World Resources Institute
John-Rob Pool is a project coordinator II with the Global Restoration Initiative team. His work supports the process to inspire, scale and implement efforts to restore degraded and deforested land back to economic, social and environmental productivity.
Prior to joining WRI, John-Rob worked in financial project management at Simon-Kucher & Partners, a strategy and marketing consultancy in London. He has also worked as a writer for Mongabay — a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about environmental and social issues through the development of journalism and education initiatives — where he authored and published a number of articles covering a range of topics in Africa, Asia, and South America, such as natural resource management, conservation policy, sustainability, and ecology. He gained exposure to the non-profit world through his time at Greenpeace USA where he contributed to campaign operations and research. He has also worked on the issues and solutions surrounding illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, for Stop Illegal Fishing, an African based organization committed to ending the devastating impacts of illegal fishing across all African fisheries.
John-Rob holds a Bachelor Science in Zoology and Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Biodiversity and Conservation, both from Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. In addition, he has a Master of Science in Environmental Policy from the University of Oxford, where he was a student of St Edmund Hall.
Outside of work, John-Rob enjoys travelling, reading, horse riding, tennis, running, swimming and most other sports. Above all, he enjoys being outdoors and in nature.