George Polk

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"George Polk is currently leading a new $1 billion initiative by George Soros to invest private equity in ways which accelerate the development and diffusion of climate change technologies and business models. George was formerly Senior Advisor on Climate Change to McKinsey & Company and the ClimateWorks Foundation.

"Prior to working on climate change, George had a successful career as a technology entrepreneur, most recently CEO of The Cloud, the leading broadband wireless network operator in Europe. George was recognized as Global Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, a Pioneer of the City of London, and has been ranked several times in the top 25 global technology agenda setters by

"He is a graduate of Harvard University and is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and of the Royal Institute of International Affairs." [1]

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  1. Executive Board, Carbon War Room, accessed March 16, 2011.