Karen Wilson

Founder, GV Partners



Karen is a Senior Advisor on sustainability, innovation, impact and finance. She has worked across the public and private sectors, including over 12 years leading work at the OECD on entrepreneurial finance, impact investment and impact measurement, as well as co-leading the launch of the Impact Management Platform.

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.

She serves on the Pictet Impact and Sustainability Advisory Board and is Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Impact Linked Finance Fund, Chair of the Adjudicating Panel of the Earth Foundation’s Earth Prize and a board member of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA), where she is Chair of the Nominations, Successions and Remuneration Committee.

In 2022, she was selected by the Sorenson Impact Center as a Global Impact Leader. In 2021, 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 from 2021-2022.

She received, with honors, a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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