Eric Hallstein, The Nature Conservancy
Eric Hallstein is The Nature Conservancy’s partnership lead (managing director) and investment committee representative for the Sustainable Water Impact Fund that invests in working landscapes to demonstrate how capital can enhance the sustainability of land, water, and agriculture as well as provide competitive financial returns. Previously, Eric led TNC California’s work in economics, conservation finance, and transactions. Eric has published in Science Advances, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, and Environmental and Resource Economics, among others. He and his team's work has also been featured in a variety of news outlets, including The New York Times, Fast Company, the Economist, Forbes, and National Geographic. Dr. Hallstein earned his Ph.D. from the University of California - Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow, and his B.A. from Harvard University.