Thomas (Tom) Murtha is enjoying the world and working to keep the world enjoyable. He resides in both New York City and Norfolk, Connecticut and is working with many others to transition to a new story where we make a more regenerative, inclusive, kinder, beautiful, and diverse world possible. His service on the advisory boards of This-Is-My-Earth and the Alliance for a Viable Future focuses on biodiversity conservation and leadership for social change, respectively. At Preventable Surprises, his work focuses on forceful stewardship and corporate engagement to address the systemic risk of the climate emergency and biodiversity loss. After retiring from the Nature Conservancy (TNC), Tom continues actions initiated at TNC to help corporations address impacts and assume necessary responsibility for conservation and preservation of biodiversity and living natural systems.
In an earlier part of his story, Tom worked as an analyst and investment banker in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and New York for the investment bank Jardine Fleming, a joint venture between Hong Kong trading company Jardine Matheson and UK investment bank Robert Fleming. At T. Rowe Price Associates in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Tom was a portfolio manager for the International Stock Fund and the Global Technology Fund. Tom is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and earned an MPA degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University and, MA and BS degrees, in economics and mathematics, respectively, from Ohio University. His publications include op-eds in Institutional Investor, Pensions and investments, Greenbiz.com, and the Huffington Post. Tom and his spouse Elizabeth Knowles actively support the Norfolk Land Trust and Great Mountain Forest in Connecticut’s northwest corner. Tom also serves on the advisory board of Climate and Forest Capital.