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The Blue, Green and Orange Economies Merge

Dr. Gale TC Rigobert

Dr. Gale TC Rigobert made history in 2014 by becoming the youngest and first female Leader of the Opposition in St. Lucia. Then in 2016, when her United Workers Party won the federal election, she was appointed Minister of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development for the Eastern Caribbean island nation.

Passionate about the ways in which policy, education and innovation intersect in sustainable development, Rigobert works to leverage business to protect the well-being of St. Lucians. As she remarks, for St. Lucia, sustainable development is about “the urgent need for survival.”

Bard MBA student Jesse Gerstin spoke with Rigobert about the role of the private sector in sustainable development and her approach to “people-centered” engagement.