Forest Trends, a Washington, D.C.-based international nonprofit organization led by Michael Jenkins
’88 M.F., was one of nine organizations to receive
the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.
The awards recognize nonprofit organizations that are engaged in the MacArthur Foundation’s core work, including the defense of human rights and advancing global conservation and security.
, which helps develop tools that capitalize on the economic value of forests and other ecosystems, received a $1 million award.
Working with the forestry, financial and energy sectors, governments, environmental groups and indigenous communities, Forest Trends has helped advance new policies, initiative, and institutions that bring environmental conservation into business and governmental decisions.