Amy Carter-James

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Raaise

Amy Carter-James


Amy is an entrepreneur, impact investor and sustainable development specialist who has spent nearly two decades scaling impact, building businesses and helping the biggest corporates tackle global challenges. She is recognised as a leader in the travel industry, having won 25 global awards for entrepreneurship and impact.

In 2002, in her early 20s, Amy cut her teeth bootstrapping (and literally building) a barefoot boutique hotel in one of the most challenging places on earth - Northern Mozambique. Listed as a “Top 100 Hotel of the World”, Guludo Beach Lodge empowered 60,000 people living in extreme poverty and addressed all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Guludo’s tourism model continues to be replicated around the globe, but the lodge itself was sadly destroyed when Cyclone Kenneth made its destructive landfall in Mozambique in April of 2019.

Having stared into the abyss caused by the climate emergency and seeing first-hand how the least responsible suffer the most, Amy now has a laser-like focus on climate. This year she co-founded, a crowdfunding platform where everyone can invest in climate startups (waitlist signup now available).

Travel to WA now open to QLD, TAS, SA, NT, ACT!