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Jon Melberg

CSF Board Chair, Westbeck Capital Management, California, USA

Jon currently works in equity research for London-based fund manager Westbeck Capital Management. Previously, Jon spent ten years as a Managing Director at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., a leading energy investment and merchant bank, where between 2010 and 2014 he was based in London as head of TPH’s international securities business. In addition to his management experience, Jon held roles in institutional sales, capital markets, and research. His energy finance career began in 1994 at Petrie, Parkman & Co., a boutique investment bank based in Denver, Colorado.

Jon’s had a lifelong passion for wildlife and wild places, and he and his family are proud to support several conservation-focused organizations. His spare time is generally spent trail running, skiing, and studying economic history. He has a B.A. in Economics from Colorado College and lives in Marin County, CA with his wife, Laura, and two children.

Larry Band

Independent Consultant, New York, New York

Larry Band is an independent consultant to non-profit organizations on finance and market-related issues in environmental policy, and to impact investors, assisting with identification, diligence, structuring and monitoring of investments. His work has focused on fishery, agriculture and land use issues as well as clean energy and energy efficiency deployment. In addition to his consulting work, Larry serves as senior advisor and board member of the California Fisheries Fund, a revolving loan fund that invests in the fishing industry on the West Coast.

Previously, Larry worked for 20 years at Lehman Brothers as an investment banker advising corporations on a wide variety of strategic and financing transactions. Larry graduated from Stanford University with a B.S in Biology and a B.A. in Political Science, and from Harvard Graduate School of Business with an M.B.A.

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Jennifer Morris

President, Conservation International, Washington, DC

As Chief Operating Officer for Conservation International, Jennifer Morris provides strategic leadership and is responsible for the alignment of the organization’s program and operational functions. Jennifer also leads CI’s Ecosystem Finance Division in investing in strategic projects, which support CI’s mission of sustainable development. With over 18 years experience in international conservation and economic development, Jennifer has created and implemented cutting-edge initiatives working with diverse partnerships-- from indigenous communities to multinational corporations-- to achieve CI’s mission of sustainable development.

Jennifer has lived and worked in Asia, Africa and Latin America and has served on the board of several organizations including the SEED Initiative, the Conservation Finance Alliance and the Natural Capital Coalition. Prior to joining CI in 1997, Jennifer worked in micro-finance at Women’s World Banking in New York. She is a frequent presenter at international conferences, corporate events and universities on issues related to conservation finance, corporate engagement and impact investing.

Jennifer holds a Masters in International Economic Development from Columbia University and currently lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and daughter.

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John Reid

Fundador e Fellow em Políticas de Conservação, Sebastopol, Califórnia

John trabalha em conservação desde 1991, promovendo o uso da economia para abordar desafios de conservação. Ele desenvolve análises sobre vários temas com alta relevância para a conservação de ecossistemas. Estes incluem infraestrutura de energia e de transporte, exploração madeireira, unidades de conservação e e incentivos para conservação de terras. John fundou o Conservação Estratégica (Conservation Strategy Fund – CSF) em 1998, depois de ocupar cargos no Resources for the Future, Conservation International and Pacific Forest Trust. Projetou o CSF como uma organização independente, oferecendo treinamento e assessoria técnica, com o objetivo de difundir técnicas econômicas entre profissionais de conservação. A organização evoluiu para uma equipe internacional composta de 25 pessoas, 12 instrutores universitários e um conjunto de mais de 3000 egressos de cursos. O trabalho de John apareceu em várias publicações da CSF, além de Scientific American, Conservation Biology, Environment, Journal of Political Economy, Megadiversidade e Ambio e outros. Fala português e espanhol. fez mestrado em Políticas Públicas na Universidade de Harvard.