When Mark Tercek describes his job, he puts it this way “we're winning many battles, we might be losing the war.” Many would consider that a bleak outlook especially from the man who’s leading an organization that’s trying to save the earth.
Tercek is the CEO of The Nature Conservancy, the nonprofit group founded in 1915 (its name then was the Ecological Society of America). His path to the nonprofit world came via his career at one of the world’s biggest for profit companies, Goldman Sachs where he had worked for 24 years and had risen to the enviable and lucrative position of managing director.
But even with an enviable paycheck, it wasn’t enough.
“Lots of people ask me how and why I left Wall Street to join The Nature Conservancy and why, in particular, The Nature Conservancy. I couldn't be happier. As a Wall Street investment banker, I became very interested in the environmental cause. And as a parent, I became very interested in getting my kids exposed to nature.”
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