Taken in Mar de Cortez, Baja California Sur, Mexico. —Cecilia Simon, 2014 Fellow


Resources about the practice of market-based conservation.

Cases in Conservation Finance: Case #1 - Eric Letsinger, Quantified Ventures

Learn about the innovative work Eric and Quantified Ventures has spearheaded on using pay-for-performance structures to address environmental issues.

In this session, Eric discusses the innovative work he has been spearheading on the use of pay-for-performance structures to address environmental issues. Hear about the Environmental Impact Bond that Quantified Ventures structured with DC Water, as well and the new work they are doing with cities like Atlanta, Denver, and other places. Most recently, Quantified Ventures announced a new pay-for-performance structure to address conservation and agriculture and done in conjunction with the Iowa Soybean Growers Association. Eric also talks about this work in this session. 

Eric Letsinger is the Founder and CEO of Quantified Ventures, an outcomes-based capital firm that helps clients finance specific and measurable health, social, and environmental impact. He is a “tri-sector” executive, bringing 25+ years of leadership experience in government, nonprofit, and private sector organizations operating in healthcare, environment, education, and housing. He has led transformative, public-private initiatives to drive social impact in complex, cross-sector business environments including: IBM, Baltimore Public Schools, Baltimore Housing Department, Cyveillance Software, PWC, and Samaritan Inns Homeless Services. Eric speaks regularly at dozens of conferences, events, and universities, including the Aspen Institute, Urban Institute, Yale, Duke, and the University of Virginia. He married way over his head and has two daughters who keep him humble.