Abby Martin

Abby Martin
Director, CCS Fundraising
Yale School of Management, MBA, 2019 Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Master of Environmental Management, 2019
LEED Accredited Professional (USGBC) Conservation Finance Network

Abby is a Director at CCS Fundraising, a development strategy consulting firm. At CCS, she leads campaign strategy, capacity building, and leadership engagement for mission-driven organizations. She also serves as a pro bono consultant for environmental nonprofits through Net Impact.

While at Yale, Abby worked with Social Finance to build out the firm’s sustainability and resilience-focused Pay for Success portfolio. She also spent a summer with The Nature Conservancy’s MarketLab team, where she developed conservation strategies for California groundwater markets.

Previously Abby served as Associate Director of the Center for City Park Excellence, a research arm of The Trust for Public Land. As project manager for the ParkScore initiative, she analyzed large urban park systems and studied best practices for sustaining public-private partnerships and creating innovative green infrastructure systems. She 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 a municipal bond that covers the downside risk of using green infrastructure to control stormwater runoff. By offloading risk to investors, the utility drew new financing -and time to get its practices right. Now other cities are following its lead.
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...