Vicki Assevero is an international lawyer with a longstanding interest in sustainable development. She represented multinational energy companies and international organizations early in her career with Duncan, Allen & Talmage in Cote d’Ivoire after working with The Commerce Department and the OECD in Paris. She shifted to representing developing countries in their negotiations with multilateral banks and investors as a partner at Holland & Knight, and she represented the Bar of the City of New York at Rio+20. She founded The Green Market in Santa Cruz, Trinidad, in 2012 as a practical experiment in community-based sustainable development concentrating on changing patterns of food consumption and production. She is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School.