Episode 5

Amrita Vatsal on Climate Smart Forestry

Nov 18, 2020

Jeff Shafer, CEO of CommonGood Capital, speaks with Amrita Vatsal, Managing Director of Business Development at EFM – a forestry-based real asset investment and management company – about her life and career, the power of capital and stewardship as it relates to protecting our precious natural resources, parenting, and finally – her tennis game.

A New Lens with CommonGood Capital
A New Lens with CommonGood Capital
#5 - Amrita Vatsal on Climate Smart Forestry
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Guest

Amrita Vatsal
Managing Director of Business Development at EFM
Amrita joined EFM in 2011 and is a member of EFM’s management team. As a member of EFM's investment committee, she contributes to property sourcing, transaction structuring, conservation finance, and carbon project development. Prior to EFM, Amrita was an Assistant Manager with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Singapore for 5 years and she subsequently cultivated a passion for financing the growth of environmental business while working for Piper Jaffray’s clean-tech banking group. Her love for forests began during a stint in Indonesia where she helped develop a carbon project on 200,000 hectares of pristine tropical peat forest. She is a Fellow of the Erb Institute and graduated from the University of Michigan with an MBA and an MS in Natural Resources.

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