Environmental Incentives
Environmental Incentives


Working with our clients and partners to pioneer a new wave of conservation

Better environmental outcomes can be achieved for lower cost when program strategies are clear and environmental benefits are understood. Environmental Incentives is pioneering a new, market-based approach to achieve better environmental outcomes, increasing the environmental return on investment and improving program operations and management. This approach, called Performance-Driven Conservation brings landowners and developers to the table, along with environmentalists, public agencies and land trusts to conserve land, save money and drive performance.

Environmental Incentives developed its flagship Performance-Driven Conservation program in California to improve the way public funds were being spent on efforts to address the decline in Lake Tahoe’s famous lake clarity. Today, the Performance-Driven Conservation approach has caught on around the country and is being used by a wide-range of stakeholders as the basis for mitigation, regulatory compliance and publicly funded restoration programs around the country to address environmental issues and improve environmental program design. From federal government agencies to local communities the Performance-Driven Conservation approach is a proven method for improving conservation practices and driving more effective investments in the environment.

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Program & Policy Design

Designing environmental programs that create effective incentives and produce desired environmental outcomes.

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Credits & Metrics

Incorporating the measurement and monitoring of key environmental indicators into project and program management.


Adaptive Management

Develop internal organizational systems and competencies to institute adaptive management and drive systematic learning.


Technology Tools

Developing web and mobile applications to streamline operations and improve decisionmaking for conservation programs.


Pay For Performance Contracting

An environmental thought leader championing pay-for-success approaches to conservation finance.


Performance Reporting

Collect, manage and analyze data in order to better understand results and inform programmatic decision making.