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Marc Diaz is Chief Commercialization Officer of Terviva, leading efforts to bring to market vegetable oil and plant protein from the regenerative pongamia tree. Marc also leads Terviva's work scaling pongamia tree cultivation by growers and bean gathering from smallholder farmers to support product partners worldwide. Drawing on Terviva's deep food and ag IP, we offer partners tasty, healthy vegetable oil, plant protein, and value-added food products from high-yielding trees that restore soil and landscapes and thrive in difficult conditions throughout the subtropics. He draws on his impact investing experience to scale the company's work in new geographies. Prior to this, Marc founded and led NatureVest®, The Nature Conservancy’s impact investing division, building a $2 billion portfolio of deals that deliver conservation results and financial returns for investors. Earlier, Marc launched and managed the UNICEF Bridge Fund (now UNICEF USA Impact Fund for Children), a revolving loan fund that uses impact investment to fast-track life-saving goods to children in need throughout the world. He previously worked on finance, strategy, and risk management at McKinsey and Company, as well as Local Initiatives Support Corporation. Marc earned an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School, an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, and an AB from Harvard College where he majored in government. He serves on the Boards of Tides Center and the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation. He is also a Fellow of the Herndon Directors Institute, a corporate board readiness program of the Herndon Foundation. An Oakland, California resident, he is an active runner and enjoys hiking in the region and around the world. Marc is a Fellow of the 2017 class of the Finance Leaders Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.