Karen is a Senior Advisor on sustainability, ESG and impact. Throughout her career, she has worked across the public and private sectors, including venture capital and investment banking as well as over 12 years leading work at the OECD on financing entrepreneurship and innovation, impact investment and impact measurement. She co-led the launch of the Impact Management Platform in 2021, which seeks to provide coherence on sustainability standards for companies and investors.
She is Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Impact Linked Finance Fund and a board member of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA). She was a member of the G7 Impact Taskforce Working Group on Impact Reporting, Integrity and Transparency and served on the Global Impact Investment Steering Group (GSG) Board of Trustees Strategy Committee. She also serves on the Social Advisory Group of the Columbia Threadneedle UK Social Bond Fund and the Climate Advisory Group of the Multi-Asset Climate Solutions Fund of Aberdeen Standard Investments.
She is an Associate Fellow at Said Business School at Oxford University and a Senior Advisor and Sustainability/ESG Lead at the Institute of Strategy at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, where she also is a Visiting Lecturer. In 2022, she was selected by the Sorenson Impact Center as a Global Impact Leader.