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Matt Jones

Head of Programme | Business and Biodiversity

Matt leads a team working with businesses and their influencers to embed natural capital within private sector decisions. The Business and Biodiversity Programme ensures that businesses have the incentives, capacity, knowledge and data necessary to take well informed decisions which might impact on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Previous experience & expertise

Matt joined UNEP-WCMC in 2010 to work with private sector partners. Prior to his current role, he was responsible for leading the Proteus Partnership, engagement with the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool, and delivering projects with companies to improve their approaches to biodiversity management. Before joining UNEP-WCMC Matt worked as a consultant to the energy, infrastructure, transport and finance sectors. He began his career working in East Africa on projects aimed at finding solutions to human wildlife conflict. He has an MA and MPhil in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge.