Steve Baczko - Managing Director, North America
Steve brings 15 years of management, strategic consulting and business development experience working in environmental markets, sustainability, international business and entrepreneurial ventures both in the private and NGO sectors. Steve currently serves as the North American Managing Director for NatureBank, where he manages project origination, commercial engagements and strategic partnerships for the AB 32 market, international forest conservation, agroforestry and emerging ecosystem markets.
Prior to joining Offsetters, Steve was Head of New Markets and Senior Manager of Global Consulting services for EcoSecurities, one of the largest developers of emission reduction projects for the global carbon markets. While at EcoSecurities, Steve managed business development, corporate strategy and marketing for voluntary and pre-compliance carbon markets and successfully built a portfolio of Fortune 500 clients, commercial partners and new products within the international carbon markets.
Prior to joining EcoSecurities, Steve worked at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private investment branch of the World Bank. While at the IFC, Steve helped launch the Grassroots Business Initiative which provides financing, technical assistance and export marketing services to social enterprises throughout the developing world. Before joining the IFC, Steve lived and worked in Vietnam as the Commercial Director for a mass-market manufacturer of natural fiber products, principally for IKEA. Steve’s international work experience includes SouthEast Asia, Latin America and Africa. Steve holds a BA from Georgetown University and serves on the advisory board for One Energy.