The Nature Conservancy Hosts “Investing in Nature: Conservation and the Bottom Line,” part of the Future of Nature 2014 Boston Speaker Series

Hear from two expert panelists on the relationship—and emerging opportunities—of conservation and investment.

BOSTON, Mass. | May 08, 2014

How can environmentally sound investment provide competitive economic and ecological return for businesses and for society? Can market-based solutions create a stronger economy and a healthier environment? Who is investing in nature and why?

On May 12, join Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature Conservancy, and Howard Stevenson, of Harvard Business School, for an in-depth exploration of the opportunities and challenges at intersection of investment and nature.

Investing in Nature: Conservation and the Bottom Line,” is the second event in the Future of Nature 2014 Boston Speaker Series.

Tickets can be purchased at

Date and time: Monday, May 12, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. (Reception starts at 5:30 p.m.; discussion at 6:30 p.m.)

Location: Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, Wimberly Theatre, 527 Tremont Street, Boston

The panelists:

  • Mark Tercek is president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of the Washington Post and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling book “Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature,” which explores why responsible stewardship of nature is of the utmost importance to businesses, governments and societies. A champion of the idea of natural capital, Tercek spent 25 years at Goldman Sachs before joining the Conservancy in 2008.
  • Howard H. Stevenson is Sarofim-Rock Baker Foundation Professor emeritus and former senior associate dean of Harvard Business School. A former vice provost of Harvard University, Stevenson also has served on numerous nonprofit boards including that of The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts. He was the founder and first president of the Baupost Group, Inc., which manages partnerships investing in liquid securities for wealthy families, and is co-chair of the Advisory Board of Baupost LLC, a $26 billion registered investment company.

The Future of Nature 2014 Boston Speaker Series is made possible by the generosity of Marilyn and Jay Sarles, Tom Jones and Betty Mobbs, David and Susan Leathers, and Eaglemere Foundation.

“Investing in Nature” will be followed on June 9 by “Weathering the Storm: Boston’s Future Climate,” a discussion of how Boston can prepare for the impacts of a changing climate, the third and final event in the Future of Nature 2014 Speaker Series.

All events are the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. Each event includes a pre-discussion reception with refreshments and conversation.

Tickets are $25 per event. A series pass for the two remaining events is $40.

Individual event tickets and series passes can be purchased online via

You can also join the conversation by tweeting your hopes and concerns, using the hashtag #futureofnature. What does the future of nature look like? Follow what your neighbors have to say at @Nature_NE.

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the web at To learn about the Conservancy’s global initiatives, visit To keep up with current Conservancy news, follow @nature_press on Twitter.

Contact information

James Miller
Senior Media Relations Manager
The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts
617-532-8339 (desk)
857-600-6603 (cell)


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