Michael Jenkins

Founder, President, and CEO, Forest Trends

Michael Jenkins is the founding president and CEO of Forest Trends, a nonprofit organization conserving forests and other ecosystems through the creation and adoption of environmental finance, markets, and other payment and incentive mechanisms. In 1998, he served as a senior forestry advisor to the World Bank. From 1989 to 1999, he worked for the Global Security and Sustainability Program of the MacArthur Foundation. Previous experience also includes agroforestry with USAID in Haiti and working in agriculture and forestry projects in Paraguay with the Peace Corps. In 2015, Jenkins received the Social Entrepreneur Award from the Schwab Foundation and the Award for Creative and Effective Institutions from the MacArthur Foundation.

Videos/Audio of Michael Jenkins

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