Senior Associate, Conservation Inventices & Markets
Todd Gartner is a Senior Associate for the World Resources Institute’s People and Ecosystems Program. He focuses on developing new ways to finance conservation though the use of conservation incentives and market-based strategies, such as biodiversity offsets, payments for watershed services, and carbon markets. Todd works with a broad range of stakeholders including landowners, regulators, Fortune 500 companies, and local partners to achieve conservation objectives both domestically and abroad. Gartner earned his Master of Forestry degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a B.S. in finance from University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business. Gartner’s previous work included developing and running the Conservation Incentives program at the American Forest Foundation, field forestry work in New England, fire ecology and eco-tourism research in Botswana and India, business consulting for the USDA Forest Service and several years as a corporate financial consultant. He is also a Doris Duke Conservation Fellow, Switzer Environmental Fellow, Environmental Leadership Program Fellow. Todd is a 2007 graduate of PERC’s Enviropreneur Institute.