Chris Dowd is a participant in the 2024 Executive Leadership Intensive and is currently an investor at Collaborative Fund, an early-stage venture capital fund based in New York City. Previously, he was a Fulbright scholar at ITAM University in Mexico focused on the binational strategic coordination of nearshoring decarbonization technologies. He previously worked at Google, leading strategy and partnerships around sustainability and crisis response. Dowd was also a founding team member of Climate Trace, an artificial intelligence-powered platform for monitoring real-time emissions from assets around the world to support citizen science, policymakers, and journalists to inform and influence the decarbonization movement. He graduated from Tufts University where he studied economics and international affairs.