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Marc Diaz is Senior Vice President of TerViva, a pongamia oilseed tree company that helps fuel and feed people while restoring the environment. Marc leads global strategic growth partnering with growers and offtakers around the world to build high-value markets for sustainably produced oil, protein, and bioactives. He leads the sustainability functions and 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, a revolving loan fund that used 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 has served in volunteer board leadership roles in community development finance, theater, and the Episcopal Church. 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.