InfiniteEARTH is dedicated to sustainability solutions that go beyond ‘carbon neutral’ and ‘sustainable’. We are committed to the development of economically viable solutions for climate change and environmental degradation by addressing one of the largest underlying drivers of deforestation: poverty.
InfiniteEARTH is a Hong Kong-based project development company specializing in conservation. The company was created in 2008 with the goal of creating the Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve in Central Kalimatan, Indonesia. Rimba Raya generates carbon credits from approximately 47,000 Ha, with the balance of the project area being buffer areas surrounding the carbon accounting area. Rimba Raya is one of the world’s largest REDD+ projects (Reduced emissions from avoided deforestation and degradation). The project works to eradicate deforestation, and promote conservation of local wildlife and sells carbon credits based on the carbon rich forest.
InfiniteEARTH projects focus on the preservation of endangered species habitat, High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) Forests, and national parks, through the creation of social and physical buffer zones.
All our projects are designed to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals by funding sustainable development in rural communities through capacity building, transfer of low-impact technologies such as solar or fuel-efficient cookstoves, aquaponics, agro-forestry (“jungle crop”) models, and social benefits programs such as health care and early childhood education materials.
REDD+ stands for countries’ efforts to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, and foster conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks.
At InfiniteEARTH, our ultimate mission is to move the world from an unsustainable extractive economy to a sustainable replacement economy by changing the way the world views the consumption and pricing of goods and services.
This starts by helping companies find creative ways of engaging their customers in the process of sustainability.
We believe that “Neutral” and “Sustainable” are simply not enough.
We would never use these terms to describe our product, our company, our brand or our stock price, let alone to describe our aspiration for our children’s futures. And yet, they are often tendered as acceptable benchmarks of success in the race to save the planet.
Jim found his true calling over a decade ago when he helped develop the first validated REDD+ project in the world, the highly acclaimed Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve located in Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan). Jim witnessed first-hand the struggle that exists between our consumption-based economic model and the devastation it often causes in the environment. He has dedicated his career to disrupting those models through the creation of economically viable alternatives.
Jim has over three decades of experience developing and managing successful startup businesses around the world in countries such as China and the United States. His expertise spans across several industries including conservation, entertainment, and sustainable fashion.
Director of Verification and Managing Director of Asia
Marco has extensive consulting experience in REDD+, deforestation-free agriculture, forestry investments, greenhouse gas analysis and life cycle assessment. In his capacity as Director of Project Operations at InfiniteEARTH, Marco led the process that saw Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve become the world’s first REDD+ project to achieve verification for all 17 SDGs under the Verra SD Vista standard, while maintaining it’s Triple Gold status under the CCB standards.
His journey in the forest carbon market began at Nature Services Peru, where he implemented a Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) scheme, with the aim to protect lowland rain forest of the Alto Madre de Dios watershed. As a Forest Specialist at the National Forest and Wildlife Service of the Ministry of Agriculture, Marco handled multiple legal authorizations relating to the access and management of forest and wildlife resources.
Marco obtained a Forest Engineering degree from the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina and received his MPhil in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge as a Chevening Scholar.
Talia Rickards has over twenty years working various businesses, and over ten years of experience specifically in operations management, primarily guiding start-ups to be self-sufficient and successful. She has a master’s degree in business and is well versed in business administration, with experience in the Maritime, Non-for Profit, and Export Trade industries.
Talia ensures process improvements result in lowering costs, enhancing quality, decreased cycle/lead times and reduced errors and omissions. She is also accomplished in utilizing Lean Six Sigma tools, Process Analysis and Redesign, Managing Cross-Functional Teams and Client-Relations to provide the highest level of customer service and executive support. She is fluent in Spanish and English.
John has been with InfiniteEARTH for over ten years working in Accounting and Special Projects. He is responsible for performing a full range of accounting activities and functions while maintaining record integrity.
He achieved an MBA in 1973 and accumulated extensive experience in both public and private accounting as well as in a variety of other business fields including Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Management, Research & Development and Quality Control. Before John joined InfiniteEARTH, he developed operational improvements in a variety of industries.
John has carried out critical functions in a dozen nations from Paraguay in South America to El Salvador in Central America, to México and on to Indonesia and China.
“Everything you want in life has a price connected to it. There’s a price to pay if you want to make things better and a price to pay just for leaving things as they are
— Author & Iconoclast, Harry Browne
Founder and Senior Advisor
Todd co-founded the Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve, an InfiniteEARTH project, after identifying Indonesia as one of the countries with the highest emissions due to the deforestation taking place there. After years of work to secure the land, the Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve was established in 2009.
