Dr. Jennifer Jenkins Joins NCX as Chief Sustainability Officer
Zack Parisa
Zack Parisa
5 January, 2022 min read

NCX, the science-driven forest carbon marketplace delivering large-scale, immediate impact for climate and communities, announced the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Jenkins as Chief Sustainability Officer effective August 2021. Dr. Jenkins is broadly responsible for shaping and sharing the scientific integrity of NCX’s programs. Her work includes the development and approval of certified carbon offset methodologies and working with academic and stakeholder communities to ensure offset quality and development of new approaches to valuing ecosystem services such as wildlife habitat quality, wildfire risk reduction, and water quality.

“NCX is dedicated to ensuring accountability and transparency as we forge natural capital markets that work for all. This is critical work for the climate and communities that calls for unparalleled expertise, and we could think of no one better suited to help us deliver on that than Dr. Jenkins.”

-NCX Co-founder and CEO Zack Parisa

Dr. Jenkins has more than 25 years of experience in government, academia and the private sector at the intersection of forests and climate. In 2007, along with former Vice President Al Gore, she was part of the IPCC team of scientists that won the Nobel Peace Prize for their work on climate, and led the work that culminated in the “Jenkins Equations,” which are the generally-accepted method for estimating tree biomass from diameter in the US.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Jen Jenkins join the NCX team,” said NCX Co-founder and CEO Zack Parisa. “NCX is dedicated to ensuring accountability and transparency as we forge natural capital markets that work for all. This is critical work for the climate and communities that calls for unparalleled expertise, and we could think of no one better suited to help us deliver on that than Dr. Jenkins.”

Prior to joining NCX, Dr. Jenkins held various roles in academia and government, including as a Research Professor at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont, Research Forester at the USDA Forest Service Northern Global Change Program, and in climate policy at the USEPA Climate Change Division. From 2016 to 2021, she served as Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Enviva. Dr. Jenkins holds a Ph.D. in ecosystem ecology from the University of New Hampshire, a Master of Business Administration from the RH Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, a Master of Forest Science from Yale University, and a Bachelor of Arts in biology and environmental studies from Dartmouth College.

To learn more about the NCX marketplace, watch the on-demand webinar, “Designing forest carbon markets for massive climate impact here.”

About NCX

NCX is the science-driven forest carbon marketplace delivering large-scale, immediate impact for climate and communities. By using high integrity data to generate carbon credits that connect corporations to family forests, NCX is democratizing access to markets while enabling real climate action. In 2021 NCX broke records for the largest forest carbon project by acreage in the contiguous United States.

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Zack Parisa

Zack Parisa

Co-Founder and CEO
Zack Parisa is the co-founder and CEO of NCX. Over the last decade, he has developed and pioneered precision forestry tools that are revolutionizing the way that forests can be measured, valued, and managed. Using satellites, cloud computing, and machine learning, NCX worked with Microsoft to create "Basemap," the first high-resolution forest inventory of the United States. It is now using this data to build new markets for forest values beyond timber, such as carbon, wildlife habitat, and fire risk. Zack is a forester and biometrician by training. He earned an MFS from Yale University, and a BS in forestry from Mississippi State University. He is a 2021 candidate for the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award.
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