Jeffrey Milder is Director of Global Programs at the Rainforest Alliance. In this role, he collaborates with RA’s partners to design and implement global-scale programs to foster sustainable supply chains and sustainable landscapes, including the Accountability Framework initiative and LandScale. He also directs Rainforest Alliance’s Science & Impacts team, which works to assess and improve the impacts of RA’s certification programs and support evidence-based decision-making.
Prior to joining Rainforest Alliance in 2012, Milder worked as a researcher, project manager, and policy advisor to design and evaluate conservation and sustainable land use interventions in North America, Latin America, and East Africa. He has also published widely in leading scientific journals on topics including standards and certification, integrated landscape management, agroecology, and payments for ecosystem services. Milder holds PhD and MSc degrees in Natural Resources from Cornell University and a BA in Earth Sciences from Harvard University.