Green Festival Speakers
Mark Tercek is president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, the global conservation organization known for its intense focus on collaboration and getting things done for the benefit of people and nature. A former managing director for Goldman Sachs, where he spent 25 years, Mark brings deep business experience to his role leading the Conservancy, which he joined in 2008. He is a champion of the idea of natural capital—valuing nature for its own sake as well as for the services it provides for people, such as clean air and water, productive soils and a stable climate. Mark is a member of several boards and councils, including Resources for the Future, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the Commission on Climate and Tropical Forests. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the New York State 2100 Commission. His book, Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature, will be published by Basic Books in April. Mark earned an M.B.A. from Harvard in 1984 and a B.A. from Williams College in 1979.