Nick Bertrand is interim Coordinator, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB), an initiative hosted by UNEP focused on drawing attention to the economic benefits of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation, and brings together expertise from ecology, economics and development to support the mainstreaming of biodiversity and ecosystem considerations into policy-making.
He has worked on green economy issues, with a particular focus on biodiversity (2009-2011). In this capacity, he coordinated the work on forests, tourism and water for the UNEP Green Economy Report. At the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (2006-2008), he managed the business engagement portfolio.
Prior to joining UNEP, Nick worked on economics and business at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (2000-2006). He contributed to the establishment of the first programme on business and biodiversity and, as part of this endeavor, co-authored the IUCN Strategy for business engagement.
He was contributing editor of the Business and Biodiversity Handbook for Corporate Action, published on the occasion of the 2002 World Summit for Sustainable Development (with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development) and co-editor of TEEB in Business and Enterprise (published in 2012 by Routledge).
Nick obtained a BSc(Econ) and MSc(Econ) from University College London and an MPhil from the Institute of Forestry, Agricultural and Environmental Engineering (Paris).