OPEN Fellow – Monica Richter






First Name



WWF Australia

Job Title

Senior Manager – Low Carbon Futures


Monica Richter heads up WWF’s Low Carbon Futures Program. She is an economist and Social Ecologist with extensive experience in sustainability and business engagement, with an interest in accelerating the uptake of low carbon technologies. For over 15 years Monica has worked in the not for profit environment sector including at for four years at WWF and 10 years at the Australian Conservation Foundation.

Some of her career highlights include facilitating the WWF Renewable Energy Buyers Forum, establishing a Community of Practice for companies setting Science-Based emission reduction targets, establishing the Business Roundtable on Climate Change (with companies such as BP, IAG, Origin, Swiss Re, Visy, and Westpac) which prosecuted the case for a ‘long, loud and legal price signal’ on greenhouse gas emissions reductions, successfully getting the 20% Renewable Energy Target passed into legislation, getting Bunnings to commit to not stocking illegally sourced timber, supporting Federal government around leadership in urban policies including greater investment in public transport. Monica also managed ACF’s “Sustainable Cities Index”, a Banksia Award finalist.

Monica is a thought leader and has been invited to participate in many forums and conferences, and is a graduate of the Future Directors program. She is an Executive Member of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council, and a board member of the Mercury Centre collaborative enterprise catalyst, as well as an advocate for the 202020 vision for 20 per cent more green space in Australian cities by 2020.

Why am I an OPEN Fellow?

Share my extensive experience and knowledge with others; deeply committed to the One Planet agenda

Areas of Expertise

SDGs / sustainable development;Environmental sustainability issues;Corporate sustainability;Strategy;Innovation;Entrepreneurship;Circular economy;Systems thinking;sustainable cities

My expertise in more detail

Environmental sustainability, climate change and energy, circular economy thinking; sustainable cities



Lecture on above subjects as well as Masterclass
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