When he joined Heifer International as president and CEO in 2010, Pierre Ferrari brought with him a wealth of knowledge and perspective gained from earning a Harvard MBA, serving as senior vice president of marketing for Coca-Cola, advising the president of CARE and investing in and carrying out a spectrum of social ventures. Today, as he guides Heifer’s work around the world to end hunger and poverty while protecting the environment by empowering communities through animal agriculture, Ferrari remains solidly grounded in the core values of giving, self-reliance and entrepreneurship. He recently spoke with Ensia and Terry Waghorn of Forbes on Heifer’s unique approach to sustainable development.