Marc Diaz

NatureVest at The Nature Conservancy

Managing Director



Marc oversees NatureVest®, The Nature Conservancy’s impact investing division, whose mission it is to create and transact investable deals that deliver conservation results and financial returns for investors. To achieve this mission, NatureVest sources and structures investment products that support The Nature Conservancy’s global conservation strategies, raises capital for these investments, and shares its knowledge and experience with the investment and conservation communities to amplify its efforts in this emerging area.
Marc also directs NatureVest’s knowledge and field-building efforts to demonstrate the vibrant natural capital market for impact investment. This includes presenting in conference forums, and overseeing a platform of original research and public commentary by the NatureVest team.
Prior to his role at NatureVest, Marc launched and managed the UNICEF Bridge Fund, a revolving loan fund that used impact investment to fast-track life-saving goods to children in need throughout the world. As Managing Director, Marc structured nearly $50 million in program activity and raised over $35 million in grant, loan, and program-related investment support for the fund.
Marc earned an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School, an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, and an AB from Harvard College where he majored in government. He has published research on affordable housing and the achievement gap in U.S. education, and has served in volunteer Board leadership roles in community development finance, professional theater, and the Episcopal Church. A New York resident, he is an active runner and enjoys hiking in the region and around the world.

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