Executive Highlights

Former Chief Sustainability Officer for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Sustainability Executive in Residence for University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Developed 2015 Sustainable Chicago Action Agenda 

Co-founded Chicago Women and Green and Greencorps

Former Senior Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Produced “Carbon Nation,” a documentary film that focuses on positive solutions for climate change

Former triple bottom line banking executive

McKinsey Alumnus

Board of Directors, USGBC

Founding Board Member, ecountabl

Karen Weigert

Vice President

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Karen leads Slipstream’s Business Strategy and Regional Operations from our Chicago office. Her team advances Slipstream’s mission through programs, pilots, research, and new program services. Her leadership and experience in strategy development and execution grows Slipstream’s impacts in decarbonization and resilience.

“I get to work with wonderful people, both inside and outside our organization, on the most urgent topics of our time. We need to have impact. Let's make things happen together,” says Karen.

Fun Facts
Top travel destination: Spain

Best snack to bribe me with: That's easy. Chocolate.

Perfect day: The perfect day definitely involves a long and wonderful meal with friends and family.

You can hear Karen’s views on the region’s most pressing climate topics regularly on Reset with Jenn White on WBEZ.