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Josh Goldstein


Director, Bridge Collaborative

Josh Goldstein is the Director of the Bridge Collaborative, a global change agent driving a fundamental shift in how we think, plan, fund and work across the environment, health, and development communities. In this role, he engages leaders, practitioners, and researchers across sectors to achieve evidence-based, lasting outcomes for people and the world we share. The Collaborative is a partnership led by The Nature Conservancy, Duke University, the International Food Policy Research Institute, and PATH.

For over 15 years, Josh has worked on projects around the world to mainstream incorporation of nature’s benefits to people in policy, planning, and business contexts. Josh is based in the Global Science team at The Nature Conservancy, where he serves as an ecosystem services scientist. His research has encompassed topics including developing and applying new approaches for ecosystem services mapping and valuation, designing payments for ecosystem services, and quantifying conservation return-on-investment.

Prior to joining the Conservancy, Josh was an assistant professor of ecological economics in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. In that position, he was the founding academic director of the Conservation Leadership master’s program.

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