Mark Tercek: Slowing the Mind to Speed Up Progress



Mark Tercek: Slowing the Mind to Speed Up Progress


Tue., Nov 13 2018 - 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM


UVA's Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

View the Video of Tercek's talk, "Slowing the Mind to Speed Up Progess."

Please join us for a talk with Mark Tercek on Tuesday, November 13 in the auditorium of UVA's Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library.

Talk: 4:30-5:30 pm
Reception: 5:30-6:30 pm. Refreshments will be served.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested to help in our planning.
Register here

Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature Conservancy, will discuss how contemplative practices can accelerate social change. He will describe his path from Wall Street investment banker to CEO of the world's largest conservation organization. Along the way, a shift in leadership style paralleled an evolution in Mark's thinking about how to bring people together in order to protect nature at scale. Join Mark as he explains how mindfulness and contemplative practices can lead to breakthroughs in your personal happiness, professional success, and social progress around the world.  

About the speaker:
Mark Tercek is CEO of The Nature Conservancy. He is the co-author of The Washington Post and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling book Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature.

Before joining The Nature Conservancy in 2008, Mark was a partner and managing director of Goldman Sachs where he worked for 24 years. Beginning in 2005, he led the firm’s environmental strategy and its Environmental Markets Group. Inspired by the opportunity to help businesses, governments, and environmental organizations work together in new, innovative ways, Mark left Goldman Sachs in 2008 to head up The Nature Conservancy. 

Mark is a champion of the idea of natural capital—valuing nature for its own sake as well as for the services it provides for people, such as clean air and water, productive soils and a stable climate.  

This talk is co-sponsored by Environmental Humanities, the Environmental Resilience Institute, and the Contemplative Sciences Center.