For Conservation International, partnerships are key to its success

Man tends to coffee crops in Chiapas, Mexico. Conservation International has partnered with Starbucks to produce ethically-sourced coffee.  Photo by: Miguel Angel de la Cueva / Conservation International

For Jennifer Morris, chief operating officer of environmental nonprofit Conservation International, there are two reasons her organization has been able to continue to grow for nearly three decades, forming successful partnerships with different stakeholders along the way.

“One of the key reasons for our continued growth is our emphasis on measuring performance,” Morris told Devex. “If you can’t measure it, you can’t determine the return on investment. So we aim to be very specific about our impact.”

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