Kristin Rechberger is CEO of Dynamic Planet, a firm that helps advance and invest in markets that restore nature. Through a combination of new business models, blended finance, cutting-edge technology, public-private partnerships, and leadership engagement, we help develop conservation businesses that maximize environmental, social and economic returns to regenerate landscapes, seascapes and communities.
Prior to founding Dynamic Planet in 2012, Kristin was Senior Vice President of Global Programs and Partnerships at the National Geographic Society, where over 14 years she helped lead its global expansion and impact through the launch and growth of its international cable channels, corporate partnerships, leadership gifts, and research, conservation, exploration, and education programs. Before National Geographic, Kristin lived in Seoul, Korea as a Luce Foundation Fellow and traveled extensively throughout Asia for four more years, designing inclusive educational systems and producing documentary films.
In 2009 Kristin was selected as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, where she has served on the Advisory Council and working groups including oceans, the circular economy, and the future of global development. She is an active advisory board member of National Geographic’s Pristine Seas, the Smithsonian’s Earth Optimism
Kristin has a public policy degree and documentary film certificate from Duke University and has completed executive programs at Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Oxford. She is certified with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
David Prieto is a resilience strategist who has witnessed climate change as an environmental crisis growing up in Spain; a social justice issue working with communities in the Arctic and Pacific; and financial risk advising companies in the United States. Since 2013, David has helped implement sustainability solutions across corporate, investor, and policy transformations seeking ‘future-proof’ models. He has advised Fortune 500 companies, multilateral institutions, and nonprofit organizations regarding climate risk assessments, power purchase agreements, nature-based solutions, and environmental, social and governance disclosures. David is a Fulbright scholar and fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He earned a M.S. from Columbia University and B.A. from the University of London.
Prior to joining Dynamic Planet, Santiago received a B.A. in environmental economics from Middlebury College. After spending a semester studying abroad in Córdoba, Argentina, he completed an internship at the Social Protection and Health division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). At the IDB, Santiago researched the health and long-term care needs of elderly populations in El Salvador and Chile in support of the Bank’s report on aging and physical dependency in Latin America.
Before graduating from Middlebury, Santiago conducted an independent study of public transit systems in western Vermont, with the goal of increasing access to public bus services among rural communities and migrant farmworkers. He also worked during his senior year to redesign the waste sorting system at Middlebury Union High School to encourage composting and recycling.
Santiago currently lives in Washington, DC.