Chris Martin

Chris Martin
Portfolio Manager, APG
Yale School of Management, MBA, 2018 Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Master of Forestry, 2018
Co-Leader of Conservation Finance Student Interest Group Conservation Finance Network

As a Portfolio Manager at APG (Europe's largest pension fund investor) based in New York, Chris is responsible for sustainable timberland and farmland transactions and portfolio management. Previously, Chris led portfolio management of an institutional portfolio of Brazilian timberland investments at Resource Management Service LLC (a global timberland investment firm with $4.4 billion assets under management). 

Chris graduated from Yale with Master of Forestry and MBA degrees in 2018. At Yale, he focused on finance and investment management, conservation finance, and management of tropical and temperate forests. At Yale, he held positions with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Klabin S.A. (Brazil’s largest pulp & paper producer), the Yale School Forests, and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment. 

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. A Connecticut native, Chris has spent over a decade living in South America, Europe, and Asia and is fluent in Portuguese and proficient in Spanish. He is an avid mountain biker, amateur piano-accordionist, and mediocre forró 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.