Mark Wishnie


Director, Global Forestry & Wood Products
The Nature Conservancy


Mark Wishnie directs TNC’s Global Forestry & Wood Products team, where he manages a portfolio of initiatives aimed at delivering on the climate mitigation potential of forests and the forest economy. Mark joined TNC from the BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group, where he led portfolio management, research and analytics for the firm’s c. $3 billion global timberland portfolio.

Prior to his work with BTGP, Mark co-founded and served as Managing Director of Equator, LLC, a timberland and environmental commodity investment management firm, co-founded and directed the Native Species Reforestation Project (PRORENA), a joint research program of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Yale University, and served as Program Director of the Yale Tropical Resources Institute. Mark has also consulted to governments, universities, and Fortune 500 companies on forest finance, management and restoration.

Mark holds a BS in Forest Management from the University of Washington and a Master of Forest Science from Yale University.

Breakout Presentation Topic:
Building a Climate-Stable Future: How engineered wood products can address climate change