Molly Bartlett

Molly Bartlett is a lawyer with extensive executive experience in community based international conservation. From 2015 through 2023, she was the Executive Director of the International Conservation Fund of Canada (ICFC) reporting to its Board of Directors, with overall responsibility for managing a distributed leadership team, overall strategy, communications, land acquisitions, and program design. In this role she helped deliver biodiversity conservation in terrestrial and marine ecosystems through over 40 local organizations in 28 countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. She led a reorganization of ICFC, including the establishment of a US affiliate, and a subsequent expansion resulting in overall donor revenue growth of 300%.

She previously was a senior executive within the Clinton Foundation’s Climate Initiative (CCI) as Director of its Forestry Program, which had projects in Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Vietnam, and Indonesia. In this role she led collaborative programs with national governments and rural communities to develop large scale avoided deforestation, reforestation and landscape restoration projects for climate resilience and biodiversity conservation. Her team also established Moja Global, a non-profit entity to house and maintain free open-source software tools to enable developing countries to affordably measure and manage their emissions from the land sector.

Prior to her international work, she served on the Town of Duxbury’s Conservation Commission which included oversight of the Duxbury Beach Management Plan. She served pro bono as Pilgrim Watch’s attorney during its 2006 challenge to the relicensing of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth.

She now serves as the President of the U.S. based International Conservation Fund. Bartlett has a master’s degree in molecular biology and a degree in environmental law. She divides her time between homes in Boston, and Gurnet Point in Plymouth.