Robert Bonnie is the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment. At USDA, Bonnie oversees the Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service on a variety of natural resource issues, working closely with the Farm Service Agency. He also served as Senior Advisor to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for environment and climate change. Prior to joining USDA, Mr. Bonnie was vice president for land conservation for the Environmental Defense Fund where he focused on developing incentives to reward farmers, ranchers and forest owners for stewardship activities on private lands. Mr. Bonnie has master degrees in forestry and resource economics from Duke University. He grew up on a farm in Kentucky and now lives in Virginia.
Host Dan Loney is joined by Robert Bonnie (Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, United States Department of Agriculture), Ananya Sen (5th year PhD student at the Toulouse School of Economics), Zack Stiefler (Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bungalow Insurance), Tom Austin (Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer, Bugalow Insurance), Iwan Barankay (Associate Management Professor, The Wharton School), Erwann Michel-Kerjan (Executive Director of the Risk Management and Decision Processes Center; Chairman of the OECD Secretary-General Board on Financial Management of Catastrophes, The Wharton School), and Pinar Yildirim (Assistant Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School) on the Tuesday, August 11, 2015 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.