Investment banking advisory firm Centerview Partners announced the appointment of ESG, sustainable finance and corporate sustainability veteran Mark Tercek as a Senior Advisor, in a move aimed at expanding the firm’s ESG capabilities.

Robert Pruzan, Co-Founder of Centerview, said:

“Mark is the ideal partner to help Centerview support clients on their most critical ESG considerations. His far-sighted approach to ESG issues combined with his business acumen will be of great value to our clients as they seek to shape their businesses strategically and financially as corporate stewards of stakeholder interests.”

Tercek served as Managing Director and Partner at Goldman Sachs, where he developed the firm’s environmental strategy and led its Environmental Markets Group, in addition to leading several of the firm’s practice areas, including Corporate Finance, Real Estate Investment Banking and Equity Capital Markets, and the firm’s leadership development. After Goldman, he served as CEO of the Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest global conservation organization, where he led a $7 billion fundraising campaign and established its gender, diversity, equity and inclusion (DGEI) department. Currently, Tercek advises companies, investors, and NGOs on their environmental strategies.

As an advisor, Tercek has served on the boards and councils of several global organizations, including Resources for the Future’s President’s Council, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and Harvard Business School’s Social Enterprise Initiative, and the Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health, among others. Currently, he serves on Williams College Board of Trustees. 

Blair Effron, Co-Founder of Centerview, said:

“Mark is a purpose-driven leader with strong conviction in the impactful role businesses play in shaping our future. His insights and expertise will add great value to companies navigating complex and ever-changing ESG issues. We look forward to Mark’s contributions to support a range of companies across the energy sector and other industries as businesses adapt and transform in the coming years.”

Tercek, added:

“I am thrilled to join Centerview as ESG increasingly affects corporate valuation and reputation. I look forward to playing an active role working alongside Blair, Robert, and the rest of the team to help companies align business with purpose and create value for all stakeholders.”