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What is FSC?

As the world’s most trusted sustainable forestry standard, FSC is a positive force for change that supports biodiversity, climate resilience, workers’ and Indigenous Peoples’ rights, and community livelihoods. But forests continue to come under pressure from deforestation, forest degradation, illegal logging, and the changing climate. 

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Butterfly on Leaf

FSC's Mission

By fully enabling responsible forest stewardship, FSC addresses these challenges and more. You can support our work by donating here.  

 

With your support, FSC will continue to support the responsible stewardship of forests worldwide that protect wildlife habitat, reduce carbon emissions, improve air and water quality, increase responsible trade, and protect vulnerable communities. A donation to FSC ensures that forests are managed in ways that are ecologically responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable for generations to come. 

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About FSC Investments and Partnerships

FSC Investments and Partnerships (FSC I&P) is a nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington, whose mission aligns with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the world’s leading and most trusted voluntary forest certification system. As a close partner of the FSC family, FSC I&P builds partnerships alongside the global Forest Stewardship Council network and others accelerating the protection of healthy and resilient forests.  

FSC I&P takes a collaborative approach to finding common goals between programs and partners. Uniting around these shared objectives, we amplify responsible forest management efforts and catalyze innovative solutions. FSC I&P looks for the most significant opportunities that forests play in addressing social, environmental, and economic challenges. FSC I&P accepts charitable donations and grants on behalf of the global FSC organization.  

FSC Investments and Partnerships Senior Leadership Board

Mark Smith, Executive Director 
Mark is the Executive Director of FSC I&P. He has nearly thirty years of nonprofit fundraising experience. His background includes building strong philanthropic giving programs for organizations in their startup phase and relaunching fundraising programs at established groups. Mark has served in executive fundraising positions for Greenpeace, FINCA, Empire State Pride Agenda, The Interfaith Alliance, and several successful for-profit entities. 

 

Kim Carstensen, Board Chair 
Kim is the Director General of the Forest Stewardship Council, a position he has held since October 2012, and he has a proven track record as a global leader within the environment and development sectors. Prior to joining FSC, he managed FairGreen Solutions, an environmental strategy and sustainable development consultancy that, among other things, helped link the concepts of ‘Green Economy’ and sustainable development. He is a former leader of WWF International’s Global Climate Initiative and former CEO of WWF Denmark, where he worked on issues related to global environment and development policy and projects. 

 

Lisa Morden, Vice Chair 
Lisa is the Vice President of Safety and Sustainability for Kimberly Clark and is responsible for articulating the vision for sustainability in support of the company’s strategies and business plans. She has also served in various environmental and sustainability-related positions focusing on integrating principles of corporate social responsibility and sustainability within the organization to generate business and social value. 

 

Jack Hurd, Secretary 
Jack most recently served as the Executive Vice President at Conservation International. Formerly, he was the Regional Managing Director, Asia-Pacific for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) where he oversaw regional conservation strategy, revenue generation from public and private sources, and marketing and communications efforts. Jack has also worked in a number of capacities with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF); Pact, a global international development organization; and Thailand’s Population and Community Development Association (PDA). 

 

Allison Scuriatti, Treasurer 
Allison has worked for more than 25 years to further international economic development and cooperation. Most recently, she served as Executive Director of FINCA International, the nonprofit majority owner of a global microfinance banking network and a founder of the SMART Campaign. She has deep expertise in communications, marketing, brand, and stakeholder management, and spent a decade focusing on women’s access to finance, entrepreneurship, private sector development, and the coordination of international development aid. 

 

Ivone Namikawa
Ivone is a forest sustainability consultant at Klabin. Her career with Klabin has included working as a Tree Genetic Improvement Researcher for 15 years, serving as a Forest Research Coordinator for 10 years, and focusing on strategic relationships in sustainability in her current role for the past 12 years. Ivone originally served as Klabin’s representative to FSC and was an elected member of FSC Brazil’s Board of Directors. She was also a member of FSC International’s Policies and Standards Committee for two terms and was tasked with evaluating the normative processes submitted to the entity. Ivone joined FSC International’s Board of directors in 2020, representing the Economic South, and she was nominated to serve as Treasurer in December 2021.  

 

Danny McGregor 
Danny currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Development at the Obama Foundation. Previously, he served as Chief Development Officer at Southern Poverty Law Center, Chief Operating Officer at Amnesty International USA, and Director of Development for Greenpeace U.S. while at Greenpeace for 15 years. Danny has experience managing all aspects of fundraising, human resources, information technology, and facilities.  

 

Ralph Schmidt-Liermann 
Ralph served the FSC International’s Board of Directors from 2016 to 2021. Over the past 25 years, Ralph has had a strong involvement in the growth of the Uruguayan forest industry and the development of responsible forest management practices; he has also been involved in international socio-economic and productive development projects in various regions of the world. He is now an independent consultant for international forest companies and organizations focusing on responsible forest management and sustainability. 

Privacy Statement

FSC Investments and Partnerships (FSC I&P) is an independent, registered U.S. 501(c)(3) charity and was formed to bring together people, foundations, and corporations who share the vision and values of responsible forest management. 

FSC Investments and Partnerships 
P.O. Box 31831 
Seattle, WA 98103 
Phone: +1 (360) 797-9073 

donate@fsc.org

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