Sarah W. Kearney
Founder & Executive Director, PRIME Coalition
Sarah Kearney is the Founder and Executive Director of PRIME Coalition, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower philanthropists with the critical tools they need to place charitable capital into market-based solutions to climate change. Before PRIME, Sarah served as Executive Director and Trustee of the Chesonis Family Foundation, a grantmaking organization that supports transformational energy innovation. Based on her work, Sarah has been inducted into the Raven Society at the University of Virginia, and awarded the 2012 MIT Ronald Heller Entrepreneurship Award, 2014 Caltech Resonate Award, 2014 Echoing Green Fellowship, the MIT Technology Review’s 2014 35 Innovators Under 35, and the 2015 Forbes 30 Under 30.
Sarah holds a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an M.S. in Technology and Policy from MIT’s Engineering Systems Division. She serves on the Board of Directors for Saha Global, and in 2015, she co-founded the Aligned Intermediary, a public benefit corporation built to help long-term investors – sovereign funds, pension funds, endowments, and insurance companies – deploy capital directly into climate infrastructure projects.