CEO, The Nature Conservancy
Mark Tercek is CEO of The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organization. He is the co-author of the Washington Post and Publisher’s Weekly best-selling book Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature. Before joining The Nature Conservancy in 2008, Tercek was a partner and managing director of Goldman Sachs, where he worked for 24 years. Starting in 2005, he led the firm’s environmental strategy and its Environmental Markets Group. Inspired by the opportunity to help businesses, governments, and environmental organizations work together in new, innovative ways, Tercek left Goldman Sachs to head up The Nature Conservancy. He is a champion of the idea of natural capital.