More than ever, the health and prosperity of individuals, communities, and nations are deeply intertwined with the natural ecosystems that sustain them. The great challenge of this century is to meet the growing demand for food, fresh water, energy, and other resources that advance human development while protecting our ecosystems. Meeting this challenge requires finding solutions at the intersection of human and natural systems. Our work — with businesses, governments, foundations, and non-profits — recognizes the interdependency of human progress and the environment to protect the world’s most vulnerable people and ecosystems. Our expertise includes strategy and policy design, partnership building and creation of financing models. 

New Yorkers’ contributions to a greener, greater city: A behavioral impact study

New York City is one of the first and largest cities in the United States to recognize the importance of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to commit to leading by example.

In 2007, under the leadership of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the City launched PlaNYC, an unprecedented effort to make New York City a greener, greater city and prepare for the economic opportunities and environmental challenges ahead. At the heart of PlaNYC is a commitment to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.

Mark Freedman

Mark Freedman is a Partner in Dalberg’s New York office. Prior to joining Dalberg, he spent 27 years at BCG, where he was a senior partner in New York and Paris. Among other roles, Mark was BCG’s global leader for Industrial Goods, as well as founder and leader of the infrastructure and water practices. Mark was also active in both the public sector and in social impact while at BCG and led the firm’s partnership with Save the Children International. Before BCG, Mark spent 7 years with Save the Children-US, primarily in Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Zimbabwe.

Why a cross-value chain approach is key to tackling plastics pollution

The last few months have seen a new wave of public outrage over marine plastic pollution.

Malavika Jain Bambawale

Malavika is a Partner based in Dalberg’s Singapore office. Her experience includes projects in clean energy, smart cities, sustainable agriculture, and climate change and low carbon infrastructure development.

Prior to joining Dalberg, she led Accenture’s Strategy & Sustainability Practice in ASEAN. With her team, she delivered projects on smart cities, the adoption of energy-efficient technologies, new energy strategies, and traceability in agri-business and consumer goods. 

Slippery slope: protecting Pirin from unsustainable recreation and logging

Pirin National Park, one of Europe’s most important biodiversity hotspots, has suffered irreparable damage from the construction and expansion of Bansko ski resort, reveals a WWF report published today. The analysis finds that the ski resort, approved by Bulgaria’s government in 2000, has also compromised Pirin’s long-term economic value and delivered a mixed economic impact to date.

How solar power can be made even more attractive for Africa

I was born and raised in Kenya, a child of the city brought up with a deep love for my ancestral home of Oyani. Nestled between Lake Victoria and the Maasai Mara, it was a place we fondly referred to as “the promised land”.

Inyenyeri and Dalberg form a new partnership to bring clean cookstoves to sub-Saharan Africa

Inyenyeri, an organization dedicated to bringing clean cookstoves to Rwanda, is working with Dalberg to improve access to clean cookstoves.

Raw Talks Interviews Yana Kakar

Dalberg Advisors' Global Managing Partner Yana Kakar discusses how to sustainably transform the latent value of mining, oil and gas into development with Raw Talks. 



Developing the Field of Planetary Health

We worked with the Rockefeller Foundation to develop a new approach to addressing global human health challenges by understanding the underlying environmental foundations for health. We then identified specific entry points for investment. This new approach - Planetary Health - seeks to uncover new solutions to entrenched as well as emerging health challenges in developed and developing countries.

Supporting Sustainable Fisheries


Making small-scale fisheries sustainable is an urgent ecological, economic and social challenge.

Ocean fisheries are one of our most important and resilient resources, yet they are in crisis. Nearly 40% of fisheries have collapsed or are overexploited, risking the livelihoods and food security of billions of people and pressuring countless species in the world’s most bio-diverse waters.