October 4, 2012 casper


Brett Jenks is President and CEO of Rare, a US-based conservation group. Jenks oversees Rare’s global effort to equip people in the world’s most biologically diverse areas with the tools and motivation they need to protect their natural resources. Jenks leads Rare’s organizational development, from strategic planning to program development and fundraising. Under his leadership, Rare has grown over 1,000 percent; expanded to five continents and reached six million people; and formed worldwide partnerships with the leading environmental NGOs. Rare has won four Social Capitalist Awards from Fast Company magazine, which honors organizations that combine savvy business models with solutions to pressing social needs. Brett has worked in the field of tropical conservation and rural education since 1992. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Massachusetts and holds an M.B.A. with honors from Georgetown University.