Protecting the Environment

Working towards a sustainable future

RBC's ambition is to work with partners to leverage technology and innovation capabilities to solve pressing environmental challenges.

Our Partnership Highlights

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Swim Drink Fish

Swim Drink Fish, a national organization committed to empowering people to know and safeguard their waters, is utilizing RBC’s support to enhance their online Swim Guide and Great Lakes Guide. The guides provide valuable information on water quality based on the organization’s water testing program.

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Nature Conservancy of Canada

Nature Conservancy of Canada, with the assistance of RBC funding, is developing the technology infrastructure and processes to enhance its work as a leading Canadian land conservation organization in protecting the natural areas that sustain Canada’s plants and wildlife.


ZSL (Zoological Society London)

Our three year environmental charity partnership with the ZSL works to ensure the River Thames remains a biodiversity-rich ecosystem that provides for people and wildlife.

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Thames21 Water Futures

RBC’s project with Thames21 creates an innovative new education programme called Water Futures to help secondary school pupils connect with their local waterway and understand complex water management issues in London.

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Our two year partnership with Earthwatch will work towards safeguarding the quality and supply of fresh water in Dublin, Luxembourg and Paris.

The partnership will enable Earthwatch to expand its FreshWater Watch program which supports communities to help safeguard the quality and supply of fresh water, using simple but robust citizen science techniques.

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Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

Partnering with the RBC Tech for Nature program, the WWA team will explore creative visuals to help communicate the results of its studies in an effective way to policy makers and the public, and to bring about further change. The project is led by Dr Friederike Otto, co-lead of WWA and acting director of the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford.


Reef Check Malaysia (RCM)

Since 2015, RBC Malaysia has partnered with RCM to support the protection of the marine life of Tioman Island.

Forty RBC I&TS divers return to Tioman Island to work with RCM to restore and revive the fragile coral reef ecosystems and clean the shoreline each year.


As a core pillar of our Climate Blueprint, RBC #TechForNature is supporting more than 120 partner organizations around the world, utilizing innovative technologies to protect the world’s natural ecosystem. Learn more at