Kim Carstensen

Director General, Forest Stewardship Council

zoomKim CarstensenKim CarstensenKim Carstensen has held the position of Director General of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) since October 2012.

Mr Carstensen has a proven track record as a global leader in the environment and development sectors. Prior to joining FSC, he managed FairGreenSolutions, an environmental strategy and sustainable development consultancy that, among other things, helped link the concepts of the green economy and sustainable development for clients in the global South.

Mr Carstensen’s strategic approach to environment and development issues comes from a long history of leadership at WWF, most recently as the leader of WWF International’s Global Climate Initiative. Here, he led the organization’s development of nationally relevant climate change programs in the world’s key economies, and WWF’s push for global climate action across governments and businesses. Prior to this, Mr. Carstensen was the CEO of WWF Denmark, where he worked on global environment and development policy and environment and development projects in the global South.

Mr Carstensen’s broad development experience also comes from his previous role as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Danida (Denmark’s official development assistance agency), where he participated in broad discussions on development issues across all sectors, and from his academic training as a sociologist.

Participating in:

  • Welcome and highlights of FSC’s Global Strategy, Thursday, 03.09.2015, 09:00 – 09:30
  • Are investments and plantations part of the solution to deforestation? Thursday, 03.09.2015, 11:30 - 13:00

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