater and watershed protection programs improve water quality and communities.

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Our programs employ incentives to change human decisions and create meaningful outcomes for threatened species.

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International Conservation

We are building capacity to design, monitor, evaluate, and improve the impact of biodiversity conservation and natural resource management programs around the world.

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Why Environmental Incentives?

EI pioneers performance-driven approaches to conservation, driving improvement of program effectiveness by quantifying project impacts toward clearly defined environmental goals. We support government, philanthropic, non-profit and industry partners to maximize their environmental returns on investment.

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News & Insights


November 15, 2016

Nevada announces another $1,200,000 of seed-funding to generate Conservation Credit System Credits

The Nevada Conservation Credit System (“Credit System”) is heading into its third year of implementation, and on November 4th the State of Nevada announced another $1,200,000 of funding to generate... Read more

The Black Footed Ferret is one of approximately 1,200 animals listed as endangered or threatened by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

October 21, 2016

Performance-Driven Conservation Embraced by New Federal Policies

Two draft policies recently released by the US Fish & Wildlife Service, the draft Mitigation Policy and the draft Compensatory Mitigation Policy, elevate performance-driven conservation by endorsing programmatic mitigation that use credits and... Read more

Photo: Albina Triangle.  Republished from portlandoregon.gov

October 13, 2016

The Stormwater Compliance Paradox

“Albina Triangle.” Green Streets RSS. The City of Portland, Oregon, n.d. Web. 13 Oct. 2016.  Regulatory compliance has been the goal for stormwater management since combined sewer overflows became the... Read more

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