Green Festival Speakers

Carrie Norton

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Carrie Norton is Founder and CEO of Green Business BASE CAMP, a global entrepreneurial education company serving early stage green business and cleantech entrepreneurs. Her broad expertise in sustainable business and entrepreneurship has evolved as strategic career choices allowed her to appreciate a range of perspectives, starting with her positions at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Garage Technology Ventures and Idealab. Most recently, Norton served early-adopting clients such as Google, Sony, and British Telecom as a senior executive responsible for Market and Project Development in the commercial solar power industry. She is a Catto Fellow of the Aspen Institute, Class of 2010.


She co-founded the Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles, and her community leadership has included work with Grid Alternatives, the Clean Economy Network and Net Impact. She has served as adjunct faculty member at the Graziadio School of Management at Pepperdine University. She earned an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA from Trinity University. She speaks and consults frequently on topics related to innovation & entrepreneurship, cleantech, and triple bottom line investing.