Carolyn Mansfield duPont is a Boston-area native and is currently the Growth and Partnerships Lead for Upstream Tech, a public benefit corporation that enables technology-enhanced conservation. Previously, she worked in conservation finance as a Senior Director at Quantified Ventures, where she led the firm’s work structuring investments in green infrastructure and resilience projects. In graduate school, she worked for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and in impact investing at Encourage Capital. In Carolyn’s own words:
”I work at the intersection of conservation, innovation, and markets, using technology and financial tools to accelerate the protection and sustainable use of our natural resources – including land, coastlines, farms, fresh water, and forests. I’ve held leadership roles in impact investing, consulting, and business development, and want to help our generation and the next bring new energy and ideas to the environmental space.“
Earlier in her career, Carolyn worked in San Francisco as a manager for the geopolitical strategy consulting firm Monitor 360, previously part of Monitor Group, and in executive search and recruiting for environmentally-oriented companies, social enterprises, and foundations.
Carolyn received her MBA at MIT Sloan, her MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and her BA in Anthropological Science from Stanford. In addition to her work with The Trust for Public Land in Massachusetts, she serves on the board of the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative and on the board finance committee for the Conservation Law Foundation.