September 6–8, 2017

David Tepper, Earth Partners

Earth Partners LLC

David previously served as Head of Markets for Climate Change Capital in London from 2005-2007, where he built a team of thirty five investment professionals. During this time he invested over €500 million and managed over €800 million in investments across a number of renewable energy projects such as waste-to-energy and methane gas capture. David is a senior executive at Forest Trends, which is a Washington, DC-based NGO specializing in project-based activities that inform policy and build capacity in emerging markets for payment for ecosystem services. David also advises several large family offices on their sustainable land investments and philanthropic initiatives. David also served as Executive Chairman of the Consodata Group, a 600 person Paris Stock Exchange listed company where he successfully restructured the company and sold the business in 2004. Previously, David worked on over €20 billion of financing transactions as a Director of Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch (London, New York) from 1987-1999.

Sessions Spark: Renewing the Farm, Forest, and Working Lands Economy

Christopher Norris

Burlington, VT