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Global Managing Director of Lands at The Nature Conservancy.
Justin Adams is the Global Managing Director for Lands at The Nature Conservancy, where he leads a broad team of Conservancy staff operating at the intersection of global development and environmental challenges, including sustainable agriculture, forests and climate change, siting and mitigation, and indigenous and communal conservation. He believes that we have to find new models to balance competing priorities for land including food security, sustainable energy production and sustainable livelihoods, while also conserving and restoring nature to deliver the critical ecosystem services on which all life depends.
Before joining The Nature Conservancy, Justin worked as a Senior Advisor to the World Bank and also served as a Senior Advisor to the Duke of Westminster’s agricultural fund - Wheatsheaf Investments. Previously, Justin was a senior executive at BP for 10 years where he helped to build its $8 billion renewables division, Alternative Energy. As Vice President of Strategy and Innovation, he created and led BP’s corporate venture arm managing an investment portfolio of $150 million across 30 entrepreneurial companies. Justin is a Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford.