Carr Distinguished Interdisciplinary Lecture Series
"The Business of Conservation:A Conversation with Carter Roberts, President & CEO of WWF-US"
April 6, 2011 8:00 P.M.
Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall
Carter Roberts, President & CEO World Wildlife Fund-US (WWF-US)
Carter leads WWF in the conception, development and execution of cutting-edge, science-based conservation solutions. Since joining the organization in 2004, he has built a strategy that relies on global teams to integrate policy, markets and field conservation initiatives to deliver conservation at scale in 19 of the world's most important natural places. Under Carter's leadership, WWF has pioneered numerous transformational global partnerships with major corporations, international organizations and governmental bodies to help set new industry standards for resource efficiency, raise public awareness of corporate sustainability, design and implement innovative land-use programs and improve livelihoods in critical landscapes around the world.
Prior to joining WWF, Carter spent 15 years at The Nature Conservancy, running the Massachusetts chapter, leading overall strategy development and overseeing science programs, and opening programs in Central America. He also has extensive experience working with major international companies to bring new products to market.
Carter serves on the boards of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change, a collaboration between Imperial college and the London School of Economics; InterAction, a consortium of development and environmental NGOs seeking a holistic approach to foreign assistance; and the Nicholas Institute at Duke University. He received an M.B.A. from Harvard University and a B.A. from Princeton University.