Mary Kay Inc. Expands Partnership with The Nature Conservancy to Protect Waterways Across the Globe
Last year, Mary Kay Inc., an international leader in corporate and social responsibility, announced the company had partnered with The Nature Conservancy to protect Texas fisheries and the Gulf of Mexico. Today, Mary Kay is proud to announce they’ve expanded that partnership with The Nature Conservancy to impact waterways—and native species—the world over.
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200716005038/en/
Palau, Philippines, photo credit Jonne Roriz
“All life on Earth began in and depends on our oceans,” said Deborah Gibbins, Chief Operating Officer at Mary Kay. “Water is the most valuable resource on our planet, and it’s essential that we do our part to protect it. When we began scaling our partnership with The Nature Conservancy last year, we focused on the waterways surrounding our home state of Texas. But we’re a global company, and we knew the need for support stretched far beyond the Gulf of Mexico. We’re thrilled to advance ecosystems and biodiversity conservation globally.”
Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization, working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy’s practices are rooted in science and are driven by pragmatic solutions to the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale.
The conservation programs are as vast and diverse as the ocean life they’re designed to protect. Beyond the Texas fisheries program, Mary Kay will also support The Nature Conservancy through the following programs:
- Australia: In Northern Australia, Mary Kay will partner with indigenous communities to increase women’s role in conservation, including refining community-based healthy spatial development, working with government and non-government partners to scale up the adoption of conservation tools, and establishing a women’s camp at Fish River Station, a 445,000-acre property in the Northern Territory.
- New Zealand: In New Zealand, Mary Kay and The Nature Conservancy will engage with indigenous people in sustainable aquaculture, including supporting the implementation of restorative activities in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf to restore wild shellfish populations and launching a challenge fund to encourage greater philanthropic support for restoration of wildlife.
- Mexico: In Mexico, Mary Kay and The Nature Conservancy will partner on the Monterrey Water Fund, which will enhance watersheds and support women in the area. These improvements include irrigation systems, a substrate study, and the diversification of plant production.
- China: In China, Mary Kay and The Nature Conservancy will work to protect rural headwaters to secure clean drinking water for millions of people across the country. By 2021, the team will demonstrate five headwater production projects in Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangdong, and one other province.
- General Ocean: The partnership will also mitigate plastic pollution in Indo-Pacific tuna fisheries. Together, they will work with leading plastic researchers to identify the fisheries that are the biggest contributors to ocean pollution so high-impact pilot programs and be put in place to mitigate pollution and clean up our seas.
- Solomon Islands: In the Solomon Islands, the partnership will protect turtles through female-led ecotourism of the South Pacific Ocean. Mary Kay’s contribution will help create a viable, locally-run ecotourism venture in the Arnavon Islands that strengthens turtle conservation and provides equitable, sustainable financial returns to communities that are best positioned to protect endangered species.
- Colombia: Through the Bogota Water Fund, the partnership will improve water security for millions of people in Colombia.
- Canada: In Canada, Mary Kay and The Nature Conservancy will strengthen indigenous stewards by supporting current and future community leaders in traditional territories. This is an investment in a healthy future for these communities, their lands and waters for future generations.
- Europe: In the UK and Germany, the partnership will work to protect biodiversity and marine resources as they introduce the native European oyster. In Spain, the partnership will work to create a water fund—the country currently faces some of the worst challenges in terms of water scarcity and water quality.
“We need healthy, diverse oceans for fishing, working and playing,” said Lily Verdone, Director of Freshwater and Marine at The Nature Conservancy. “But protecting oceans is about more than just protecting our planet: oceans add $1.5 trillion to the global economy each year. Mary Kay has long worked to impact change that will sustain the earth for generations to come, so they are a natural—and welcome—partner for The Nature Conservancy. We’d already seen such impactful change in Texas, and we’re thrilled to see what their contributions will help us accomplish in communities across the world.”
Mary Kay also sponsored EarthxOcean conference, a livestreaming event that brought experts, researchers and conservations together in a livestream to discuss topics such as the High Seas Initiative, coral reef restoration, ocean plastic solutions and sustainable fisheries.
About Mary Kay
One of the original glass ceiling breakers, Mary Kay Ash founded her beauty company more than 55 years ago with three goals: offer rewarding opportunities for women, manufacture irresistible products and make the world a better place. That dream has blossomed into a multibillion-dollar company with millions of independent sales force members in nearly 40 countries. Mary Kay is dedicated to researching the science behind beauty and to manufacturing cutting-edge skin care, color cosmetics and nutritional supplements. Through the Mary Kay FoundationSM, the company has awarded more than $78 million to cancer research and domestic violence shelters. Mary Kay Ash’s original vision continues to shine—one lipstick at a time.
About The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 79 countries and territories, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.
