- Doctorate Harvard University, 1995
- JD Harvard University, 1995
- Bachelor of Science University of California at Los Angeles, 1986
Professor Tobin is an environmental biologist and attorney by training. He has over two decades of private sector experience, having practiced corporate law and worked in the international finance industry for most of his career. His recent professional experience has been focused on corporate sustainability, including the management of environmental, social, and reputational risks, stakeholder engagement and communications, business ethics, sustainability strategy, and the development of financial products and services that aim to address broad societal challenges. In addition, he has substantial leadership and governance experience in not-for-profit entities at the board level, particularly in the areas of environment, science, and education.
- Tobin, J. (1997). Competition and coexistence of ants in a small patch of rainforest canopy in Peruvian Amazonia. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 105:105-112.
- Nonacs, P., & Tobin, J. (1992). Selfish larvae: Development and the evolution of parasitic behavior in the Hymenoptera. Evolution. 46:1605-1620.
- Tobin, J. (1991). Free lunch? Nature. 352:482.
- Jaeggi, O., Ziero, G. W., Tobin, J., & Koelbel, J. Understanding Sustainable Finance. Impact Investing and Finance and Organizational Culture Karen Wendt (ed.), Springer International Publishing.
- Tobin, J. (1995). Ecology and diversity of tropical forest canopy ants. p. 129-147. Forest Canopies: A Review of Research on this Biological Frontier Lowman, M.D., and N.M. Nadkarni (ed.), Academic Press, San Diego.
- Tobin, J. (1994). Ants as primary consumers: Diet and abundance in the Formicidae. p. 297-307. Nourishment and Evolution in Insect Societies Hunt, J.H., and C.A. Nalepa (ed.), Westview Press, Boulder.
- Huwyler, F., Käppeli, J., Serafimova, K., Swanson, E., & Tobin, J. (2014). Building a market for conservation. p. 40-43 Environmental Finance.
- Huwyler, F., Käppeli, J., Serafimova, K., Swanson, E., & Tobin, J. (2014). Making Conservation Finance Investable. Stanford Social Innovation Review.
- Huwyler, F., Käppeli, J., & Tobin, J. (2016). Conservation Finance: From Niche to Mainstream: The Building of an Institutional Asset Class. Credit Suisse Group AG and McKinsey Center for Business and Environment.
- Huwyler, F., Käppeli, J., Serafimova, K., Swanson, E., & Tobin, J. (2014). Conservation Finance: Moving Beyond Donor Funding Toward an Investor-Driven Approach. Credit Suisse.