Nature Conservancy president Mark Tercek to speak at Kenan-Flagler, April 7

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Nature Conservancy president Mark Tercek to speak at Kenan-Flagler, April 7


The CEO and author’s talk is part of the Dean’s Speaker Series


(Chapel Hill, N.C.—March 4, 2015) – The Nature Conservancy president and CEO Mark Tercek will give a free, public talk as part of the Dean’s Speaker Series at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School on April 7.
He is the author of the bestselling book “Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature.”
Tercek is a former managing director and Partner for Goldman Sachs, where he spent 24 years. He managed several of the firm’s key units, including corporate finance, equity capital markets and Pine Street, the firm’s leadership development program.


In 2005, after two decades as an investment banker, the firm tapped Tercek to develop its environmental strategy and to lead its environmental markets group.


In 2008, he joined The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organization known for its focus on collaboration and getting things done for the benefit of people and nature. He is a champion of the idea of natural capital — valuing nature for its own sake as well as what it provides for people, such as clean air and water, productive soils and a stable climate.
This Dean’s Speaker event is part of the 15-year anniversary celebration of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School as a global leader in sustainable enterprise. The School began its focus on the triple-bottom-line approach – measuring success in terms of financial profitability, ecological integrity and social equity – in 1999.


Tercek will speak at 5:30 p.m. in Koury Auditorium. To RSVP, send an email to with “Dean’s Speaker Series RSVP” in the subject line. Free parking will be available in the business school parking deck.
The Dean’s Speaker Series brings prominent speakers to campus during the academic year.




UNC Kenan-Flagler contact: Allison Adams, (919) 962-7235,


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