Andrea Ferri

Program Associate at Conservation Finance Network

Andrea Ferri supports the Conservation Finance Network’s (CFN) effort to accelerate land and resource conservation by expanding the use of innovative funding and financing strategies. By sponsoring intensive trainings and supporting a growing number of public, private, and nonprofit professionals, CFN helps to increase the financial resources deployed for conservation. Prior to CFN, Andrea worked in Development at the worldwide office of The Nature Conservancy. In this role, she worked with Principal Gift level fundraisers to manage donor-driven events and provide grant administration support. Andrea holds an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from George Mason University and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Authored Articles

Report: Private Capital for Working Lands Conservation

The purpose of this new report from Conservation Finance Network is to showcase how environ­mental markets do not emerge in a fully functional state but are built incrementally. It also shows how public, private and philanthropic groups each have unique roles to play in con­tributing to this market development over time. Click here to view the report. Attempts to recruit private capital into conservation often start out as a cluster of public, private, nonprofit and philanthropic groups all working to try to get a new environmental good or service appropriately measured, valued, bought and/or sold. The most promising business models...