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Engage, Collaborate, Support Us

Sundarbans Mangrove Forest protected communities in India and Bangladesh from some of the worst impacts of Cyclone Bulbul on November 9th 2019

The demand for reliable, evidence-based guidance on how best to implement, monitor and evaluate NbS is growing rapidly. To meet this demand we are looking for investors and philanthropic partners to help us grow the Initiative into a world-leading institute. Working with experts from across the University of Oxford and beyond, your support would enable us to

  • Develop robust guidelines for businesses and governments on how to best to implement NbS
  • Broaden the scope of our systematic review to include evidence on the effectiveness of NbS in cities, for infrastructure, food security and across supply chains.
  • Support action through our in-country work
  • Conduct cutting-edge interdisciplinary research into the effectiveness of NbS
  • Communicate synthesised evidence on NbS effectiveness through multiple media and in multiple languages to increase our global reach and local relevance.

How you can help

Funding generated through donations, membership (see below) or direct investments will cover basic operation of the NbSI and one or more of the five broad areas outlined above.  We are also interested in discussing smaller investments to support bodies of work within each of these themes, including event sponsorship.

We can and we must create a future in which humans and nature not only survive but thrive together.  The path toward that future is our legacy to our youth.

– Christina Figueres

01 Donations

If you would like to donate to us, no matter how large or small, please use the link below and if you are a UK taxpayer you can also add Gift Aid.

Donate now

02 Membership of NbSI*

We offer a variety of ways to support and collaborate with NbSI to advance your strategic or personal goals, from enhancing understanding and building capacity in your teams to developing evidence-based guidelines tailored to your needs and advancing research in an area aligned with your mission. Based on your financial commitment, we offer three levels of engagement:

Engagement Fellow Associate Fellow Founding Fellow
Participation in NbSI seminars, conferences, workshops and networking events
Early access to NbSI research results, platforms and tools
Opportunities to develop specific projects with Oxford researchers
Opportunities to support fellowships for Oxford students and research scientists
Role developing and evaluating new programmes
Invitation to take part in experts-in-residence programmes
Invitation to annual Advisory Board dinner in Oxford

*Membership of NbSI not of Oxford University

03 As an investor or company

If you are company or individual who would like to invest in our vision more substantively, or would simply like to know more, please  contact: nathalie.seddon@zoo.ox.ac.uk

As nature declines, the prospects for business success and future prosperity dwindle. Conversely, the business opportunities that await those committed to restoring natural ecosystems could be considerable.

New Nature Economy Report 2020, World Economic Forum

Contact Us

We want to see ambition for climate and biodiversity enhanced through Nature-based Solutions and, with your help, we will provide the evidence and the tools that decision makers need to make that happen.

If you are interested in supporting and/or working with us or require more information please contact:

Professor Nathalie Seddon
Director of Nature-based Solutions Initiative,
Department of Zoology,
11a Mansfield Road,
OX1 3SZ,
United Kingdom

telephone: + 44 17510 319 792
email: nathalie.seddon@zoo.ox.ac.uk
web: www.naturebasedsolutionsinitiative.org