Mary Kay Inc. Corporate Communications
972.687.5332 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Business Wire
For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
Northleaf Appoints Shane Feeney to Lead and Expand Its Well-established Global Secondaries Business22.6.2021 21:00:00 EEST | Press release
Northleaf Capital Partners (Northleaf) today announced that Shane Feeney has joined the firm as Global Head of Secondaries, based in Toronto. In this role, Feeney will oversee all aspects of Northleaf’s secondaries program, building on the firm’s highly successful 18-year track record in global secondary investing and enhancing existing team capabilities as the secondaries market continues to expand rapidly. Feeney most recently served as Senior Managing Director & Global Head of Private Equity at CPP Investments, one of the world’s largest institutional investors with $497.2 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2021. In this role, Feeney led the teams responsible for CPP Investments’ direct private equity, Asia private equity, private equity funds and secondaries investments. Under Feeney’s leadership, CPP Investments’ private equity program assets under management grew by approximately $73.6 billion. In fiscal 2021, CPP Investments’ private equity program generated a ne
SES Successfully Prices EUR 150 Million Tap of 2026 Eurobond22.6.2021 19:46:00 EEST | Press release
SES S.A. announced today the successful launch and pricing of a tap of its 1.625% Notes due 22 March 2026 in which it has agreed to sell incremental senior unsecured fixed rate notes for a total amount of EUR 150 million. The new notes were priced at 106.665% of their nominal value representing a credit spread of 47bps and a yield-to-maturity of 0.207%. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210622005953/en/ SES Successfully Prices EUR 150 Million Tap of 2026 Eurobond (Photo: Business Wire) SES is rated Baa2 by Moody’s (with negative outlook) and BBB- by Standard & Poor’s (with stable outlook). Proceeds of the issuance will be used for general corporate purposes. BBVA, Deutsche Bank and IMI Intesa Sanpaolo acted as Joint Bookrunners. The settlement is scheduled for 29 June 2021 and application has been made for the notes to be listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. The securities were placed with a broad range of i
Safic-Alcan Extends Its Distribution Agreement With PMC Organometallix to the African Continent22.6.2021 19:35:00 EEST | Press release
Safic-Alcan, a global specialty chemicals distributor, is pleased to announce the extension of its distribution agreement with PMC Organometallix Inc. to the African continent. PMC Organometallix, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PMC Group, N.A., Inc. has expanded its distribution agreement with Safic-Alcan to include the African continent. Effective immediately, Safic-Alcan will serve as an authorized distributor of PMC Organometallix’s FASCAT® catalysts and fine chemicals. FASCAT® catalysts are inorganic and organometallic tin compounds providing optimal conversion and curing characteristics - making these organometallic materials essential in a wide variety of applications. FASCAT® catalysts are used in the manufacture of synthetic lubricants, monomeric and polymeric ester synthesis, automotive e-coat, crosslinking of siloxanes, urethanes and chemical intermediates. “Building on our successful partnership with Safic-Alcan in continental Europe, we are pleased to extend our collabo
In Celebration of World Rainforest Day, 33 Qualified Teams and 9 Judges Announced in $10M XPRIZE Competition to Improve Understandings and Preservation of the Planet’s Rainforests22.6.2021 19:24:00 EEST | Press release
XPRIZE, the global leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, officially announced today the teams moving forward in the $10M XPRIZE Rainforest aimed at improving our understanding of the rainforest ecosystem. Sponsored by Alana Foundation, the five-year XPRIZE Rainforest is a call-to-action to help save rainforests through the development of transformative, scalable, and affordable technology to autonomously survey and monitor biodiversity in real-time, leading to insights that communicate the health, well-being, and value of standing tropical rainforests. XPRIZE Rainforest is co-developing an inclusive framework throughout all stages of the competition that ensures competing teams co-design and co-create solutions with Indigenous Peoples and local communities as key stakeholders and not just beneficiaries. These 33 teams will now leverage existing and emerging technologies, such as robotics, remote sensing, data analysis, artificial
BourseInside, The New Media Platform That Finds Attractive Investments for Curious Investors22.6.2021 18:08:00 EEST | Press release
On the stock market, small caps continue to outperform. Since 1926, they have posted a performance of 12.1% per year, in contrast to 9.7% for large caps. And yet these so-called "small stocks" have been largely ignored by the stock market. They are rarely covered by analysts, shunned by the mainstream stock-market press and neglected by funds. Nevertheless, they are of great interest to investors, in particular those who have recently taken to investing in the stock market in order to grow their savings (16% increase in investors in 2020). For half of these newcomers, investing in the stock market gives them the opportunity to support the French economy by supporting the growth of our future champions and to channel their savings into a more sustainable and fairer model. In order to further strengthen this link between the French people and the development of our national companies, we decided to create BourseInside, the first web/TV/newsletter media platform, fully dedicated to listed
DARZALEX®▼ (daratumumab) Subcutaneous (SC) Formulation Becomes the First Approved Treatment for Newly Diagnosed Systemic Light Chain Amyloidosis in Europe and Gains an Additional Approval in Pre-Treated Multiple Myeloma22.6.2021 17:31:00 EEST | Press release
The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorisation for the expanded use of DARZALEX®▼ (daratumumab) subcutaneous (SC) formulation in two new indications. The first authorisation of these new indications is for the use of daratumumab SC in combination with bortezomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone (D-VCd) for the treatment of adults with newly diagnosed systemic light chain (AL) amyloidosis. This approval makes this daratumumab-based regimen the first approved therapy for AL amyloidosis in Europe. The second authorisation is for the use of daratumumab SC in combination with pomalidomide and dexamethasone (D-Pd) for the treatment of adults with multiple myeloma (MM) who have received one prior therapy containing a proteasome inhibitor and lenalidomide and were lenalidomide refractory, or who have received at least two prior therapies that included lenalidomide and a proteasome inhibitor, and have
PPG Introduces Digital Color-Matching Device for Commercial Vehicles22.6.2021 16:02:00 EEST | Press release
PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced the introduction of its ColorReader portable digital device, which will enable customers in the commercial vehicle sector to quickly and precisely match colors to the PPG DELFLEET ONE® color palette and international standard colors. ColorReader is a BLUETOOTH®-connected device that works with a dedicated app. Available for iOS and Android tablets and smartphones, the device provides a highly accurate color match in just a few seconds. “All users have to do is download the ColorReader app, connect with their smartphone or tablet, and place ColorReader on the painted surface to scan,” said Jo Thompson, PPG color marketing manager, automotive refinish, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “ColorReader also offers a smart solution when a smartphone or tablet is not available by instantly displaying the three closest matching colors on its built-in display after scanning.” PPG recently launched ColorReader in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and has received a
In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.Visit our pressroom