mark tercek

Mark Tercek

President & CEO

The Nature Conservancy

Nominated Eddie Game

The Nature Conservancy 

Mark Tercek leads The Nature Conservancy (TNC), a global conservation organization known for its intense focus on collaboration and getting things done for the benefit of both people and nature. After 24 years as a managing director and partner at Goldman Sachs, Mark joined TNC in 2008 eager to get businesses, governments and environmental organizations working together in innovative ways. He’s a champion of ‘natural capital’ which values nature for its own sake, as well as the services it provides for people such as clean air and water, along with a stable climate. 

In 2012 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed Mark to serve on the New York State 2100 Commission, created in the wake of Superstorm Sandy to ensure the state’s resilience to future storms. He is the author of the Washington Post bestseller “Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature.”