Indufor North America is a management consulting firm and trusted partner to leading public, nonprofit, and private clients advancing an environmentally and socially sustainable bioeconomy in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
We serve clients in the forest industry, conservation, impact investment and international development sectors. Our mission is to provide insights and experience to clients, upholding the values of sustainable forests, landscapes, and livelihoods.
We provide services along three core business lines:
|Supporting enhanced decision-making
||Facilitating strategic change
||Monitoring and evaluating progress
Indufor North America is the newest company in the Indufor Group, which has a 40-year history of providing substantive, high-quality consulting services to the forest products industry, investment and donor communities, government, and non-profit organizations. Our offices in Finland, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States work together to generate positive impacts for our clients, the environment, and project stakeholders.
Our team in the United States
Head of Climate and Sustainability (North America)
Daphne Yin advises on policy, investment, business, and community-driven solutions to strengthen the resilience of rural landscapes and ensure sustainable sourcing of forestry and agricultural products in North America, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. She leads Indufor North America's sustainability services, including work on environmental and social due diligence and monitoring, technical assistance, and program evaluation and learning. She has advised on enhancing environmental and social performance and standards along the investment/project cycle of forestry and agricultural programs for public sector, private sector, and nonprofit clients. She serves as the environmental and social specialist for the European Investment Bank’s forest-climate lending portfolio in China.
Daphne previously worked at Forest Trends where she coauthored industry-leading reports on forest carbon finance and voluntary carbon markets. Her other prior experience includes work on advancing sustainable land use and climate solutions with organizations including Project Drawdown, UNIQUE land use, and Environmental Financial Products. She holds a Master in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Environment and a Bachelor in Political Science from the University of Chicago.
Managing Director of Indufor North America
Jeffrey Hatcher is the Managing Director of Indufor North America, which provides sustainability and investment consulting services to public and private clients. He previously served as Director of Global Programs for the Rights and Resources Group where he led analytical projects on forest tenure policies, climate change, and investment risks. He began his career at the FAO Emergency and Land Tenure services in Sudan supporting the implementation of the land policy provisions of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and land restitution for internally displaced people. He holds an MBA with a focus on finance from INSEAD, an MA in Development Studies from the University of Pavia, and a BA in International Relations from the College of William and Mary.
Sam is an Analyst at Indufor North America. His current work centers on tropical forest protection and governance, including supporting analyses and evaluations of donor funding for conservation programming. Prior to joining Indufor, he worked as an economic consultant for Analysis Group, where he conducted financial and economic analyses for public and private sector clients. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in statistics and economics from Northwestern University.
Priscilla Santos is a climate change expert with over 15 years supporting the development and evaluation of climate policies and finance mechanisms to enhance forest governance and collaborative climate action. She has advised governments, donors, international organizations, development cooperation agencies, impact investors and NGOs on decision-making processes and advocacy strategies to increase climate ambition at multiple levels. Priscilla is experienced in assessing climate and forest funds, payment for environmental services and REDD+ legal frameworks, and social and environmental safeguards to secure the rights of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities. As a consultant, she has collaborated with partners such as The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Principles for Responsible Investment, German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA), Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI), Ford Foundation and WWF International, focusing on the improvement of climate policy and finance and their connections with forests and land use, gender equality and human rights, particularly in Brazil and Latin America.
Previously, she served as Senior Advisor on Adaptation to Climate Change in Brazil's Presidency Secretariat of Strategic Affairs, and on Climate Change and Forests in the Norwegian Embassy in Brasilia. Priscilla holds a Master of Science in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy from the University of Oxford, and is a lawyer specialized in Environmental and Urban Law. She was born and raised in the Brazilian Amazon and speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian.
Karena leads Indufor’s work on community-centered conservation and organizational design, management and implementation with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy. She recently served as the Technical Lead and Stakeholder Engagement Specialist for the Land Trust Alliance’s Common Ground Initiative. Common Ground was a national listening and learning initiative designed to create a dynamic exchange of information with a diverse array of community institutions and sectors about how the land can help communities thrive. In a multi-year undertaking, she has worked with the Alliance to operationalize these insights and recommendations across the organization. She also leads on conservation finance projects focused on improving the capacity of public and non-profit clients to access and deploy funding, and track the impact of investments over time.
Previous to her time at Indufor, she worked at the National Park Foundation as an Executive Fellow to shepherd the organization's strategic plan and co-lead on the development of a collaborative landscape conservation initiative with the National Park Service. Mahung has also had experience working with organizations in the northeast US including the Downeast Lakes Land Trust, Mass Audubon and Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Ms. Mahung holds a Master's in Environmental Management from Yale School of Environment. She lives in Washington, DC and is originally from Punta Gorda, Belize.
Alexandre Corriveau Bourque is a natural resource and land rights specialist. His work focuses on finding opportunities to secure and strengthen the tenure rights of Indigenous peoples and other local communities. He also specializes in working with different stakeholders to collaboratively design projects that "do no harm” to local rights and livelihoods, integrating aspects of collaborative dispute resolution into program design to ensure transparency, mutual accountability, and just, equitable outcomes.
He holds a Master’s (MA) in Geography and a Bachelor’s (BA) in Anthropology and International Development from McGill University in Montréal, Canada.
Miranti Zulkifli holds a Master's degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Environment (previously Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies) specializing in forest management. She has more than 10 years of professional experience in the forestry sector and climate change issues. Her career started when she worked for the Government of Indonesia, in which she assisted in policy making, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation for the forestry sector. After retiring from the government office in 2019, she has continued her career as an independent consultant for various international organizations focusing on forest governance, forest conservation, and climate issues. Her expertise covers developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development policies and plans, as well as managing budget efficiency, particularly for forestry and conservation. She is currently based in Jakarta. Her native language is Bahasa Indonesia, and she is also fluent in English.
Finance and Administrative Assistant
Edylyn Anaen is the Finance and Administrative Assistant for Indufor North America. She provides administrative and financial support, supporting project management and ongoing efforts to maintain and improve systems and processes. Prior to joining Indufor, Edylyn worked in the fields of building construction and IT, with extensive experience in project management and human resource management.
Michael is a Consultant at Indufor North America. His work centers on forest and natural resource governance and the use of data to develop custom-built tools to improve decision-making. Recently he supported Rainforest Foundation Norway in building a model of financial flows to tropical forest protection. He has previously worked with NASA, the World Food Programme, and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society on climate, disaster, and food security linkages. He holds a Masters in Climate and Society from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s in International Relations from American University. He speaks English and Spanish.