Shanghai studio Ares Partners has converted a group of disused farm buildings into a boutique resort nestled among the rocky pinnacles of China's Yangshuo County (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Conservation Internatio​nal (CI) announced today that its President, Gary Edson, is stepping down, after having helped strengthen operations, strategy and program deliver​y. Edson is leaving to pursue new public and…

Conservation Internatio​nal (CI) announced today that its President, Gary Edson, is stepping down, after having helped strengthen operations, strategy and program deliver​y. Edson is leaving to pursue new public and private sector opportunities, but will remain engaged with CI as an advisor.

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Edson joined CI after serving as CEO of the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund and Managing Director of Baker & McKenzie Compliance Consulting LLC. He was Deputy National Security Advisor in the George W. Bush White House.

 

Edson will become Principal of Civic Enterprises, a public policy and strategy firm that develops solutions on education, national service, health, environment and other U.S and global challenges.  He will also be Senior Advisor at Total Impact Capital.

 

“The board and I are grateful to Gary for his stewardship,” said co-founder, Chairman, and CEO Peter Seligmann. “We benefited from his strategic, results-oriented approach, and are pleased that we will continue to benefit from his advice.”

 

“It has been a privilege to work with the talented team at CI,” said Edson. “Their creativity has put CI at the cutting edge of global conservation. I look forward to continuing to support their efforts even as I take on new challenges.”

 

About Conservation International (CI)

 

Since 1987, Conservation International has been working to improve human well-being through the care of nature. With the guiding principle that nature doesn’t need people, but people need nature for food, water, health and livelihoods—CI works with more than 1,000 partners around the world to ens ure a healthy, more prosperous planet that supports the well-being of people. Learn more about CI and the “Nature Is Speaking ” campaign, and follow CI’s work on FacebookTwitter and YouTube

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