Professional Services Directory

In order to help CFA members find each other for consulting projects, we are introducing a new Professional Services Directory. Members who work as consultants can list themselves and the types of services they provide, and members who are looking for consultants will have an easy way to find who has a particularly specialty. Each member listed below has included information on their service as well as contact information.

If you want to be listed in the Professional Services Directory, please complete this form. In the interest of space, each entry will be relatively short, but can link to a webpage, LinkedIn profile, or other online presence where you can provide more information. 


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Alec Appelbaum

alec@allbeforeus.com

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www.AllBeforeUs.com

Firm: AllBeforeUs, LLC

Phone: +1 (917) 353-3717

Services Offered: I write case studies, proposals, book chapters, speeches and journalism. I also design and teach courses on negotiation, problem-solving and writing with climate change as a frame.

Client References:

  • GreenBiz.com
  • CityLab
  • Urban Land Institute

Languages Spoken: English, Español

 
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Hari Balasubramanian

hari@ecoadvisors.org

Keywords: Strategic Planning, Business/Sustainability Planning, Sustainable Financing Mechanisms, Biodiversity Offsets, Impact investing

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www.ecoadvisors.org

Firm: EcoAdvisors

Phone: +1 902-817-8470

Services Offered: Founded in 2012, EcoAdvisors provides consulting services to clients seeking to be at the cutting edge of sustainability – appropriately caring for the planet and its people. Key areas of work include guiding projects and portfolios for long-term success, leveraging non-traditional resources for conservation through innovative economic models, building non-traditional partnerships to address complex problems, and helping to structure financial mechanisms for long-term sustainability. A network of 12 senior professionals with international experience in over 65 countries, our expertise covers technical, management, finance, and legal aspects for long-term conservation success. Our extensive network allows us to partner with in-country collaborators to broaden expertise and capitalize on local knowledge and networks. To date EcoAdvisors has helped/are helping direct over 500M USD to sustainable conservation financing – through conservation trust funds, water funds, biodiversity offsets, payments for ecosystem services, REDD+ and impact investing. Our goal is to help create a world where economic, social, and environmental sustainability can co-exist and thrive.

Client References:

  • Conservation International
  • BHP Billiton Foundation
  • Walton Family Foundation

Languages Spoken: English, Français, Español

 
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Camille Bann

camille.bann@envecconsulting.com

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Firm: Independent consultant

Services Offered: Sustainable financing mechanisms, ecosystem services valuation, policy and strategy development

Client References:

  • UNDP
  • World Bank
  • Asian Development Bank

Languages Spoken: English

 
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James R. (JIM) Barborak

barborak@aol.com

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http://conservation.warnercnr.colostate.edu/

Firm: Colorado State University Center for Protected Area Management

Phone: 970-631-0228

Services Offered: Short courses on conservation finance; analysis of opportunities for concessions and other public-private partnerships; master planning and public use planning for protected areas; specialized training in all aspects of public use and tourism in protected areas.

Client References:

  • WWF Education for Nature Program
  • UNDP
  • US National Park Service
  • US Forest Service International Programs

Languages Spoken: English, Portuguese, Español

 
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www.aligningvisions.com

Firm: Aligning Visions

Phone: 530 214 0565

Services Offered: I provide facilitation, planning, participatory program assessments, and training to build the organizational capacity and effectiveness of conservation organizations around the world. I have worked extensively with RedLAC members on program design, evaluations, strategic planning, and provide training programs for CAFE and RedLAC members.

Client References:

  • Lorenzo Rosenzweig - Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación de la Naturaleza
  • Zdenka Piskulich - Asociación Costa Rica por Siempre
  • Roberto Troya - World Wildlife Fund

Languages Spoken: English, Portuguese, Español

 
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http://www.ecosystemmarketplace.com

Firm: Forest Trends

Phone: 202-298-3007

Services Offered: Market data & analysis on environmental markets and finance.

Client References:

  • National Network on Water Quality Trading
  • United States Forest Service
  • Forest Stewardship Council

Languages Spoken: English

 
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www.baastel.com

Firm: Le Groupe-conseil baastel

Services Offered: Le Groupe-conseil baastel (Baastel), a firm dedicated to research and consulting, has a mission to provide the knowledge, tools and skills necessary for decision-makers, managers and local stakeholders to make enlightened decisions and take the leadership in the implementation of their vision and priorities for sustainable development. By helping to strengthen the impact of policy, programming and development projects around the world, Baastel has acquired a reputation as a leader in the fields of monitoring, evaluation, results-based management, and projects and programs implementation.

