CARTER ROBERTS is the President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund 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, 1.2 million of which are in the U.S.
Roberts received his MBA from Harvard Business School following a BA from Princeton University, and subsequently held marketing management positions for Procter and Gamble and Gillette. He went on to lead international conservation and science programs for fifteen years at The Nature Conservancy before coming to WWF in 2004.
Since then he has launched initiatives on global wildlife trade, freezing the footprint of food production, securing the world’s largest system of protected areas in the Brazilian Amazon and opening a new program in Myanmar to guide sustainable development.
Roberts has authored academic papers as well as numerous opinion editorials for global publications ranging from Fast Company to The Washington Post to Conservation Letters. He 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, and is a member of the International Finance Corporation’s Advisory Panel on Sustainability and Business. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative chaired by the Secretary-General of the UN and the President of the World Bank. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Jackie Prince Roberts and their three children.