Brian Gurr

Brian has worked for over 15 years in the development of environmentally-responsible enterprises.  His focus falls in the overlap of environmental conservation and enterprise development, where he covers areas such as best management practices for biodiversity conservation, sustainability certification, CSR strategy, sustainable sourcing decision-making, community engagement, and payments for ecosystem services. His sector concentrations lie in agriculture, particularly in biofuel feedstocks, in forestry, including plantation forestry and natural forest management, and in power distribution. Previously, he worked in the Sustainable Agriculture unit of Conservation International, and the Sustainable Forestry Practice at the International Finance Corporation.  His work initially focused heavily in Latin America, but has since spread to Africa, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and a second major in Spanish, from the University of Virginia, and an MBA from George Washington University. He is fluent in Spanish.

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