Carter Roberts

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Carter Roberts "is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Washington, DC-based World Wildlife Fund, one of the world's premier international conservation groups. Roberts joined WWF as Chief Conservation Officer in 2004 and was named to his current position the following year. WWF conserves the world's greatest ecosystems while working with government and business to influence market forces throughout the world. The organization's international Network is comprised of 30 independent WWF affiliates at work in more than 100 countries and supported by close to 5 million members globally, 1.2 million of whom are in the United States.

"Before coming to WWF, Roberts established new programs in Latin America for The Nature Conservancy, led strategic planning efforts that charted the organization's aggressive growth strategy of the past decade, and led their Massachusetts Chapter as State Director. Roberts also held marketing and management positions at a number of multinational companies -- including Proctor and Gamble, Dun and Bradstreet and Gillette -- where he led teams in designing products and bringing them to market around the world.

"Roberts sits on the boards of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College of London and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University. He received an M.B.A. from Harvard University and is a graduate of Princeton University." [1]

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  1. Directors, WWF USA, accessed October 5, 2008.