Podcast | Cristianne Close | Deputy Global Conservation Director WWF International

In this episode, we speak with the Deputy Global Conservation Director at WWF International, Cristianne Close. 

Cris describes herself as ‘passionate about creating positive change in the world, especially aiming to make the impossible, possible’. 

We discuss how she gave up a fast-paced corporate career to follow her purpose and work in conservation.  

Now, as a senior staff member at WWF, Cris explains how her business acumen is helping her tackle one of the most insurmountable problems facing humankind – namely, reversing the loss of nature. 

During the conversation, we discuss her work at WWF and her career switch into the sector.  

We also talk about the skills increasingly valued within conservation, and Cris shares her top careers advice for aspiring conservationists seeking to follow in her footsteps. 

Finally, we discuss Earth Hour; a worldwide movement organized by WWF annually to encourage individuals, communities, and businesses to give an hour for Earth. Scheduled for Saturday, March 23rd at 8:30 pm your local time, we discuss how you can get involved. 

It’s a wide-ranging, inspiring and Earth Hour connecting podchat. 





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