Markets for Ecosystems Services

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
OSU, College of Forestry, RH 107, Corvallis, OR

Bettina von Hagen is the CEO of Ecotrust Forest Management, an ecological forest management company based in Portland, OR. Previously, Bettina was the Vice President of Forestry at Ecotrust. She has been with Ecotrust since 1993, when she joined to help launch ShoreBank Pacific Corporation, a regional bank holding company committed to community, conservation and economic development. She grew the Natural Capital Fund, Ecotrust’s working endowment to $40 million through strategic investments in conservation finance, green building, forestland investing, conservation fisheries, and early stage equity investing. She also launched and managed the forestry and ecosystem service program, and served as the project manager on the redevelopment of the Natural Capital Center, a LEED gold historic renovation. Prior to joining Ecotrust, Bettina was a Vice President at First Interstate Bank of Oregon and managed the banking relationships of large and mid-sized companies in the region. She currently serves on the boards of the Climate Trust, Forest Trends, Voluntary Carbon Standard, and EFM. Bettina holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from the University of the Pacific.