Elizabeth McKeon is Climate Action Portfolio Lead of IKEA Foundation. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Russian language from Georgetown University in Washington and a Master’s Degree Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Before she started working for IKEA Foundation in 2014, Elizabeth McKeon was a director at the Ford Foundation, which supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide. Prior to that she worked at the MacArthur Foundation, an NGO supporting creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. Earlier McKeon also worked for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The IKEA Foundation (Stichting IKEA Foundation) works to create a better everyday life for the many people. As the philanthropic arm of INGKA Foundation, the owner of the Ingka Group of companies, IKEA Foundation focuses on improving the lives of vulnerable children by enabling their families to create sustainable livelihoods, and to fight and cope with climate change.