Dr Lisbet Rausing

Arcadia

Role: Advisory board, Governing body

Background

I joined the Cambridge Conservation Initiative Advisory Board in 2012. I was educated at the University of California Berkeley and Harvard University, where I also taught for eight years.

I founded Arcadia with my husband, Peter Baldwin, in 2001. Our mission is to protect endangered culture and nature. The name Arcadia carries many associations; to us it embodies our ideal: the desire to preserve but also acknowledge the transience of the world’s natural and cultural treasures. As at September 2012 we have awarded grants totalling US$246 million, including over US$3 million to the CCI. I also work with a number of operational family companies such as Ingleby, a global farming company, and Ecolean, a liquid food packaging company. I have served and continue to serve on various boards and committees including the Harvard Board of Overseers and Hanadiv Advisory Committee, the boards of Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, the National Library of Israel and, as co-chair, on the Harvard Capital Campaign.