Olivia Sanchez Badini

Olivia Sanchez Badini
Associate at McKinsey & Company
Yale School of Management, MBA, 2018 Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Master of Environmental Management, 2018
Olivia Sánchez Badini is currently an Associate at McKinsey & Company. She graduated with a joint MBA from the Yale School of Management and a Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. She is interested in conservation finance and impact investing. She has worked with Alter Eco Foods (a B Corp focused on fair trade and organic chocolate), and VegInvest (a vegan venture capital fund). Other past work experiences include the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Korea, where she carried out corporate engagement projects in the area of climate and energy, and the United Nations Forum on Forests.

At CBEY, Olivia was part of the Conservation Finance Network, working on Nature’s Returns: Investing in Ecosystem Services webinar series. She was also a Communications Fellow at the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies. Olivia is originally from Mexico City. She graduated with honors from the University of British Columbia, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources Conservation. She is a consulting member of the International Forestry Students' Association.
Authored Articles

Cuba’s Biodiversity Offers Hope for Caribbean Ecosystem Conservation

A tentative new relationship between Cuba and the United States, which were formerly at odds, may help build conservation finance and research opportunities in Cuba. Cuba, the “Pearl of the Antilles,” is one of the most important biodiversity hotspots worldwide, being the most biologically dense and diverse island in the Caribbean – with some of the most pristine beaches, the largest and densest forests, and the healthiest reefs.