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Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water

Mark Tercek

Mark Tercek is president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the global conservation organization known for its intense focus on collaboration and getting things done for the benefit of people and nature. 

He is the author of the Washington Post and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling book Nature’s Fortune:  How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature.   Previously he was managing director and Partner for Goldman Sachs, where he spent 24 years and joined TNC in 2008. He is a champion of the idea of natural capital — valuing nature for its own sake as well as for the services it provides for people, such as clean air and water, productive soils and a stable climate.   Mark’s leadership of TNC has been profiled in The New Yorker, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal and The Atlantic.  During his time at Goldman Sachs, Mark managed several of the firm’s key units, including Corporate Finance, Equity Capital Markets and Pine Street, the firm’s leadership development program.  In 2005, after two decades as an investment banker, Mark was tapped to develop the firm’s environmental strategy and to lead its Environmental Markets Group. 

In 2012, Mark was appointed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve on the New York State 2100 Commission, which was created in the wake of Superstorm Sandy to advise the governor and the state on how to make the state’s infrastructure more resilient to future storms.

Mark earned an M.B.A. from Harvard in 1984 and a B.A. from Williams College in 1979.

RENEW Distinguished Lecture Title: Industry Re-Imagined: How Can We Move to a Regenerative Society?

Three visionaries - Ford Motor Company's Bill Ford, Delaware North's Jeremy Jacobs Jr. and The Nature Conservancy's Mark Tercek share their thoughts on leadership, megatrends and sustainability as part of the "RENEW Distinguished Lecture Series."

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Katharine Cornell Theater

This is an invitation only event.