A new way to protect the environment: CLF ventures is ...

Author:Wilson, Alan
Position:CLF Ventures

Blessed With a Gifted Staff

This is Conservation Matters' first page ever devoted to CLF Ventures, the CLF affiliate that develops business and financial strategies to protect the environment and conserve natural resources. What better time to introduce the people who make Ventures' considerable accomplishments possible?

Alan Wilson, Ventures' Vice President, has been associated with CLF for more than 20 years. He has a JD from the Boston University School of Law, and is the elected town moderator of Manchester, MA. From 1989 to 1995, he was chairman of the Massachusetts Audubon Society; currently, he's on the National Audubon Society's Board of Directors. In his spare time, Alan enjoys sailing, cycling, cross-country skiing, and hiking in the White Mountains.

Doug Foy, who recently celebrated his 25th anniversary as CLF President, is also President of CLF Ventures. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he has served on some two-dozen boards, and in 1992 he received the President's Environmental and Conservation Challenge Award -- America's highest conservation honor. In 1968, Doug was a member of the US Olympic Rowing Team, and, in 1969, the US National Rowing Team. He still enjoys sculling on the Charles River, and rock climbing -- all over the country.

Martha Broad, on the Ventures staff since 1998, runs our Environmental Insurance Agency and is Director of Venture Development. She has an MBA from Yale, 20 years experience in both non- and for-profit "green" marketing, and she started up and ran the company that made Rainforest Crunch Candy. During leisure hours, she bicycles and downhill skis with her husband, Glenn, and young sons, Evan and Austin. Martha also nurtures a suburban Boston flower garden that manages to attract Large numbers of colorful butterflies.

Scott Darling, a CLF Staff Attorney, is our community organizer and assists with Ventures' Brownfields Initiative. He has an International Law diploma from Dublin's Trinity College, and a JD from Suffolk University Law School. His interest in urban education led him in 1990 to found a "Saturday School" for African-American boys -- the W.E.B.Dubois Academy. It enlisted MIT and Harvard students to teach math, science, and life skills. In 1995, it became Cambridge's Bennecker Charter School -- teaching computer technology.

John Davenport, a CLF volunteer attorney, works mostly with Ventures. In 2.5 years with CLF, he has helped develop a vehicle for investing in sustainably managed...

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