Abby Martin

Yale School of Management, MBA, 2019 Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Master of Environmental Management, 2019
Abby is a third-year MEM/MBA student. At Yale, she leads the student interest group, manages the CBEY 2050 Fellows discussion group on the future of business and the environment, writes for Conservation Finance Network, and serves as a board fellow for Bike Walk Connecticut, a statewide bicycle & pedestrian advocacy organization. Abby spent summer 2018 at Social Finance, helping build out the firm’s sustainability and resilience-focused Pay for Success portfolio. She spent summer 2017 with The Nature Conservancy’s MarketLab team, where she developed conservation strategies for California groundwater markets.

Prior to Yale, she served as Associate Director of the Center for City Park Excellence, a research arm of The Trust for Public Land. In that capacity, Abby studied management for urban park systems, including best practices for sustaining public-private partnerships and creating innovative green infrastructure systems, and analyzed big-city park systems across the United States as a project manager for the ParkScore initiative. A LEED Accredited Professional, she previously led sustainable community planning & construction projects for Yestermorrow Design/Build School. Abby holds a self-designed B.A. in Environmental Studies from Williams College.
Authored Articles
US capitol

A Pioneering Environmental Impact Bond for DC Water (Updated)

District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) created an innovative municipal bond that covers the downside risk of using green infrastructure to control stormwater runoff. By offloading risk of green infrastructure to investors, the utility created financing for a new approach- and time to get right. Now other...
Birch trees in forest

Bridge Financing

This article by Abby Martin and Reggie Hall is part of the Network Toolkit, a resource designed for professionals who want to learn or communicate about the industry. Those considering conservation loans should carefully evaluate their preparedness and be open to the possibility that this may not be...