Kristjan Jespersen is a PhD Fellow at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS). As a primary area of focus, he studies the growing development and management of Ecosystem Services in developing countries. Within the field, Kristjan focuses his attention on the institutional legitimacy of such initiatives and the overall compensation tools used to ensure compliance. He has a background in International Relations and Economics. As the ISIS International Research Coordinator, at the Sauder Business School (UBC), Kristjan supports the development of research initiatives in relation to the Copenhagen Business School, providing analytical, writing, and communication support in their efforts to study ecosystem service-based strategies in the private sector.