Kate Wharton leads CrossBoundary’s Natural Capital practice, focusing on climate and conservation finance in emerging and frontier markets. She advises nature-based carbon projects globally and is launching The Fund for Nature. Kate previously launched and managed CrossBoundary’s investment advisory office in Iraq. Prior to CrossBoundary, she served as Chief Operating Officer at Hala Systems, a humanitarian technology company focused on civilian protection in Syria. She started her career consulting on energy and infrastructure projects in emerging markets. Kate holds an MBA from Stanford and a B.S. in Economics and International Affairs from Georgia Tech.