Forest Trends and the Alliance for Environmental Markets & Investments are working in partnership to host this important summit designed to accelerate investment in natural infrastructure.

We’re developing an independent and balanced program supported by an advisory committee of key leaders across the sectors and stakeholders.  Learn more about our advisory committee here. 

Forest Trends, established in 1998 and celebrating 20 years. Together with partners around the world, Forest Trends pioneers innovative finance for conservation — promoting healthy forests, sustainable agriculture, clean water, robust climate action, protected biodiversity, and strong communities.  Our programs and initiatives publish timely research, bring together diverse actors, and apply these approaches to make a difference on the ground, often blazing trails for bold and far-reaching policies in the process.

Alliance for Environmental Markets & Investments (AEMI),  was established with a mission to accelerate investment in the environment, through a strong alliance across all environmental markets.   With environmental markets currently segmented, AEMI connects, convenes and collaborates across all segments and stakeholders to strengthen long-term, sustainable environmental solutions through public/private, market-driven and entrepreneurial approaches. Our impact priorities include supporting established efforts with the connection of funders with those seeking funding, education, and improved, accessible data, processes, technology and tools.

We hope you’ll join in supporting our efforts by sharing your voice as a participant, and perhaps consider sponsoring the Summit and our organizations’ efforts.

Co-Chairs of the Environmental Markets and Finance Summit 2019
Carlene Taggart Bahler
Chair, AEMI
Washington, D.C.
(703) 338-6636
Michael Jenkins
Founding President and CEO
Forest Trends
Washington, D.C.
(202) 298-3000


Invest in the Environment by attending this high-level gathering of public, private, and philanthropic communities in forestry, carbon, ecological restoration, water resources management, and corporate sustainability. The Environmental Markets and Finance Summit is hosted by Forest Trends and the Alliance for Environmental Markets and Investments.