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The Nature Conservancy Appoints Fred Hu to its Global Board of Directors


The Nature Conservancy (TNC) recently announced the appointments of Dr. Fred Hu, founder, Chairman and CEO of Primavera Capital Group, and Sérgio Rial, Chairman of Santander Brazil, to its global Board of Directors.

“I am excited to welcome these distinguished leaders to our global Board of Directors,” said CEO of TNC Jennifer Morris. “Both Fred and Sérgio have been strategic advisors to The Nature Conservancy for many years through their respective roles on the Asia Pacific Council and Latin America Conservation Council. We are thrilled to now draw on their expertise at the global level, and TNC’s leadership team and I look forward to working with them to accelerate our conservation outcomes.”

“I am very pleased to announce the appointment of these global leaders to our Board of Directors. Their expertise in finance and economics, combined with their passion for The Nature Conservancy’s mission, will significantly contribute to our efforts to tackle the twin challenges of the climate crisis and biodiversity loss”, said Board Chair Frances Ulmer.

Over the past three decades, Dr. Hu has been actively supporting environmental protection causes. He believes that the greatest opportunity of our time lies in technologies and applications that can effectively address climate change challenges. With a long-term focus on ESG investments, Primavera Capital is actively taking on its social responsibilities and supporting global sustainable development.

Primavera Capital has invested in leading companies in the field of sustainable development, including Envision, Xpeng, COSMX, Prologium, Hello Inc., NIO and Starfield. In the future, Primavera Capital will continue to support outstanding companies in the area of carbon neutrality and promote the developments of new energy, new technology and new industries.

Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy is the world’s largest international conservation organization and one of the largest international nonprofit conservation organizations, which is dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends, preserving the natural environment and enhancing human well-being.

Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the U.S., The Nature Conservancy has assets of more than $3.7billion, annual financing of nearly $500 million. It operates programs in 69 countries and territories around the world, with over one million members, more than 700 scientists and nearly 4,000 employees. Its mission is to achieve conservation of the animals, plants and natural communities that represent the Earth’s biodiversity by protecting the lands and waters on which all life depends.