Texan by Nature exists to advance conservation. We do this by bringing conservation and business together for the benefit of community health, economic prosperity, and Texas’ diverse natural resources – a positive Return on Conservation.
Texas is a special place – the world’s 10th largest economy, top leadership across multiple industries, 11 distinct ecoregions, 150+ conservation organizations, the list could go on and on. We believe that our long term prosperity and health are dependent upon the conservation of our natural resources and that by bridging the gap between conservation and business creates an opportunity to drive a new model of Texan-led conservation that sets an example for the world.
Since 2018, Texan by Nature has hosted leadership roundtables that bring business leaders together in each major Texas city to share their thoughts on conservation and its role in their overall mission. Thoughts, successes, dilemmas, and more are shared around the table. Consistently, we hear that leaders would like to know more about the work being done across Texas, learn the best practices for their industries, and be recognized for their innovation, collaboration, and efforts in conservation.
Based on the feedback and requests from our roundtables and business partners, an idea was born and launched in 2019: The Texan by Nature 20. The TxN 20 is an effort to recognize the best work in conservation coming from businesses operating and based in Texas. It’s an opportunity to showcase innovation, commitment, and best practices from a variety of industries and we are excited to bring you the Texan by Nature 20 for the third year – a listing of the top companies across 12 industries. We’re excited to partner with businesses across the state to celebrate this work.
To be considered for the official 2021 TxN 20 list, companies must:
- Have operations and employees based in Texas;
- Share a demonstrated commitment to conservation & sustainability;
- Showcase tangible efforts, impact, and data in conservation;
- NOT be a conservation based nonprofit (501c3).
TxN 20 FEATURED INDUSTRY SECTORS
- ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, & DEVELOPMENT
- CONSTRUCTION & MANUFACTURING
- FINANCIAL SERVICES
- FOOD, BEVERAGE, & GROCERY
- HOSPITALITY & ENTERTAINMENT
- MUNICIPAL SERVICES
ABOUT TEXAN BY NATURE
Texan by Nature (TxN) partners deeply with conservation groups and business, acting as an accelerator for conservation groups and a strategic partner for business. TxN’s projects and programs (TxN Conservation Wrangler, TxN Certification, Symposia Series, and TxN 20) have impacted 7 million plus people, 19.5 million acres, and all of Texas’ 254 counties over the last two years. Get involved and learn more at www.texanbynature.org.
“The people and the land are what make Texas great. When they are working in harmony, everyone benefits.”
—Mrs. Laura Bush,
Founder of Texan by Nature;
Former First Lady of the United States