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A Conversation With Carter Roberts

January 15, 2019 - 3:30pm
Fisher Conference Center, Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center

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On January 15 at Stanford, Carter Roberts, President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund for Nature, will speak with Woods Institute Director Chris Field.  

A reception will immediately follow.

Carter RobertsCarter Roberts is President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) in the United States. WWF, the world’s largest network of international conservation organizations, works across 100 countries and enjoys the support of 5 million members worldwide.

Roberts leads WWF’s efforts to protect the world’s great ecosystems and address climate change. WWF links science, field and policy programs with an ambitious initiative to work with markets and businesses to lighten their impact on the planet. Roberts has worked with communities and heads of state in North America, Africa, Latin America and Asia; and has built partnerships with some of the world’s largest corporations, including Walmart, Cargill and Mars, to set new industry standards for resource efficiency.

Roberts earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Princeton University. He held marketing management positions at Procter & Gamble and Gillette, and led international conservation and science programs for 15 years at The Nature Conservancy before coming to WWF in 2004.

Roberts serves on the Boards of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy at Duke University and the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College and the London School of Economics. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Finance Corporation’s Advisory Panel on Sustainability and Business, and also serves on the Advisory Board of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative chaired by the Secretary-General of the UN.

Roberts lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Jackie Prince Roberts and their three children.

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