Interview: Tara O’Shea, Code REDD

Code REDD is a non-profit organization working to empower marginalized communities, preserve forests, and protect endangered wildlife – all while reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. The organization created market-based solutions that prevent the destruction of forest land and other biodiversity hotspots using the United Nations’ mechanism to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+).

At this year’s Global Reporting Initiative conference, I talked to Tara O’Shea from Code REDD about how sustainability reporting can benefit forest preservation by enabling working with projects such as Code REDD

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

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