Project Director, Conservation Investments
The Nature Conservancy
Sarah leads the California Chapter of The Nature Conservancy’s work in environmental economics and conservation finance. Before joining the Conservancy in 2015, she was a consultant at Blu Skye, where she advised Fortune 500 companies on opportunities for incorporating sustainability into their business models. Previously, Ms. Heard was a consultant in the Sustainable Development group of AECOM, where she helped launch their environmental economics practice, and staffed the Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee of the Massachusetts legislature. Ms. Heard has Masters degrees in Public Policy and Environmental Planning from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Political Science from Amherst College.