Implementing Solutions

Resilient Ecosystems

How can communities sustainably protect, manage, and restore their local ecosystems?

Submissions are Closed


Wanjira Maathai

Vice President And Regional Director For Africa, World Resources Institute

Faculty Co-Chair

John Fernández

Professor, Department of Architecture Director, MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative

United States

Challenge Leadership Group

Hanni Ali

Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Hamilton Insurance Group


Marcela Angel

Research Program Director, Natural Climate Solutions Program, MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative

Sonila Cook

CEO, Dalberg Catalyst


Michelle Gardner

Vice President, Global Hardware Components and Subsystems, General Motors Company

United States

Susan Gardner

Director, Ecosystems Division, United Nations Environment Programme

Alasdair Harris

Executive Director, Blue Ventures

Charles Harvey

Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Burhan Jaffer

Founder & Managing Partner, Plasma Ventures

United States

Agnes Johan

Head of Blended Finance, Rabo Partnerships


Roelie Kloppers


Heng Dean Law

Director, Sustainability & Stewardship Group, Temasek

Pallavi Phartiyal

Deputy Executive Director, Rainforest Action Network (RAN)

Daaf Serné

Director of Real Estate & Sustainability, ServiceNow

Jason Thompson

CTO, Oceankind

Evelyn Tickle

Inventor/Owner, Grow Oyster Reefs, llc

United States

Anna Tunkel

SVP, Head of Strategic Initiatives & Global Partnerships, APCO Worldwide

Renée Vassilos

Director of Agriculture Innovation, The Nature Conservancy

Dr Tony Worby

CEO Flourishing Oceans, Minderoo Foundation


Jane Zelikova

Research Scientist, University of Wyoming

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