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Katherine Foster

Katherine Foster

Social Alpha Foundation Fellow, Community DIrector of Open Earth Foundation - United States of America

Bio

Katherine is the Community Director of the Open Earth Foundation (USA), the Social Alpha Foundation Fellow, an advisor to the UNFCC Global Innovation Hub and a member of the BIS Project Genesis and of the ESMA FISC Working Group. She is also the lead author of the UN Task Force Extended Dialogue Papers on BigTech Impact on SDGs and LDCs. A former Climate Diplomat she has been spearheading innovation at the nexus of technology, policy, and sustainable development for over 25 years, holding leadership roles at EU Climate-KIC, MIT Solve Startup BLOC and the Green Digital Finance Alliance including as Sherpa to the Secretary General's Task Force on Digital Finance. Katherine has been an active contributor to international initiatives including the Blockchain Ethics Framework, the World Bank Blockchain Carbon Markets Pilot and the UNDP Accelerate 2030. Katherine is Canadian-Métis and Swiss currently living in Switzerland.