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Josh Goldstein

Director, Bridge Collaborative

Fort Collins, Colorado

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AREA OF EXPERTISE

Ecosystem Services, Ecological Economics, Conservation Finance, Private Lands Conservation

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Biography

Josh Goldstein is the Director of the Bridge Collaborative, a global change agent driving a fundamental shift in how we think, plan, fund and work across the environment, health, and development communities. In this role, he engages leaders, practitioners, and researchers across sectors to achieve evidence-based, lasting outcomes for people and the world we share.

For over 15 years, Josh has worked on projects around the world to mainstream incorporation of nature’s benefits to people in policy, planning, and business contexts. Josh is based in Global Science, where he serves as an economist and ecosystem services scientist. 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 the Conservancy, Josh was an assistant professor of ecological economics in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. In this position, he was the founding academic director of the Conservation Leadership master’s program.

Josh received his B.A. in Biology from Williams College and his Ph.D. in Environment and Resources from Stanford University. He was a post-doctoral researcher with the Natural Capital Project applying ecosystem services mapping techniques and advancing incentive-based approaches for conservation in Hawaii.

Josh Goldstein is the Director of the Bridge Collaborative, a global change agent driving a fundamental shift in how we think, plan, fund and work across the environment, health, and development communities. In this role, he engages leaders, practitioners, and researchers across sectors to achieve evidence-based, lasting outcomes for people and the world we share.

For over 15 years, Josh has worked on projects around the world to mainstream incorporation of nature’s benefits to people in policy, planning, and business contexts. Josh is based in Global Science, where he serves as an economist and ecosystem services scientist. 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 the Conservancy, Josh was an assistant professor 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.

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