Cato Koole

Cato Koole

Senior Associate
  • Climate-Aligned Industries

Cato Koole is a senior associate with RMI’s Climate-Aligned Industries Program, where she works on advancing the deployment of green hydrogen in hard-to-abate sectors. She specifically works on building techno-economic models to assess infrastructure requirements for enabling decarbonized fuel supply to ports. She is involved in developing a handbook to aid the pre-feasibility stage assessments of green shipping corridors.

Previously at RMI, she led an analysis to identify global hydrogen demand hubs based on fertilizer, steel, and shipping. She led the presence of the Green Hydrogen Catapult at COP26, arranging opportunities and managing an internal and external alignment process on messaging and insights.


Before joining RMI, Cato worked as a consultant for NewForesight, a strategic consultancy firm specializing in driving innovation and accelerating systems change across sectors worldwide, with expertise in establishing and facilitating leadership coalitions and setting up change platforms.

Prior to NewForesight, Cato worked as an independent consultant for innovative sustainability initiatives with high systemic change potential, such as Follow This. Follow This is a shareholders’ initiative working to align global oil majors’ emissions targets with the goals of the Paris Agreement through shareholder resolutions.


BA, Fine Arts, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague


Boulder, CO