95% say the CSF course was one of the most useful short courses they have ever attended
95% say their CSF training experience changed how they approach their work
82% say attending the CSF course contributed to a career advancement
75% say the CSF training helped them achieve a specific success
Our unique and effective capacity building program in economics and finance provides the knowledge, skills, and language that are key for solving environmental challenges. CSF courses are taught by experts who understand real-world development issues and who demonstrate how economics can advance environmental goals in practical, strategic ways. This approach is crucial at a time when global-scale environmental changes are being driven by diverse economic factors, and when conservation leaders are striving to preserve critical ecosystems.
CSF ha ofrecido cursos de capacitación en economía para la conservación desde 1998. Durante este tiempo hemos implementado un curso anual en Estados Unidos, reconocido a nivel mundial como el curso internacional de CSF “Economics & Finance for Environmental Leadership”. Este curso, desarrollado en inglés, tiene un enfoque introductorio a la "economía para la conservación" y está destinado a ofrecer un abordaje general sobre un conjunto de herramientas que provienen de la economía clásica y experimental, y que tienen aplicabilidad en el campo de la conservación.
Our 2022 course is now open for enrollment! Join a new cohort of international leaders from June 20 - September 16 in our premier bootcamp in economics and finance for conservation. Click below to learn more and enroll . Our 20% Early Bird discount has been extended to June 6th!
Hosted by David Meyers, Executive Director of Conservation Finance Alliance, and Kim Bonine, Training Director at Conservation Strategy Fund, 4Nature Podcast interviews some of the world’s most innovative thinkers and driven actors all committed to restructuring financial, economic and social incentives to be more nature positive, and dedicated to transforming the role humanity plays within Nature.
Join a community of nearly 5,000 professionals in the field of conservation with the CSF Alumni Directory. Learn who's taken courses from CSF and the Numbers for Nature Training Institute from your region or field of study and professionally connect to grow your network.
During this highly interactive three-day global event, CSF course alumni reconnected with course peers, shared updates on their work, and discussed solutions to the most pressing environmental challenges of our time with fellow alumni and other experts working at the intersection of conservation and development around the world.
Want to understand the economic drivers of environmental problems? How to value things in the natural environment? The essentials of fisheries and forestry economics? Step-by-step instructions on cost-benefit analysis? View our video lessons to learn more!
Interested in learning how you can use economic tools to adequately value ecosystem services? Our new virtual self-paced course provides you with the fundamentals of environmental valuation, including exposure to a range of valuation approaches and a chance to apply what you've learned through project design.
CSF offers tailored training in economics and finance tools to empower conservation organizations, decision-makers, and communities to find more sustainable development pathways. Explore fellowships and training opportunities in specific themes and regions on CSF's main website.
“This training is one of the greatest ideas in community-based conservation. It has empowered me as a key decision maker in a conservation organization to have a not just a voice, but a voice of reason. This is exactly what I needed, and now I have it, thanks to CSF.”
"It is our conviction that by raising economic literacy and building a better case for conservation, we can direct human behavior and decision making to support better outcomes for people and nature."
“I have picked up invaluable conservation finance and economics aspects that are going to be very useful for my day to day work. We are currently working towards establishing a sustainable financing mechanism for protected areas in Africa and how we create a case for conservation of these conserved and protected areas is going to be very critical as we talk to governments, potential funders and other key stakeholders. This course couldn't have come in at a better time for me."
“I can whole-heartedly say that this was a great experience. I think it's great that this is carried out online rather than on-site, because it allows more people to attend and reduces the carbon travel footprint."
"One of the best courses I've ever done and what I learned will stay with me for life.”
“I plan to apply the knowledge I acquired in this course directly in my conservation work, particularly in my interactions with policymakers, the private sector, and government entities. I am definitely better prepared to supervise or provide important feedback on my external consultants' studies on ecosystems services and biodiversity in general. As far as sharing, I will be using all platforms and avenues (e.g. as a board member of a National Conservation Trust Fund in Haiti, in training workshops with local organizations, communities, and government, in meetings, workshops and conferences).”
The course was an excellent refresher! For anyone considering it, it provides a great introduction to environmental economics, policy and conservation finance! I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to expand their knowledge in these subjects! Added bonus: The instructors are amazing and the learning materials and platform are top notch!"