Global Head, Impact Finance and Markets, The Nature Conservancy
Areas of Expertise
Economic development, Impact finance
Scheduling ContactSarah Linehan
Matthew Arnold is Global Head, Impact Finance & Markets at The Nature Conservancy. Matthew oversees The Nature Conservancy’s NatureVest, Corporate Engagement, and Carbon Markets teams, collectively working to deliver impactful conservation outcomes to achieve The Nature Conservancy’s 2030 goals.
Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy in fall 2021, Matthew was Head of Impact and Sustainable Finance at JPMorgan Chase where he led teams making principal investments in affordable housing, small business, and workforce development while advising JPMorgan and its clients on ESG and sustainability strategy. Matthew was instrumental in building JPMorgan’s Sustainability commitment of $200 billion in SDG finance, and operational carbon neutrality.
Matt founded Sustainable Finance Ltd. (acquired by PwC), where he advised major banks on their sustainability strategy and contributed to the establishment of the Equator Principles, the premier bank standard on environment and human rights. He also served as Program Director and Chief Operating Officer for the World Resources Institute, where he established the organization’s platform to engage the business community on environmental stewardship and launched the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, Global Forest Watch and several other significant initiatives focused on ecosystem health and climate.
Previously Matt served as a trustee of The Nature Conservancy’s New York Chapter. He holds an AB degree from Harvard College, an MA from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.