Rachel Vestergaard

Rachel Vestergaard

CEO & Founder
Empower Co

Rachel is the CEO and Founder of Empower Co., a company that is building the global voluntary market for women’s empowerment. Previously, Rachel was a part of the team (Wildlife Works Carbon) that developed the world’s first validated and verified REDD+ project in 2011 and sold the first REDD+ CO2 offsets to intermediaries like 3Degrees and corporate buyers such as Coca-Cola, UPS, Microsoft, Hershey’s and more. She later joined CBL Markets as SVP of the Americas driving and overseeing the company's expansion in the US voluntary carbon market. Rachel has been on the advisory council for The W+ Standard for 6 years which compelled her to launch Empower Co. to create demand for W+ units to scale women's empowerment and contribute to all of the 2030 Global Goals.

Track: Transformative Governance & Metrics

Much has been said and written about applying intersectionality when tackling environmental and social issues - a topic not without its share of difficulties and even controversy. This session is for anyone... see more

Tuesday 18th October
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM