Kerry is a climate change leader with more than 20 years’ experience driving global organisations to decarbonization. She has managed net zero and carbon removal programs for Standard Chartered Bank and Google and was a Founding Member of the first carbon removal Advanced Market Commitment (AMC), Frontier.
Prior to Google, Kerry spent seven years managing climate change and innovation initiatives in the United Nations Secretary-General’s Office, spanning the terms of two Secretary-Generals, Ban Ki Moon and Antonio Gutierrez. She led the Paris Agreement cities and municipal finance strategies with Climate Special-Envoy Michael Bloomberg’s office and developed country strategies for the Paris Agreement with UNFCCC and the French government.
Originally trained in economics and environmental science, Kerry has led climate and sustainable development policies and funds within the public sector, banks, pension funds and hedge funds throughout her career. She serves on the Energy Technical Advisory Committee for the Gold Standard, the Technical Advisory Group for the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), conducts research on economic incentives for net zero and renewable energy transitions with the Oxford Environmental Change Institute, and has contributed to three IPCC reports.
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