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George Polk

Founder and CEO, The Catalyst Project


George Polk, a serial entrepreneur, stepped down as CEO of The Cloud in early 2007 to focus on climate change. Since then George has founded the European Climate Foundation, where he also served as CEO & Chairman. He also founded Project Catalyst, a major initiative related to the COP15 negotiations. George has also served as an adviser to George Soros on climate change related investments, Senior Advisor to McKinsey and the ClimateWorks Foundation, and is a Director of the Carbon War Room and Powerspan Corporation – a leader in carbon capture technology.