Chris Martin

Chris Martin
Investment Associate, Brazil at Resource Management Service LLC
Yale School of Management, MBA, 2018 Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Master of Forestry, 2018
Co-Leader of Conservation Finance Student Interest Group

Chris Martin currently works as an Investment Associate, Brazil at Resource Management Service LLC. RMS is a leading global timberland investment firm managing $4.4 billion of assets for public pension funds, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, and family offices.Chris graduated from Yale with an MEM and MBA in 2018. At Yale, he studied natural resource management, timberland investments, conservation finance and developing markets. While at Yale, he has held positions with the Yale School Forests, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Klabin S.A. (Brazil’s largest pulp & paper producer). Prior to Yale, Chris worked as Program Associate of the Andes-Amazon Initiative at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. He graduated summa cum laude in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2012. Chris is from Connecticut, but has spent over a decade living in South America, Europe and Asia. Chris is fluent in Portuguese and proficient in Spanish. He is an avid trail-runner, amateur piano-accordionist and mediocre salsa dancer.

Authored Articles
Forest Road

Could a Mature Timberland Asset Class Spur Conservation?

Sustainable forestry represents a major portion of conservation finance’s investable landscape. According to a 2016 Forest Trends report, “State of Private Investment in Conservation 2016,” sustainable timberland investments accounted for approximately 34 percent of all private conservation investments from 2004 to 2015.

Can Conservation Finance Reach the Mainstream Investment Market?

On Jan. 20, the day before Credit Suisse’s 2016 Conference, Credit Suisse and McKinsey Center for Business and Environment published a new report aiming to catalyze the expansion of conservation finance. The field has grown substantially in the past two years, according to reports from Credit Suisse.