Caterina Sarfatti is C40’s Managing Director for Inclusion and Global Leadership. As such, she oversees C40’s inclusive climate action and external engagement teams, driving C40’s work to build public support and social licence for urban climate action through programmes on equity and inclusion, global advocacy and campaigns.

She previously served as Director of C40’s Inclusive Climate Action programme, which provides mayors and local administrations with support to plan, build consensus and deliver bold climate action that is equitable and beneficial for all. The programme deals with the links between the climate crisis and social justice in cities. Before joining C40, Caterina worked in the City of Milan, where she served as a policy advisor at the Mayor’s Office, in the International Relations Department. Caterina led and coordinated EU projects and city diplomacy initiatives on smart cities and environment, social innovation and social cohesion, migration and integration.
Prior to this, Caterina collaborated with human rights NGOs such as the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) in Paris and the Italian Council for Refugees (CIR) in Rome. Caterina is an ad honorem member of the Italian NGO CESVI and sits on the Scientific Committee of the Italian Climate Network association. She is the author of several articles and editorials on climate change, smart cities and human migrations.