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Private Equity Investor, Allotrope Ventures, East Bay, CA

Marc Stuart is a private equity investor in the carbon and clean energy space. His firm, Allotrope Ventures, seeks out early stage opportunities in technology and execution platforms that are positioned to thrive in the transition to the low carbon economy.

Prior to Allotrope, Marc co-founded EcoSecurities in 1997 and departed in the spring of 2010, following transition to full integration as a subsidiary of JP Morgan. With offices in 16 countries, EcoSecurities was a globally leading developer of greenhouse gas reduction projects and was publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange until it was purchased by JP Morgan in 2009. Marc was Director of New Business Development and also headed up the firms Government and Regulatory Affairs Group, providing the firms positions within the evolving policy and regulatory processes of the UN, EU, US and elsewhere. He has more than 16 years experience of international business development experience in carbon markets and clean energy development across more than 30 countries.

He sat for three years on the Board of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and was the Chair of IETA’s Project Developers Working Group. Outside the compliance carbon market, he is on the Board of the Voluntary Carbon Standard Association and co-chairs the VCS’s Forestry and Land-Use Projects working group. He was one of the founders of the US-based Coalition for Emission Reduction Projects (USCERP) and sits on the Advisory Boards of REEX Capital Asia (formerly the Singapore Renewable Energy Exchange) and Ecosystem marketplace.com. He is currently serving a two year term as one of two private sector observers to the World Bank’s $5B Clean Technology Fund. In January of 2009, he was named one of 30 “Green Heroes” by CNBC European Business magazine.

He has written extensively on a variety of aspects around the emergent GHG emission regime and is a frequent speaker and interview subject on global emissions trading and project based emissions reductions. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, the London School of Economics and the Claremont Graduate University. He lives in Northern California with his wife and two children.

In addition to CSF, Marc also sits on the board of directors for the Sustainable Fisheries Project.