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Carina Wendel

Associate Director

Carina has several years' experience in tackling social issues through corporate strategy, public policy, research, and entrepreneurship. Her interests include international development, education, environmental sustainability, and social innovation.

Carina brings a passion for social change, strategy, and measurement with an emphasis on listening, rigorous analysis, and co-creation. At FSG, Carina has partnered with a large and diverse set of clients to tackle important strategic and social challenges in education, environment, and global health. Carina has worked with corporate clients from the technology, pharmaceutical, and energy sectors, including Shell, Novo Nordisk, and Abbott. She has also worked closely on strategy and evaluation with a number of private and community foundations in the US and Europe, including the Knight Foundation, the New York Community Trust, and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. She has also led several workshops on shared value, collective impact, and evaluation.

Before FSG

Before joining FSG, Carina worked for Harvard Business School and the World Bank, where she evaluated a weather insurance product for small farmers in South Asia. Prior to that, she worked on development policy with the Ugandan Ministry of Finance and managed investment projects in West Africa for the European Investment Bank. In addition, she has worked for McKinsey & Company and Eastside Consulting, a third sector focused consulting firm, analyzing corporate strategy for a wide range of SMEs.


  • MSc, Economics for Development, University of Oxford
  • BSc, Economics and Economic History, London School of Economics


  • French
  • Swedish

On working at FSG

“I believe in learning from evaluation and research and constantly putting ideas and strategies to the test. I am motivated by the idea that, collectively, we can reshape mindsets and create new thinking in philanthropic strategy, corporate strategy, and implementation to achieve tangible social change. FSG is unique in its focus on helping our partners drive social change through a combination of innovative approaches, rigorous analysis, passionate people, and a positive and humble attitude. I am extremely excited to be a part of this dynamic group.”