President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund

Carter Roberts is the President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund. His path to conservation began with a love for climbing mountains. En route, he worked for Proctor and Gamble and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. He went on to lead international and science programs at The Nature Conservancy before coming to WWF in 2004.  With inspiration from nature, and a background in business, he has sought to solve problems by creatively influencing the way markets and businesses operate. To this end, he has tracked the rarest creatures to the far ends of the world, has worked with communities and heads of state in North America, Africa, Latin America and Asia, and has signed agreements with some of the world’s largest corporations to set new industry standards for resource efficiency. Carter has written both academic papers and informal blogs for numerous publications ranging from Fast Company to Conservation Letters. He serves on the boards of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change, 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.