XV World Forestry Congress


Matthew Reddy

Global Environment Facility

Senior Private Sector Specialist


"Matthew Reddy is the Senior Private Sector Specialist with the GEF working across the diverse projects and partnerships in the portfolio to support private sector engagement. Matthew began his career working in Australia, responsible for private investment, mostly from banks and resources companies on land restoration and reforestation with Landcare. He became MD for environmental markets, trading in carbon, water and ecosystems where he developed forest carbon methodologies and business models to support farmers under compliance and voluntary markets in the Asia Pacific. He served as as the CEO of the International RiverFoundation (IRF) global collaboration in river basin management while also sitting on governance boards for hydropower, wetlands and conservation. Most recently he was the Director for Climate Smart Agriculture and the Forest Solutions Group at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development in Geneva."