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Wendy Hapgood

Cofounder and COO, Wild Tomorrow Fund

Wendy Hapgood is cofounder and COO of Wild Tomorrow Fund, a wildlife conservation nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of threatened and endangered species and the habitats they depend on for survival. Hapgood’s first career was in the capital markets where she was a director of sales for leading global banks. 

From 2008-2011 she led the electronic currency sales team at Barclays Tokyo, where she was responsible for an annual sales budget exceeding $30 million. She relocated to New York City in 2011 as a director of sales and was responsible for building relationships with premier clients for Barclays and Citibank. Beginning in 2015 at Columbia, she studied climate change science and policy, researched the intersection of poverty and rhino poaching in what turned out to be the largest ivory bust in New York State’s history, and studied new methods for financing the green economy. She now uses both her business knowledge and her environmental education to help protect our planet’s biodiversity.

She holds a BEng, a BA, and a Master of International Studies from the University of Queensland, and in 2017, she completed the MS in Sustainability Management at Columbia University.


• Sustainability Management