Client References:

  • The World Bank
  • UNDP
  • FAO

Languages Spoken: English, Français, Español

 
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Danièle Perrot-Maitre

Daniele.Perrot-Maitre@gmail.com

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/danièle-perrot-maître-75b65a4/

Phone: +33 (0) 4 50 58 17 78

Services Offered: Environmental and resource economist, specialised in Ecosystem Services.

Client References:

  • UNDP
  • FFEM
  • WWF
  • IUCN

Languages Spoken: English, Français, Español

 
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Andy Drumm

andy@drummconsulting.net

Keywords: Ecotourism, Protected Area Management, Sustainable Financing Mechanisms, Environmental Safeguards

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www.linkedin.com/andydrumm

Firm: Drumm Consulting

Phone: +1 703 516 9724

Services Offered: Consulting on sustainable tourism, protected areas management planning, biodiversity, financial sustainability, environmental safeguards, ecotourism

Client References:

  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • UNDP

Languages Spoken: English, Français, Español

 
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Pablo Fernandez

pablo.fernandez@climate-link.com

Keywords: Impact investing, Carbon sales / REDD / REDD+, Sustainable Financing Mechanisms, Investment Management

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www.climate-link.com

Firm: Climate Link

Phone: +41789658584

Services Offered:

  • Offset project development (new methodologies, project cycle activities, portfolio management)
  • Identification and assessment of Climate Projects and Programs
  • Carbon and climate corporate strategies (design and implementation of climate strategies, CDP, GRI related services)
  • Regulatory and Market overview for mitigation and adaptation areasProject sourcing and financial assessment for investors
  • Project Structuring and Project Finance for developers
  • Financial planning and access to market
  • Risk analysis and risk

Client References:

  • Engie
  • ClimateCare
  • BV-Rio (Rio Green Exchange)
  • VCS (Voluntary Carbon Standard).

Languages Spoken: English, Español, Portuguese

 
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Ben Guillon

guillon@wra-ca.com

Keywords: Strategic Planning, Sustainable Financing Mechanisms, Nature-based (conservation) businesses, Mitigation banking, Impact investing

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/benguillon/

Firm: WRA Environmental Consultants

Phone: +1 (202) 680 8731

Services Offered: Conservation finance, nature based businesses, ecosystem markets, ecotourism.

Client References: Please email to request references.

Languages Spoken: English, Français

 
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Amílcar Guzmán

amilcar.guzman@wolfscompany.com

Keywords: Sustainable Financing Mechanisms, Strategic Planning, Ecosystem Services, Nature based (conservation) businesses

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www.linkedin.com/in/amilcarguzmanv

Firm: Wolfs Company

Phone: +31616081645

Services Offered:

  • Sustainable financing strategies
  • Financing mechanisms for nature management
  • Integrated assessment of ecosystem services
  • Economic valuation of ecosystem services
  • Stakeholder engagement and capacity building

Client References:

  • Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute
  • IUCN NL
  • UNDP
  • MAFFESDI Belize

Languages Spoken: English, Español

 
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https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelley-hamrick-555466b/

Firm: Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace

Services Offered: We are always interested in exploring consulting opportunities at Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace. We have extensive connections with market participants actively selling voluntary carbon offsets, mitigation banking credits, and making watershed investments. Please contact us if you are interested in one of those topics.

Client References:

  • The Forest Stewardship Council
  • Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
  • Office of Environmental Markets (USDA)
  • Shell

Languages Spoken: English

 
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Tanja Havemann

th@clarmondial.com

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www.clarmondial.com

Firm: Clarmondial

Phone: 0041786642790

Services Offered: Investment and business planning, structuring, business plan development, due diligence, origination, partnership development, resource mobilisation, innovative / blended finance, impact bonds & impact investment, responsible agriculture investment, green / climate bonds

Client References:

  • IUCN
  • Nespresso
  • Credit Suisse
  • WWF

Languages Spoken: English, Français, Español, Deutsche, Portuguese, Danish

 
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Benjamin Landreau

benjamin.landreau@greeneco-land.com

Keywords: PES, Setting up of CTF, Project evaluation / monitoring, Strategic Planning, Protected Area Management, Sustainable Financing Mechanisms, Carbon sales / REDD / REDD+, Resource Mobilization

