Josh Goldstein is a Senior Scientist for Strategy Development in the Chief Conservation Office. In this role, he develops frameworks, methods and tools to support conservation teams in developing and adaptively managing impactful and equitable strategies for nature and people.
For more than 20 years, Josh has worked on projects around the world to mainstream incorporation of nature’s benefits to people in policy, planning and business contexts. From 2017 to 2022, Josh served as the director of the Bridge Collaborative, a global partnership building evidence, methods and leadership to develop solutions across the environmental, health and development communities. His research has encompassed topics including developing and applying new approaches for ecosystem services mapping and valuation, designing payments for ecosystem services and quantifying conservation return-on-investment.
Prior to joining TNC, Josh was an assistant professor of ecological economics in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. He received his Ph.D. in environment and resources from Stanford University in 2007.