Robert is a forest carbon and ecological restoration expert who has been working with the Brinkman Group for over 25 years, during which time he co-founded the technical and restoration divisions.
Robert is an expert forestry analyst, focusing on natural system valuation and the economics of sustainability, including through the integration of timber, grasslands, soil and other natural systems with carbon values. Robert is the lead author of a range of carbon sequestration protocols, methodologies and project design documents. He has developed many protocols including a REDD methodology under the Voluntary Carbon Standards for the World Bank BioCarbon Fund 2010, as well as a risk mitigation carbon asset structure for REDD carbon assets in British Columbia, Canada, in 2010. In addition, Robert has worked on many international forest carbon projects including projects in Zambia, Indonesia, Tanzania and Honduras.
Robert is also an established artist who provides finance and marketing consulting services to arts non-profits, and sits on a number of corporate and non-profit boards, including the Society for Ecological Restoration – Western Canada.