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