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Katherine Sierra

Senior fellow in Global Economy and Development at Brookings

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Katherine Sierra Biography

Katherine Sierra is a senior fellow in Global Economy and Development at Brookings who focuses on climate change, with a particular emphasis on the issues and policies in the developing world. Ms. Sierra has more than 30 years experience as a development professional, previously serving as a senior executive at the World Bank.

Sierra’s research covers the international climate change architecture, with a specific focus on the effectiveness of climate finance. Recent policy papers focus on Green Climate Fund and the ways that international climate finance can catalyze private investment for low emission and climate resilient development. She also focuses on sustainable infrastructure and green growth, contributing to G-20 discussions on infrastructure in Africa and on opportunities after the Arab spring.

As vice president for sustainable development, Sierra oversaw the Bank’s global environment, infrastructure and agricultural activities and led its climate change strategy—including creation of the $6.5 billion Climate Investment Funds. These funds leverage the private sector in the deployment of new technologies and support changes in public investment profiles to support green development. Sierra broadened the Bank’s climate change strategy to tackle adaptation and focus on agriculture, water, eco-system and urban sectors and the impact on the least developed countries. She was the Bank’s spokesperson on climate change, and represented it at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change high level meetings and at the G-8 and G-20 on climate and environment issues. She is a frequent speaker on the issues surrounding development and climate change.

As vice president, Sierra oversaw the World Development Reports on Climate Change (2010), Economic Geography (2009), and Agriculture (2008). She was chair of the Consultative Group for International Agriculture Research, and led the major reform of that institution which was approved in 2009. She has served in various executive roles throughout the World Bank, including vice president for infrastructure and for human resources.

Ms. Sierra has considerable country experience in East Asia, including managing the urban and environment program for China, and in Latin America, focusing in particular on infrastructure. Sierra is a member of the National Research Council, Policy and Global Affairs Division Oversight Committee, and also serves on private sector advisory councils for the Ingersoll Rand Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability and for the AECOM Environment business. She has Bachelor of Arts degrees in anthropology and Hispanic civilization from the University of California at Santa Barbara (1976); a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (1978), and graduated from the Harvard Business School’s General Managers Program in 1998.

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Katherine Sierra Biography

Katherine Sierra is a senior fellow in Global Economy and Development at Brookings who focuses on climate change, with a particular emphasis on the issues and policies in the developing world. Ms. Sierra has more than 30 years experience as a development professional, previously serving as a senior executive at the World Bank.

Sierra’s research covers the international climate change architecture, with a specific focus on the effectiveness of climate finance. Recent policy papers focus on Green Climate Fund and the ways that international climate finance can catalyze private investment for low emission and climate resilient development. She also focuses on sustainable infrastructure and green growth, contributing to G-20 discussions on infrastructure in Africa and on opportunities after the Arab spring.

As vice president for sustainable development, Sierra oversaw the Bank’s global environment, infrastructure and agricultural activities and led its climate change strategy—including creation of the $6.5 billion Climate Investment Funds. These funds leverage the private sector in the deployment of new technologies and support changes in public investment profiles to support green development. Sierra broadened the Bank’s climate change strategy to tackle adaptation and focus on agriculture, water, eco-system and urban sectors and the impact on the least developed countries. She was the Bank’s spokesperson on climate change, and represented it at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change high level meetings and at the G-8 and G-20 on climate and environment issues. She is a frequent speaker on the issues surrounding development and climate change.

As vice president, Sierra oversaw the World Development Reports on Climate Change (2010), Economic Geography (2009), and Agriculture (2008). She was chair of the Consultative Group for International Agriculture Research, and led the major reform of that institution which was approved in 2009. She has served in various executive roles throughout the World Bank, including vice president for infrastructure and for human resources.

Ms. Sierra has considerable country experience in East Asia, including managing the urban and environment program for China, and in Latin America, focusing in particular on infrastructure. Sierra is a member of the National Research Council, Policy and Global Affairs Division Oversight Committee, and also serves on private sector advisory councils for the Ingersoll Rand Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability and for the AECOM Environment business. She has Bachelor of Arts degrees in anthropology and Hispanic civilization from the University of California at Santa Barbara (1976); a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (1978), and graduated from the Harvard Business School’s General Managers Program in 1998.

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  • How to book Katherine Sierra?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Katherine Sierra for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Katherine Sierra, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Katherine Sierra or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Katherine Sierra?

    Booking fees for Katherine Sierra, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Katherine Sierra, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Katherine Sierra?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Katherine Sierra for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Katherine Sierra for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Katherine Sierra or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Katherine Sierra or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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