From cleantech to impact investing, Carrie Norton has spent the last two decades at the forefront of sustainability.
From cleantech to impact investing, Carrie Norton has spent the last two decades at the forefront of sustainability. She honed her expertise in sustainable business, entrepreneurship and venture capital with organizations including World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Garage.com and Idealab. She held a leadership role at Idealab’s first solar power company, making her one of the first female executives in the modern commercial solar power industry. In that role, she served key early adopters such as Google, Sony and British Telecom. As founder and CEO of Green Business BASE CAMP, she leads a team committed to providing early-stage entrepreneurs and corporate intrapreneurs with the tools needed to achieve sustainability and profitability.
Carrie continues to shape the business landscape as an executive coach and consultant serving impact leaders from a systems perspective, and through her own thought leadership. She is a co-founder of the Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles, and has served in seminal advisory roles for organizations including CALinnovates, Grid Alternatives, the Clean Economy Network and Net Impact. Carrie is a Catto Fellow of the Aspen Institute, Class of 2010, a 2018 Academy Fellow of the Academy for Systems Change, and a 2018-2019 Senior Fellow with USC Marshall's Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab. She serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Graziadio School of Management at Pepperdine University.
Carrie holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and credentials in Laser Coaching, Shamata meditation instruction, and the KonMari Method of organizing.