Agustin Silvani heads Conservation International’s Conservation Finance work which is dedicated to the development and financing of pioneering solutions for lasting change in environmental conservation.
Over the last decade, CI ihas been one of the most active investors in global conservation, raising and deploying with partners over $500 million through varied mechanisms such as trust funds, debt swaps, loans, carbon finance, conservation agreements, and payment for ecosystem services. Working with local partners, we have impacted over 50 million hectares and thousands of people that depend on nature for their wellbeing.
Agustin moved to Conservation International from the private sector with the goal of using public-private finance to drive natural capital conservation and low carbon development, primarily by catalyzing the growth of ecosystem service markets. Before Conservation International, Agustin spent time in various banks and investment groups, including six years spent on the commodities desk of a UK trading group.