Matthew Spencer

Global Director, Landscapes, Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH)

Matthew Spencer is Global Director, Landscapes at IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative, overseeing a business unit that includes regional landscape teams in Asia, Africa, Latin America, a Landscape Finance team and a Markets team.

Matthew trained in environmental biology, began his career working on forest protection in Ecuador and has spent 30 years working in the not-for-profit sector. Before IDH, Matthew worked as Strategy Director for Oxfam, served as Director of Green Alliance, where he secured government agreement for the UK’s coal-fired power station phase out, and was founding CEO of Regen, where he brokered an expansion of renewable energy projects.