Kara is global head of Climate Strategy and is responsible for working across all divisions of the firm to deliver on the firm's climate initiatives. She also helps lead the firm’s leadership on climate change, including by advancing the firm’s thought leadership, policy positions, business practices and external engagement efforts on climate.
Previously, Kara was chief operating officer of the Sustainable Finance Group, which partners with the firm’s businesses to deliver sustainability-related solutions to clients, including helping clients develop capabilities to address climate transition and drive more inclusive growth.
Prior to that, Kara was a managing director in Investor Relations, where she led engagement with the firm's investors globally on corporate governance and sustainability and worked with management and a diverse array of external partners to develop best-inclass sustainability reporting and disclosure.
She joined Goldman Sachs in 2008 as an analyst in the Investment Banking Division. Kara earned a BS in English and Finance from Boston College and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She was named a 2020 Millennium Leadership Fellow by the Atlantic Council.