Texan by Nature

Return on Conservation™ Index

Local Conservation’s Global Impact

As the world’s 9th largest economy, the impact of conservation in Texas goes far beyond the borders of the Lonestar state. Whether acting as a global model or through direct impact, on-the-ground conservation in Texas addresses many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). 

Texan by Nature (TxN) is excited to share indexes that articulate the science-based impact of conservation activities measured against the global UN SDG framework. The goal of these indexes is to bridge the reporting gap between conservation and industry to accelerate conservation investments and show the value of local conservation as a component of global sustainability strategy. Learn more about how this strategy is Optimizing the Conservation Systemhow it’s used to Overcome Industry Barriers in Conservationand how Data is a Driver, a Common Language, and a Decision Maker.

TxN Return on Conservation™ Index

Texan by Nature Return on Conservation™ Index is a service provided by Texan by Nature for select conservation partners and business members. These Indexes offer verifiable metrics for reporting a project’s environmental, social, and economic impact using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a framework and common language. 

Curious about how local conservation can help your company reach global targets? View the TxN Return on Conservation™ Indexes below and check out the Reading Guide here!

Impact Quantification 

Texan by Nature worked with ecosystem service value experts at EcoMetrics LLC to quantify locally-resolved economic metrics valuing the conservation work being done in Texas. EcoMetrics LLC is an economic evaluation company that uses 3rd party-verified, cloud-based technology to quantify a project’s environmental, social, and economic impacts. Learn more about the methodologies used to create the indexes here.

About UN SDGs

The UN SDGs are the backbone of The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all UN member states in 2015. The sustainable development agenda and goals bring together two key components of maintaining quality of life: environmental and economic health. The goals align directly with Texan by Nature’s mission by recognizing the importance of industry in generating jobs and income while also utilizing and conserving natural resources most efficiently. In short, the goals help articulate that conservation is good business.