Under Todd’s leadership, InfiniteEARTH became the developer of the World’s First Forest Carbon Accounting (REDD+) methodology, and Rimba Raya became the first REDD+ project to be validated under the VCS/CCB standard. The project went on to earn Triple Gold certification under the CCB standard, and was verified under SD Vista, earning the highest possible certification level by meeting all 17 UN SDGs.
Todd is currently serving as the lead architect of the “MarVivo Initiative.” MarVivo is focused on the development of a network of Mangrove Conservation Land Banks throughout the Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape from Mexico to Ecuador.
Press and Media
Carbon Streaming Announces Carbon Credit Stream Agreement On The Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve And Strategic Partnership With InfiniteEARTH Founders
3 Aug 2021 –Carbon Streaming Corporation
Rimba Raya Floating Clinic Supplying Health Care to the Community along the Seruyan River
3 May 2021 –ACN Newswire
REDD+ Projects are generating transformative benefits across the globe
15 April 2021 – Reddimpact.com
What’s in a Carbon Credit New tools help quantify the sustainable development benefits of carbon offset projects
8 March 2021 – EcosystemMarketplace.com
InfiniteEARTH included in recently published video wiki “Green Groups Helping To Offset Carbon Emissions”
2 January 2021 – AWiki.ezvid.com
InfiniteEARTH’s Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Becomes World’s First REDD+ Project verified under the Verra Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard and achieves highest rating, contributing to all 17 UN SDGs
22 September 2020 – AP News
An Inside View: Protecting a Forest from Palm Oil Conversion
21 March 2017 – Natural Capital Partners
Lacking Electricity, Pt. Rimba Raya Conservation Donates Solar Lanterns To Help Illuminate Villages In Seruyan Regency, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
28 June, 2016 – ACN Newswire
Indonesia’S Rimba Raya Redd+ Project Retains Triple Gold Status For Climate, Community And Biodiversity Benefits
28 September, 2015 – PR Newswire
PT Rimba Raya Conservation Dedicated To Forest Conservation In Indonesia
6 January, 2015 – ACN Newswire
PT Rimba Raya Conservation Hands Over Village Development Funds To Village Chiefs In Central Kalimantan
2 January, 2015 – ACN Newswire
PT Rimba Raya Conservation Acquires Seedlings From Local Communities For Replanting Program
1 January, 2015 – ACN Newswire
3 Years In, Microsoft’S Carbon Fee Is Improving Environments, Creating Healthier Lives
2015 – Microsoft News
Face-to-race With Orangutans
12 August, 2014 – The Jakarta Post
Couple Forest Protection With Jobs To Boost Appeal, Experts Say
21 August, 2014 – Thomson Reuters Foundation
Rimba Raya Conservation Shares Ecosystem Restoration Program In Seruyan Regency, Indonesia
11 August, 2014 – ACN Newswire
Bill Clinton Visits Camp Leakey And Rimba Raya Conservation On The Clinton Foundation Asia 2014 Tour
6 August, 2014 – ANTARA News
Pt. Rimba Raya Conservation Distributes Water Filter In Seruyan Regency, Central Kalimantan
7 July, 2014 – ANTARA News
A Glimpse Inside The Rimba Raya REDD Project In Indonesia
12 June, 2014 – REDD Monitor
As World Dithers On Forest Carbon Rules, Private Investors Go It Alone
7 June, 2014 – Thomson Reuters Foundation
Water Technology Speaks With Jim Procanik Of Infiniteearth
6 June, 2014 – Water Technology
Infinite Earth’S Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Project Delivers Clean Water
21 April, 2014 – Water Technology
Huge Indonesia Forest Project Could Unlock Funding For REDD+
6 April, 2014 – Climate Change News
Allianz Mulls Carbon Credit Expansion After Indonesia Investment
20 August, 2013 – Bloomberg
Perseverance Pays: Rimba Raya Certified As The World’S Largest Redd Project
13 July, 2013 – bioDiverse.org
Indonesia Forestry Ministry Seeks Moratorium Extension
14 January, 2013 – Reuters
REDDy At Last
8 December, 2012 – The Economist
Powerful Forest Friends Deliver Indonesian Approval Of Landmark REDD Project
6 December, 2012 – Ecosystem Marketplace
Indonesia Approves Landmark Forest Protection Project
5 December, 2012 – Reuters
Deforestation Credits Achieving Premium Prices, Cf Partners Says
13 June, 2011 – Bloomberg
Europe Can Lift Co2 Market From Gridlock, Gazprom Says
6 December, 2010 – Bloomberg
Gazprom Method For Voluntary Forest Credits Wins Ok
23 August, 2010 – Bloomberg