Kai Robertson

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Kai Robertson "is Director, Agriculture at WWF and responsible for helping shape WWF-US's partnerships with food retailers and processors. This includes overseeing key relationships as well as exploring the links between US companies to WWF's priority ecoregions in order to develop a strategic engagement strategy.

"Prior to joining WWF in October 2006, Kai was at Conservation International's Center for Environmental Leadership in Business as Director of Food & Agriculture. She played a lead role in CI's partnership with major companies, identifying and promoting the adoption of principles and activities supporting sustainable agriculture and marine conservation. She also directed the day-to-day management of CI’s relationship with Wal-Mart and was heavily involved in shaping Wal-Mart's environmental sustainability strategy.

"Before CI, Kai directed private sector initiatives at the Environmental Working Group (EWG), an organization dealing with pesticides and food safety, farm policy and other key issues related to public health and the environment. She also spent eight years at the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the leading supermarket trade association in the U.S. While at FMI, Kai identified, published and spoke on trends affecting the food retailing industry and spearheaded FMI’s strategic expansion into the area of natural and organic foods. Kai has an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management." [1]

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  1. Kai Robertson, Protected Harvest, accessed August 29, 2008.