Kristin is CEO of Dynamic Planet, which helps build regenerative seascapes and landscapes with communities through conservation economy development. Dynamic Planet’s portfolio includes expanding effectively managed marine and land protected areas and community conservancies that are developing conservation markets for sustainable financing; working with public and private sector partners on the forefront of nature-based solutions for climate; and building private and public funds with strong impact methodologies that are focused on growing natural capital.
Before founding Dynamic Planet in 2012, Kristin was Senior Vice President of Global Programs and Partnerships at the National Geographic Society. She is a 1995 Luce Scholar, a 2009 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Sustainable Tourism.
Given her passion for the green, blue and circular economies to advance markets that restore nature, she serves on the boards of Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund, National Geographic Pristine Seas, Smithsonian Institution’s Earth Optimism, The Environmental Investigation Agency, The Environmental Film Festival, Mongabay, and The Circulars Accelerator.
Kristin has public policy and film degrees from Duke University and has completed executive programs at Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Oxford.