Head of Sustainability Policy & Engagement, Indigo Ag
As Head of Sustainability Policy & Engagement at Indigo Ag, Max co-leads a team whose responsibilities include the development of carbon accounting methodologies, MRV for carbon projects, strategic engagement with external partners, building reputation and positioning within the carbon market, and engaging with corporate customers for sustainability solutions. In 2020 he led the development and approval of the VCS VM0042 Methodology for Improved Agricultural Land Management and was an active member of the stakeholder working group for the CAR Soil Enrichment Protocol. Prior to joining Indigo, he was Policy Director at the Climate Action Reserve, where he spent 11 years. He is an expert and thought leader on the development and implementation of rigorous offset project protocols, developing many key policy and technical approaches that underpin the voluntary and compliance offset markets in North America. He has a Masters in corporate environmental management and eco-entrepreneurship from the Bren School at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a BS in Biology from Davidson College.