Michael Jenkins is Publisher of the Ecosystem Marketplace. He is the founding President of Forest Trends. Forest Trends, a Washington D.C.-based non-profit organization, was created in 1999 by leaders from conservation organizations, forest product firms, research groups, multilateral development banks, private investment funds, and foundations.
Deborah is the Director of Operations for Forest Trends and the Ecosystem Marketplace. Deborah’s role includes management of the grants administration process, and drafting and approving contracts and agreements that define consultant and partner organizational relationships. She supports the organizationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s donor outreach and fundraising efforts, and contributes to major grants management activities. Deborah most recently worked for the World Bank in the office of the Italian Executive Director. Prior to working at the Bank she managed stores for The Timberland Company and ran a commercial department for United Colors of Benetton in Washington, D.C. She speaks Portuguese and Italian fluently and Spanish and French proficiently. Deborah holds a BA in History from the University of SÃƒÂ£o Paulo in SÃƒÂ£o Paulo, Brazil.
Molly is Director of Forest TrendsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Ecosystem Marketplace, where she coordinates the publications, outreach, team and resources required to publish free environmental market intelligence for carbon, water and biodiversity interventions. She has led the development of numerous publications, including the State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets, State of the Forest Carbon Markets, and World BankÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s State and Trends of the Carbon Markets reports, from 2009-2014. Molly has presented Ecosystem Marketplace intelligence to audiences worldwide and convened and advised stakeholders ranging from multinational corporations to national governments to support the development of robust climate programs. Previously, she analyzed voluntary and compliance carbon markets in South Australia’s Department of Premier and Cabinet Climate Change office, and holds a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Nathaniel is Associate Director of Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace. He currently directs biodiversity and water activities and market-crosscutting projects, including the Ecosystem Services Matrix and MarketWatch, which help stakeholders understand the shape, relationship, and scope of ecosystem markets. Other projects include: annual Ã¢â‚¬Å“State ofÃ¢â‚¬Â reports, analytical briefs, WatershedConnect.org, Speciesbanking.com, and the book Conservation and Biodiversity Banking: A guide to setting up and running biodiversity credit trading systems. In addition to his work with the Ecosystem Marketplace, Nathaniel has consulted to several eco-asset investment groups. Before joining Forest Trends, Nathaniel worked with a private forestry and real estate company in Panama, channeling private investment to restore degraded lands. Nathaniel spent two years with Conservation International’s Rapid Assessment Program and Conservation Tools Program. He has experience conducting ecological research from the Rocky Mountains to Andes, and from the Northwest Hawaiian Islands to the Penobscot Bay. Nathaniel holds a Bachelor of Science from Tufts University and a Master’s in Forest Science from Yale University.
Steve Zwick is the Managing Editor of Ecosystem Marketplace. Before joining EM, he covered European business and security issues for Time Magazine, Fortune Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. He also hosted the current affairs program Newslink on Deutsche Welle Radio, and has twice been short-listed for the World Leadership Forum’s Business Journalist of the Year Award. In addition to editing EM, he currently blogs on Forbes.com.
Gloria is the Senior Associate in Ecosystem Marketplace’s Carbon Program where she reports and writes stories for Ecosystem Marketplace’s website and contributes to the State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets and State of the Forest Carbon Markets reports. Prior to joining the Ecosystem Marketplace team, Gloria was the Americas Editor of Environmental Finance and Carbon Finance magazines. Gloria graduated from Syracuse University with a dual degree in magazine journalism and political science.
Genevieve Bennett is a Senior Associate at Ecosystem Marketplace, contributing market tracking and analysis to both the water and biodiversity programs. She is the lead author of “Charting New Waters: State of Watershed Payments 2012,” a co-author of the “State of Biodiversity Markets 2011″ report, and has written on water and biodiversity finance for Ecosystem Marketplace as well as for Environmental Finance magazine and The Little Biodiversity Finance Book. Prior to joining Ecosystem Marketplace, she managed a demand assessment project for the Willamette Partnership in Oregon, modeling how risk and uncertainty affect demand for environmental credits in the Willamette marketplace. Genevieve has also held positions at the United Nations, the NYU School of Public Service, the Breakthrough Institute, and as a lecturer with the Clark Fork Watershed Education Program. She holds a MS in Environmental Regulations and Policy from the London School of Economics and a BA from New York University.
Ben has worked with Forest Trends since November 2000 as Webmaster and IT Associate, and also provides design and publishing support. He also serves as a web developer for a number of Forest Trends’ partners, including the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) and Ecoagriculture Partners. Ben graduated from Reed College in 2004 with a History degree.