Benjamin Bartley

National (2018)

Business Development Senior Manager


Personal pronouns: He, him, his

Hello all. I work for a verifier of corporate climate mitigation actions -- when a company tries to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with their supply chain (Scope 3 GHG emissions), we verify whether such action actually happened, whether the impact was conservatively estimated, etc. Prior to that, I was a project developer for a non-profit that monitored, quantified, reported, and monetized the ecosystem services farmers generate from regenerative agriculture.

My professional life has always involved food and agriculture -- prior to working in the nexus of climate change and agriculture, my career focused on strengthening regional food systems. I was a Cooperative Extension Educator with Penn State University, where I lead my team's Food Systems and Local Food Programming. Prior to that, I was the Value Chain Specialist for La Montañita Co-op, a retail cooperative and regional food distributor in New Mexico. In this capacity, I identified and facilitated market opportunities for local farmers and ranchers, in addition to providing technical assistance around food safety and wholesale buyer expectations. I was also the Food Access Director at the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture in Washington, DC.

I have more than eighteen years of experience in the food industry, including professional development at the Culinary Institute of America and the University of Vermont’s Food Hub Management program. I have a Masters of Business Administration from Drexel University and a Masters in Ecosystem Management and Administration from Penn State University.