Carter has been at the forefront of integrating nature into sustainable development across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the United States. She was born in the US and has lived in Kenya, Costa Rica, England, the Seychelles and Madagascar. Currently, Carter is an Executive Director at Pollination. She supports public and private sector clients focused on food, fiber, agriculture, and other natural resource-based sectors by developing and implementing climate change and natural capital strategies and initiatives. Before joining Pollination, Carter was a Senior Manager in EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice. She advised food/agriculture, real estate, infrastructure and tourism businesses to design and implement ESG goals and strategies, programs and impact measurements, focusing on natural capital. Carter’s previous experiences include launching and leading the Ecosystem Services program and the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) for the Wildlife Conservation Society, where she worked with governments, multi-lateral institutions, NGOs and businesses to conduct scientific analyses, develop new collaborations and implement initiatives to advance biodiversity conservation and sustainable development globally. Carter completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Earth Institute of Columbia University and has an M.Sc. and D.Phil. from the School of Geography and the Environment of Oxford University. She has co-edited two books and written over 60 articles, reports and publications on biodiversity and ecosystem services, climate change, poverty reduction and economic development. Carter is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School for Foreign Service at Georgetown University and has served on the SNAPP Science Advisory Council, the Technical Advisory Council for the UNDP Equator Initiative, the International Working Group for the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures and has been co-leading a USG working group on Natural Capital Accounting in the United States.
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