Rachel Kyte

Investing in Women, Equity, and Sustainability

Join Michael Lerner for this conversation with Rachel Kyte, director of the Environment and Social Development Department at the International Finance Corporation.


Rachel Kyte

Rachel, a British national, became director of the Environment and Social Development Department at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in January 2004. The IFC’s new performance standards serve as a basis for Equator Principles which have now been adopted by over 50 financial institutions.

A graduate of the University of London and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, she has worked extensively within the environment, women’s, and health movements as a policy analyst and advocate. Rachel has worked with and for private sector concerns on private/public partnerships in the fields of health and environment and has served as an advisor, and on the boards of a number of NGOs, private philanthropic foundations, the United Nations, and government. She has taught negotiation and public policy at a number of institutions.