Partnerships are at the heart of what we do. Without our business, government, and foundation partners we wouldn't be a catalyst for change in higher education.
A partnership with Second Nature is a mutually beneficial relationship. For our network of colleges and universities, our partnerships with corporations, cities, foundations, and non-profits give them access to innovation, expertise, scale, and support, and for our partners it means the opportunity to have a positive influence on climate change while also delivering on key themes in their sustainable business strategies.
Second Nature has a proven track record of working with a range of forward-thinking partners to address global climate disruption and the development of a strong green economy. Each partnership is tailor made and aligned with your specific needs; what’s guaranteed is that our team will work collaboratively with you to develop an innovative and dynamic partnership, with shared value and lasting impact.
By working with internal experts and external service providers, several signatory campuses have achieved carbon neutrality. These campuses enroll more than 35,000 students, and here are links to the stories about these pioneers: American University (DC), Bowdoin College (ME), Colby College (ME), Colgate University (NY), Middlebury College (VT), and University of San Francisco (CA).
Second Nature’s ties to leaders in higher education also create opportunities for firms to educate and support our community. We have sponsors for the Higher Ed Climate Leaders Summit, webinars, and other programs. We also have a strong history of working with NGOs, foundations, municipalities, and government agencies on initiatives that help meet their specific needs and goals.
Key external corporate partners in 2019-2020 include CustomerFirst Renewables (CFR), Engie, and McKinstry. Selected non-profit partners include AASHE, Alliance to Save Energy, Ceres, NACUBO, NECEC, REBA, The Nature Conservancy, and World Wildlife Fund. Our corporate sponsors are listed below, and sponsors for our 2020 Summit are listed here.
Note that our work with the private sector is guided by our Core Principles for Engagement with Corporate Partners.
Leading businesses and institutions engage with Second Nature because of our common goal of addressing global climate disruption. Our corporate partners provide information and resources to support the development of a strong green economy and demonstrate their commitment to sustainability to millions of people worldwide.
Developed by experts at the University of New Hampshire, the Sustainability Indicator Management and Analysis Platform (SIMAP™) is a new inventory tool for tracking carbon emissions.
Second Nature helped coordinate a statement on behalf of US governors, mayors, CEO’s and campus leaders declaring that institutions around the country remain committed to climate action.