Achievement and Service

World Academy of Art and Science


WAAS approaches all its activities from a value-based, human-centered, comprehensive and transdisciplinary perspective encompassing issues related to peace and security, human rights and governance, economy and finance, education and human development, society and culture, technology and ecology. It is engaged in a variety of activities with UN organizations. The Academy collaborates with a network of national centers and international partners around the world.

WAAS Fellows come from diverse cultures, nationalities, intellectual disciplines and professions, chosen for eminence in the natural, technological and social sciences; the arts and humanities; different professions and fields of public service. Its focus from the beginning has been to address global social challenges. Its founding motive comes from the knowledge that academic knowledge cannot be separated or divorced from the social responsibility of how the knowledge is used.

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The CPA Journal

CPA Journal, Interview with Chantal Line Carpentier

Cover of CPA and Leading the way on sustainable development

2020 Global MindED Award

Inclusive Leader Award, Government Category

Join us to recognize the most inclusive leaders in key industries for their innovations and bold actions to promote access and equity for women, people of color, and underrepresented populations in their recruiting, development, senior management on their boards, and in their pipeline strategies from education to employment.

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2016 & 2020 Ideagen Power 100 List

100 Individuals and Organization Empowering women and girl

The Annual Ideagen Power 100 List of Individuals Empowering Women and Girls provides us with the opportunity to highlight leaders and luminaries, CEO’s and actors, ambassadors and presidents, most importantly the list is qualitative and a spotlight on these individuals from across sectors, individuals that are changing the world with their ideas, leadership and vision to empower women and girls! 

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Yale Fellow

Class of 2006

“The World Fellows Program is a crucial component of Yale’s continuing globalization efforts,” said Yale President Richard C. Levin. “I welcome this extraordinary new class of World Fellows to Yale.”

“The 2006 Yale World Fellows have a remarkable record of leadership and achievement,” said Yale World Fellows Program Director Daniel C. Etsy, the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale. “Most exciting is their potential for future leadership on the global stage. I am confident that the Program will help them further develop that capacity.”

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Environment for Development

Board Member

Environment for Development (EfD) is a global network of environmental economics research centers solving the world’s most pressing environmental and development challenges. We contribute to effective management of the environment in the Global South through policy-relevant research, capacity development and policy engagement.

EfD was established 2007 and today, the network consists of over 200 accomplished environmental economists based in the Global South, with many different specializations. EfD centers are hosted by leading local academic research institutions in 15 countries across the world: in Chile, China, Colombia, Central America, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Sweden, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, USA and Vietnam.

The network is coordinated by the EfD Global Hub, located at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Committee on Sustainability Assessment

Board Member

The need for a coherent agreement on what sustainability means, and how to practically measure it, was the impetus for the genesis of COSA, the Committee on Sustainability Assessment.

Today we are a neutral consortium whose global networks and non-profit status facilitate our commitment to public-service. COSA is based on Partnerships with dozens of leading institutions that are applying advanced methods to measure projects and investments worldwide and accelerate agricultural sustainability as a vital public service

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Board of Advisers on Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs), and Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

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Unreasonable Mentor


We operate immersive programs for growth-stage entrepreneurs offering solutions to seemingly intractable challenges. We are also a multi-media company, a private global network, and an investment firm. We forge unlikely partnerships with some of the world’s largest institutions and most admired brands, and we operate multiple initiatives across asset classes, industries and geographies, because we are dedicated to doing whatever it takes to drive resources to and break down barriers for entrepreneurs solving BFPs

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2017 Canadian Society of Ecological Economics

Keynote Speaker

In an age where our Earth limits are increasingly perceptible, how can our economic systems take them into account? By recognizing the need to redefine ecological and social justice, this conference aims to highlight the current ecological and social challenges, the different visions and tools that fuel change, as well as paths to be undertaken to transform our economic system.

As the keynote speaker, Dr. Chantal Line Carpentier presented on the new sustainable development era and the role of academia.

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Women in Leadership | Agriculture and Environmental Sciences – McGill University

Keynote Speaker

Students at the Macdonald Campus of McGill University earn internationally recognized degrees at the undergraduate and graduate level in the fields of Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, Environment, Agriculture, Food, Applied Economics and Engineering. With such a diverse student population, we wish to help our students excel in their fields upon graduation; whether that’s in the form of employment or higher education. As a McGill Alumna, your insights, experience and advice is incredibly valued and the need for mentors to guide our students in achieving their goals is our top priority.

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