Soil Value Exchange was founded as a public benefit limited liability company, which is a legal structure that enables mission-driven companies to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. We have committed to pursue the following four public benefits:
Land management methods to improve ecological health
Pay landowners for soil carbon storage services
Nature-based climate solutions
Research to assess or enhance eco-services
Meet the Team
Dr. Henk Mooiweer Executive Vice President
Henk Mooiweer holds a doctorate in organic chemistry. In his 25-year career at Shell, he managed multiple complex business and innovation opportunities. At Shell GameChanger, he took disruptive, high impact innovations to implementation. Henk is an adjunct professor at Rice University, teaching invention and innovation.
Megan Parks Executive Vice President
Megan Parks is an entrepreneur focused on soil health, regenerative agriculture, and climate change. Previously, she worked for nearly two decades on environmental issues in the energy industry. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering.
Jim Blackburn Executive Vice President
Jim Blackburn is an environmental lawyer and scientist and professor in the practice at Rice University’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. He is co-director of the SSPEED Center and a faculty scholar at the Baker Institute, both also at Rice University.