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www.greeneco-land.com

Firm: Green Eco-Land

Phone: +33 6 43 65 48 93

Services Offered: Benjamin Landreau graduated in Political Sciences (Sciences Po) and holds a Master’s degree in Environmental management. Benjamin has worked for 15 years in the area of biodiversity conservation, focusing on Sustainable Funding for networks of Protected Areas, for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), African Network of Biosphere Reserves (AfriMAB), the European Union, the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Environmental Funds (RedLAC), and different bilateral development agencies such as the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Fonds Français pour l’Environnement Mondial (FFEM). He is also specialized in “Carbon Finance” (Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+)) and holds a 5-year experience as CDM project developer in Asia and Latin America. He authored several guidebooks about conservation finance (business planning, resources mobilization for Environmental Funds) and he published an article on Park Bonds, which his company, Green Eco-Land, is currently promoting as a new financial instrument to support conservation.

Client References:

  • UNDP
  • GEF
  • German Cooperation
  • IUCN

Languages Spoken: English, Español, Français, Italian

 
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Stephen McCormick

stephen@skillfulmeans.org

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www.skillfulmeans.org

Firm: Skillful Means, Inc.

Phone: +1(503) 544-9128 (GMT-8 usually)

Services Offered: Strategy planning (including scenario development); organizational development at staff and board levels (including developing financial, HR, and other policies, training & development); program assessment & evaluation.

Client References: Please contact me for references.

Languages Spoken: English, Français, formally proficient in Swahili and Slovak

 
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Brian McFarland

Brian.McFarland@Carbonfund.org

Keywords: Business/Sustainability Planning, Sustainable Financing Mechanisms, Environmental Safeguards, Carbon sales / REDD / REDD+ , Budgeting and financial planning

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-mcfarland-2b54437

Firm: Carbonfund.org Foundation

Phone: +1 (247) 240-0630

Services Offered: Forest carbon offset project consultant

Client References: Available upon request

Languages Spoken: English

 
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James Money-Kyrle

james@money-kyrle.net

Keywords: Investment Management, Strategic Planning , Resource Mobilization, Organizational development, Budgeting and financial planning, Impact investing

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www.linkedin.com/in/james-money-kyrle-4b87a351

Firm: The Good Economy

Phone: +44 (0) 7814 086067

Services Offered: Finance Director (CFO) and Consultant for Global Endowments and Foundations, providing consulting and advisory services covering:

  1. Resource mobilisation, budgeting and financial planning, financial management and reporting;
  2. Investment management planning and strategy, investment training and investment advisory and consulting services including selection, hire and management of investment managers;
  3. Social Finance and Impact investment services including the design, development and impact reporting of specialist social finance and impact funds

Client References:

  • Fenosoa Andriamahenina, Executive Director BioGuinea Foundation
  • Katy Mathias, Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Sarah Forster, Good Economy Partnership

Languages Spoken: English, Français

 
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https://www.linkedin.com/in/camila-monteiro-7197a519/

Firm: Convergencia

Phone: +447396033145

Services Offered: Conservation Trust Funds Specialist and Consultant in Sustainability Projects

Client References:

  • IDB
  • Caribbean Biodiversity Fund
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Costa Rica por Siempre

Languages Spoken: English, Español, Portuguese

 
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Sean Nazerali

sean.nazerali@gmail.com

Keywords: Business/Sustainability Planning, Protected Area Management, Sustainable Financing Mechanisms, Biodiversity Offsets, Budgeting and financial planning

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www.linkedin.com/in/sean-nazerali-398a3693

Firm: Sean Nazerali Consulting

Phone: +258 84 013 5594, +258 82 397 2000

Services Offered: Sean Nazerali is a Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management specialist with more than 20 years of experience in international development, of which the last 15 years in Mozambique. He has specialized in protected area management, business planning, and innovative conservation finance initiatives such as biodiversity offsets and REDD+. He facilitated the creation of the BIOFUND, the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity in Mozambique, the country´s only Conservation Trust Fund. He is the co-author of the Feasibility Study on Sustainable Financing of Conservation Areas in Mozambique, and the author of the current Financial Plan for the country’s protected area network and the Monitoring and Evaluation system used by the PA system. He has been instrumental in bringing the concept of biodiversity offsets to Mozambique, leading the drafting of a Roadmap for offsets in the country. On REDD+ issues, he was the lead consultant in 2016 for the Ministry of Land, Environment, and Rural Development to elaborate the national Forest Investment Plan, a USD 45M project to reform the forest sector and reduce deforestation in the country, and was then asked to lead the preparation of the country´s R-Package assessment, submitted in early 2017. He has also been involved in project evaluations for AFD, MAVA, and others.

