Carleigh McFarlane, Associate Director of Invest NYC SDG Initiative

Carleigh McFarlane HeadshotCarleigh McFarlane is the Associate Director of the Invest NYC SDG Initiative at the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business, where she manages day-to-day operations and develops strategy for the initiative which works to engage the private sector to finance projects aimed at creating a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient New York City. She brings a background in strategic communications, logistics, and business development.

Prior to joining the CSB team, Carleigh worked for NYU Law in development where she raised over $2 million for merit-based student scholarships. Carleigh's passion for enabling public-private partnerships began when served as an intern for the White House Fellows Office under President Obama. Carleigh went on to work with the Walt Disney Company and the Make-A-Wish Foundation where she worked in marketing, corporate social responsibility, fundraising, and partnerships. 

She received Bachelor's degrees in Advertising and Anthropology from the University of Florida and is currently pursuing an MBA at NYU Stern, where she was on the winning team of the 2021 CSB Sustainable Business Pitch Competition. 

Carleigh can be reached at