Adam Gibbon

Chief Technical Officer & Investment Director

Adam Gibbon specialises in the design and development of REDD+ and sustainable agriculture projects and strategies that conserve biodiversity and promote sustainable livelihoods in the tropics and subtropics.

Adam has extensive experience with both sustainable agriculture and voluntary carbon market standards. He has contributed to the development of numerous standards including being a lead technical author of the Verified Carbon Standard’s Jurisdictional and Nested REDD (JNR) Initiative and a technical author of the Sustainable Agriculture Network’s Climate Module. He is a registered VCS Agriculture Forestry and Other Landuse expert as well as a VCS JNR expert.

Adam has designed and developed a number of projects focused on sustainable commodity production (tea, coffee, cocoa) and the creation of economic value from ecosystem services that are maintained or improved.

Before joining the Fund, Adam was a manager within PwC’s Sustainability and Climate Change team. In this team he worked with corporate and government clients on the design, sustainable financing, and monitoring of programs to improve land use practices, reduce deforestation and improve livelihoods. Prior to this, Adam was Technical Manager of Rainforest Alliance’s Climate Program. There he was responsible for leading and managing the technical aspects of Rainforest Alliance’s climate related activities across auditing, forestry and agriculture divisions. He was also a senior lead auditor on over 30 voluntary carbon standard engagements.

Adam has a BSc in Natural Sciences from Durham University and an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from Oxford University.