Client References:

  • BIOFUND Mozambique
  • FFEM
  • BBOP (Business and Biodiveristy Offsets Program)

Languages Spoken: English, Portuguese

 
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www.julianrode.de

Services Offered: Conceptual support for choice and design of policy instruments and financial mechanisms; social and environmental safeguarding for sustainable landscape and conservation finance; guidance for ecosystem service assessments and valuations as policy support and for environmental advocacy

Client References: Available upon request.

Languages Spoken: English, Français, Español, Deutsche

 
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https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewrylance/

Services Offered: Andrew Rylance is an independent consultant, specializing in financing conservation and private sector development. He is currently based in Seychelles working as the Technical Advisor to the Government of Seychelles-United Nations Development Programme-Global Environment Facility (GOS-UNDP-GEF) project on Protected Area Finance and previously he worked for UNDP in Mozambique on the same topic. He has over ten years of experience working in Africa and Europe, for organisations including UNDP, World Bank, GIZ, UNCTAD and the ILO. He is on the vetted expert roster of the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network (BES-Net) under Biodiversity Finance and a member of the IUCN Specialist Group on Tourism and Protected Areas (TAPAS). He is a peer-reviewer for three journals, a Research Fellow of the University of Johannesburg and is currently completing his PhD with the same institution.

Client References: References available upon request

Languages Spoken: English, Français

 
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Dr. Anna Spenceley

annaspenceley@gmail.com

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www.anna.spenceley.co.uk

annaspenceley.wordpress.com

Firm: Independent Consultant; Chair of the IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specilaist group; Board member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council

Phone: +248 2564 559

Services Offered: Technical input on project development and evaluation, research and analysis on sustainable tourism. Relevant to CFA, a focus on tourism concessions, partnerships and visitor fees as contributors to protected area finances, and value chain linkages.

Client References:

World Bank Group, UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, UNWTO, UNCTAD (ITC), ILO, IUCN, USAID, GIZ, SNV, Commonwealth Secretariat, WWF and others.

Languages Spoken: English, Français

 
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Barry Spergel

bspergel@aol.com

Keywords: Sustainable Financing Mechanisms, Independent outside evaluations of conservation finance mechanisms, Best Practices for Conservation Trust Funds, Climate Change Adaptation Funds, Preparing legal documents for conservation finance mechanisms

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/barry-spergel-b09a821/

Phone: +1 202 316-0697

Services Offered: Designing and evaluating innovative financial mechanisms for biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation, and watershed management, including designing conservation trust funds in more than 30 countries; structuring international Debt-for-Nature swaps; writing forestry laws and environmental protection laws for developing countries; designing new environmental taxes, fees, payments for environmental services (PES), payment systems for REDD, and benefit-sharing mechanisms for indigenous peoples.

Client References:

  • World Bank
  • UNDP
  • USAID
  • Australian National Parks

Languages Spoken: English, Français, Deutsche, 普通话, Reading Español, Reading Portuguese

 
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Francis Staub

fstaub@biodiv-conseil.fr

Keywords: Marine, Strategic Planning, Business/Sustainability Planning, Protected Area Management, Resource Mobilization

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www.biodiv-conseil.fr

Firm: Biodiversite Conseil

Services Offered: Biodiversité Conseil (BC) provides technical services related to the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. BC's core business is in the development and strategic planning of projects, project facilitation, evaluations. BC has also an extensive experience in Marine Protected Areas, Capacity Building, Fundraising and education and communication.

Client References:

  • United Nations Development Programme
  • UN Environment
  • MedPAN

Languages Spoken: English, Français

 
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www.icons-group.com

Firm: Innovations in Conservation LLC

Phone: 1-505-920-3900

Services Offered: CTF design, implementation & operations; strategic and business planning; sustainable banking practices & ESG standards; biodiversity offsets/PES project development; protected area planning & management; EIA; leadership training and coaching

Client References:

  • Dr. Julius Francis, Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association
  • Lydia Slobodian, IUCN
  • Veronica Garcia del Arco, KfW

Languages Spoken: English, Español, Melanesian Pigin, Italian

 
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www.marineconservationfinance.com

Firm: Marine Conservation Finance Consulting

Services Offered: Strategic and innovative financial planning for ocean and community health

Client References:

  • Pacific Island Forum Fisheries Agency
  • Australian Department of Environment and Energy
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Languages Spoken: English