Karen Sack

Executive Director
, Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance
Profile / Bio: 

Karen is Executive Director of the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA), a multi-sector coalition of governments, finance, insurance companies, and civil society organizations. ORRAA pioneers innovative finance products that drive investment into marine and coastal natural capital, reduce ocean risks and build resilience in coastal communities. She has spoken and written extensively on ocean conservation issues. She previously served as CEO of Ocean Unite co-founded with Sir Richard Branson and José María Figueres, as Senior Director for International Oceans at The Pew Charitable Trusts and, Head of Greenpeace International’s Political & Business Unit as well as Oceans campaign. She has spearheaded global campaigns to secure a new high seas biodiversity treaty, establish large marine reserves and sanctuaries, reform the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy, end illegal fishing and high seas bottom trawling, and drive political and policy action to protect marine species.