Brad Gentry

Director, Center for Business and the Environment
Yale University

Brad Gentry is the Associate Dean for Professional Practice at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a Professor in the Practice at the Yale School of Management. He is also the Director of the Center for Business and the Environment, as well as of the Program on Strategies for the Future of Land Conservation.

Trained as a biologist and a lawyer, his work focuses on strengthening the links between private investment and improved environmental performance. He has worked on land, water, energy, industrial and other projects in over 40 countries for private (GE, Suez Environnement, Working Lands Investment Partners), public (UNDP, World Bank, Secretariat for the Climate Change Convention) and not-for-profit (Land Trust Alliance, The Trust for Public Land) organizations. 

His teaching includes multidisciplinary courses on the management of complex resource systems, including the emerging markets for ecosystem services. He holds a BA from Swarthmore College and a JD from Harvard Law School.


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