Kate Gordon is a non-resident Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy. She currently serves as a strategic advisor on climate and energy policy, stakeholder engagement, and organizational development to several organizations including the Henry M. Paulson Institute, Tech4America, and Four Twenty-Seven. She is also a partner at RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners in their Sustainability Practice. Former roles include Vice Chair at the Paulson Institute and Senior Vice President for Climate and Energy at Next Generation, a non-partisan think tank based in San Francisco, where she worked on California policy development as well as large-scale national communications and research projects. While at Next Generation, she helped launch and lead the “Risky Business Project,” co-chaired by Michael Bloomberg, Henry Paulson, and Tom Steyer, and focused on the economic risks the U.S. faces from unmitigated climate change.
Earlier in her career Gordon served as Vice President of Energy and Environment at the Washington D.C.-based Center for American Progress, where she helped develop and author policy recommendations related to the Congressional cap-and-trade negotiations, Gulf oil spill, and American Reinvestment and Recovery Act implementation. Prior to CAP, Gordon was the Co-Director of the national Apollo Alliance (now part of the Blue Green Alliance). She serves on the boards of the American Jobs Project, Vote Solar, and the Center for Carbon Removal.
Gordon is a graduate of Wesleyan University and has a J.D. and a Masters in City Planning from the University of California, Berkeley.