Mark R. Tercek

Mark Tercek is president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, 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 Publishers Weekly bestselling book Nature's Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature.

A former managing director and Partner for Goldman Sachs, where he spent 24 years, Tercek brings deep business experience to his role leading the Conservancy, which he joined 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.  

During his time at Goldman Sachs, Tercek 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, Tercek was tapped to develop the firm’s environmental strategy and to lead 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 in 2008 to head up The Nature Conservancy.

In 2012, Tercek 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. Tercek is also a member of several boards and councils, including Resources for the Future and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Tercek earned an M.B.A. from Harvard in 1984 and a B.A. from Williams College in 1979.

Mark Tercek at Yale New Directions in Environmental Law Conference

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 4:15pm EST
Yale Law School
127 Wall St.
New Haven, CT 06511
United States

Mark Tercek, author of Nature's Fortune, will be speaking at the Yale New Directions in Environmental Law Conference 2016. 

Mark Tercek, author of Nature's Fortune, will be speaking at the Yale New Directions in Environmental Law Conference 2016. 

Registration for the conference is free for all members of the Yale community and for all residents of the Greater New Haven area, $15 for all students coming from outside of New Haven, and $30 for all other attendees. If you would like to attend the conference but are not be able to pay the registration fee, please e-mail the student organizers of the conference at YaleEnvLawConference@yale.edu.