Strategic Projects Manager, Trust for Nature
Marnie Lassen works with Trust for Nature, Victoria’s dedicated private land conservation agency. In her role as Strategic Projects Manager, Marnie is responsible for leading strategy, innovation and the development of new conservation finance opportunities and partnerships. Marnie’s professional career has been split between Australia and the US, working in conservation in both countries and practising as an environmental and planning lawyer in Los Angeles. She holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University. In 2015 Marnie participated in The Nature Conservancy’s Coda and Barbara Thomas Fellowship program investigating how conservation is funded in North America. In 2017 Marnie was selected for the Kinship Conservation Fellowship program in the US, where she studied market-based solutions that address environmental challenges.
Measuring the true value of private land conservation – a case study
National Australia Bank and Trust for Nature commissioned world-leading natural capital valuation consultant, Trucost, to quantify the value that Trust for Nature’s permanent protection programs provide. Increasingly, conservation organisations like Trust for Nature are seeking tools that allow them to describe the benefits of their work in economic as well as ecological terms. The pilot […]