Dr. Assheton Carter, senior VP for global engagement and strategy, Pact

Dr. Assheton Carter works for Pact, an international development agency, where he develops partnerships between business, environmental and development organizations, the donor community, and government agencies that advance sustainable human development.

Dr. Assheton Carter works for Pact, an international development agency, where he develops partnerships between business, environmental and development organizations, the donor community, and government agencies that advance sustainable human development.

He worked with Wal-Mart to conceive the first fully traceable line of gold and diamond jewelry, bringing together suppliers, mining companies, and civil society partners to enable the world's largest retailer to bring its Love, Earth line to market in 2008. This led to work with luxury brand Cartier to directly source gold from ethical mines.

Dr. Carter's background encompasses financial management, strategy consulting and non-profit management in international development and conservation.

He launched or led conservation and best practice initiatives with the oil, gas and mining industries, helping leaders from Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, Statoil, DeBeers, Newmont, and RioTinto develop environmental policies, strategies and tools for environmental assessment and risk management.

He facilitated the development of socially responsible supply chains for Starbucks and McDonald's and enabled companies as diverse as Disney, Fiji Water, Marriott and United Airlines to develop leading environmental and carbon offset strategies.

Dr. Carter worked with financial institutions such as ABN AMRO, Bank of America, Citigroup, Inter-American Development Bank, International Finance Corporation, and World Bank.

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