Steve Zwick

Current Activities:

Translating the economics of sustainable land use into simple language for a mainstream audience – because, let’s face it, if the mainstream doesn’t get it, we’ll never fix this mess.

Bio:

Steve Zwick edits Ecosystem Marketplace, an online news service that reports on market-based solutions to environmental problems.  EM is published by non-governmental organization Forest Trends and funded by a diverse array of NGOs, governmental agencies, and private companies.  In addition to EM, he also contributes to mainstream publications like Forbes and financial publications like Futures  on a regular basis, as well as to a diverse array of publications geared to a more mainstream audience.

A native of Chicago, Steve began contributing to EM in 2006, after more than a decade writing about sustainable business for publications such as Time and Fortune. Steve’s background combines journalism, business and the environment—he studied journalism at Northwestern, worked as a runner at the Chicago Board of Trade, became a futures trader and then got involved in local environmental campaigns, which led to his writing career. He divides his time between Chicago and the Netherlands.

Interests:

  1. The economics of sustainable land use and innovative financing to internalize externalities.
  2. Looking for groundbreaking pilot projects, lessons-learned, anything concrete that can be used to test the ideas we have been writing about for years.

Email: SZwick[at]forest-trends.org

Twitter: @ZwickSteve