top of page

ESG Forum

Kate Newman

Kate Newman

World Wildlife Fund
Vice President, Global ESG Implementation Lead

As World Wildlife Fund (WWF) vice president for sustainable infrastructure and public sector initiatives, Kate specializes in policy development and conservation planning in support of nature-positive infrastructure. For over 30 years with WWF, Kate has worked with colleagues around the world to integrate conservation science and principles into socio-economic development through terrestrial and marine natural capital and ecoregion planning, sustainable finance, green/blue economy policies, community-based conservation, and protected area management. Pre-WWF, she supported civil society organizations in farm-to-market road, mini-hydropower, and rural clinic development with the US Agency for International Development in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where she was also a Peace Corps volunteer teacher. Kate received a BA in anthropology from the University of Virginia and MSc in environmental management from the University of London.

bottom of page