Animal Magnetism: Is it Time to Stop Saving Endangered Species and Start Saving Ourselves?

Dec 13, 2010


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Carter Roberts '82, President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), presented a public lecture titled "Animal Magnetism: Is it Time to Stop Saving Endangered Species and Start Saving Ourselves?" at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 13 in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall.Roberts leads the World Wildlife Fund in the conception and execution of cutting-edge, science-based conservation solutions. He has been working to leverage the organization’s global reach and brand to help green supply chains, create markets for ecosystem services and launch campaigns to save species and their habitats around the globe. Roberts has launched efforts with companies like The Coca-Cola Company and Procter & Gamble to create more efficient business practices that use less water, energy, and land, and with NGOs like CARE and the Natural Resources Defense Council to build sustainable practices and better governance in Africa and the Arctic.Roberts previously worked for Procter& Gamble, Gillette, and The Nature Conservancy, where he led strategy and science programs and launched initiatives in New England and Latin America.He currently serves on the boards of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy at Duke University,and the Grantham Institute for Climate Change, a collaboration between Imperial College and the London School of Economics.