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Ricardo Bayon

Encourage Capital

Ricardo Bayon - Encourage Capital

Ricardo Bayon is a Founder and Partner of Encourage Capital, an asset management firm focused on profitable and strategic investments to solve critical social and environmental problems. Prior to the merger, he was a Co-founder of EKO Asset Management Partners. Previously, he helped found and served as the Managing Director of "Ecosystem Marketplace," a website and information service covering emerging environmental markets. In that capacity he co-authored a number of publications on voluntary carbon markets. Ricardo has carried out consulting work for a number of organisations, including Insight Investments, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank, IUCN, The Nature Conservancy, and Domini Social Investment. His articles have appeared in publications such as The Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, and the International Herald Tribune. He has also written numerous publications and chapters on mitigation banking, biodiversity markets, markets for water quality, and other environmental markets.