- About the Professor
David Meyers, Executive Director of the Conservation Finance Alliance, is an environmental finance expert and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in sustainability, business strategy and management, environmental economics, international conservation and development, environmental impact assessment, and more. He has worked in 46 countries and launched and managed various companies including a triple-bottom-line bamboo-flooring manufacturer in Madagascar, a country in which he has spent well over a decade. In Madagascar, he helped the country plan and execute a doubling of the area under conservation, including establishing the Makira Natural Park 370,000 hectare protected area using REDD+ financing. He spent much of his time in the 80’s and 90’s conducting research on lemurs in Madagascar as well as working for nature conservation. He is the co-author of the first two editions of the Field Guide to the Lemurs.