Dorothy McIntosh is the Climate and Carbon Business Development Manager for Mercy Corps—one of the large global humanitarian aid agencies with headquarters in both the US and the UK. She is part of the Climate Change unit which is helping Mercy Corps to address climate change in three ways: adopting a range of in-house measures to reduce the agencies’ carbon emissions and improve its “footprint”; conducting research into appropriate adaptation measures for communities in countries most at risk and promoting market driven solutions to what is a market based problem though engaging with the carbon market. Mercy Corps is now a thought and market leader amongst NGOs in the carbon market with a significant portfolio of projects that address development needs while simultaneously reducing CO2. Dory also serves on the board of directors of Plan Vivo; one of the few carbon standard bodies for community forestry and land use carbon credits. She is also a member of the Independent Advisory Board of The Carbon Neutral Company. Prior to working with Mercy Corps Dory McIntosh worked as a charity consultant, as an advisor to an appropriate technology foundation, as the Executive Director of a UK NGO and was involved in the development of international standards such as the Forest Stewardship Council and the equivalent standards for fisheries and marine products. She was the Company Secretary of a not-for profit trading organisation dealing in FSC certified timber, volatile oils and ethically sourced plants with pharmaceutical potential. She has a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Aberdeen and an MBA from the University of Edinburgh.