Sean Penrith

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Sean Penrith

CEO
Gordian Knot Strategies

Sean was born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa. He has travelled a deep trajectory of sustainability and climate change over the past two decades. He has built both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations around the globe that enabled him to develop his acumen for strategy development, company building, sustainability, ESG, triple-bottom-line risk management, climate change, environmental policy, climate finance, impact investing, and environmental markets. Sean was an advisor to the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM) in 2022 and 2023.

Gordian Knot Strategies (GKS) is a consulting firm in Portland, Oregon that specializes in strategic problem-solving, particularly focused on harnessing natural climate solutions. GKS’ expertise lies in climate finance, impact funds, and carbon markets, and their work spans various sectors, including wetlands carbon, forestry, renewable energy, dairy bio digesters, grasslands, regenerative oceans, and climate-smart agriculture. GKS serves clients that include corporations, agencies, endowments, impact investor groups, NGOs, and consortiums based in Africa, Europe, South American, and the U.S.


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The Emergence of New Investors into Forestry and Nature

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Incorporating Carbon Incomes and The Use of Carbon Markets

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