Katherine Foster

Chief Intelligence Officer
, Sustainable Digital Finance Alliance
Profile / Bio: 

Katherine Foster is CIO of the Sustainable Digital Finance Alliance a partnership between the UN Environment Program and Ant Financial Services Group, harnessing emerging technologies for sustainable finance. A former Canadian diplomat specialized in human security and climate, Katherine later became Innovation Lead then Business Development Lead for the EU’s Climate-KIC. She has also served as a lecturer at several universities, an advisor and judge with the UNDP Accelerate2030, the Ashoka Changemaker Program, NESTA UK, the MIT IIC, and the EU EIT Food, an expert to World Bank’s Blockchain Carbon Markets Pilot, and as CSO to BLOC, and Maritime Blockchain Labs an MIT Solve Fellow.