Karin M. Krchnak

As an environmental lawyer, Karin has worked to improve policies and procedures related to sustainable development worldwide for more than 25 years. She is currently Managing Director for Sustainability at the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Prior to joining ACC, Ms. Krchnak worked in the World Bank Group, managing the 2030 Water Resources Group. In this role, she partnered with over 300 companies in multi-stakeholder mechanisms to advance the incubation and implementation of innovative programs, projects, and policy reform processes to accelerate action to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. She has worked for non-governmental organizations and the private sector building good governance systems to further sustainability, including through public-private partnerships. 

Karin received her B.A. in Political Science from Duke University and her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. She has published extensively in the area of international environmental policy and sustainable development, particularly on freshwater issues.