Director, Conservation Finance
Nature Conservancy of Canada
Rob Wilson joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in 2007, after more than 18 years with the TD Bank Financial Group, and is currently the director of conservation finance at NCC. He is responsible for leading NCC’s conservation finance-related programs that support NCC’s nature-based, natural climate solutions work, with a particular focus on carbon finance. In particular, he has been involved for more than a decade in the development and management of one of North America’s largest and most highly certified forest carbon and conservation projects, known as Darkwoods, located in British Columbia.
Rob is involved in a number of large-scale, land conservation programs in his work at NCC, with a focus on designing impact-based approaches by which to attract greater private capital into nature-based solutions projects across the country.
Rob has been an active member of two previous provincial Forest Carbon Policy working groups, designing provincial offset protocols, and was also involved in the creation of the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a bachelor’s degree in political science, a resource management diploma from its Faculty of Forestry and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management.