Genevieve Bennett


Genevieve Bennett directs strategic outreach at Forest Trends. She works to advance Forest Trends’ mission by building strategic partnerships to mobilize finance at scale and through thought leadership and meaningful engagement of our network. Genevieve is an expert in environmental markets and finance, and was lead author on the first comprehensive global market assessments of nature-based water sector investments and biodiversity credits. She has written for a range of trade and academic publications including Environmental Finance magazine, Civil Engineering, and Nature, on topics including biodiversity finance, natural infrastructure, eco-entrepreneurship, strategies for scaling public and private conservation investments, and other market cross-cutting issues. Prior to joining Forest Trends she managed a demand assessment project for the Willamette Partnership in Oregon, and has also held positions with the Breakthrough Institute, the NYC Commission to the United Nations, and the NYU Wagner School of Public Service. She holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA from New York University.