We explore why policies succeed or fail, drawing on the skills of world-class analysts and advisors from a range of disciplines. Our teams are familiar with the policy environments in the regions where they work, enabling them to provide timely and relevant insights.

Thomas C. Heller

Thomas C. Heller

Executive Director

Thomas C. Heller

Thomas C. Heller has served as CPI's Executive Director since the organization's start in September 2009. Before joining CPI, Heller was a professor at Stanford University for thirty years...

Juliano J. Assunção

Juliano J. Assunção

Director, Brazil

Juliano J. Assunção

Juliano J. Assunção, the director of CPI’s Rio Office, is a professor in the Department of Economics at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). Juliano’s research focuses on...

Ruby Barcklay

Ruby Barcklay

Communications Director

Ruby Barcklay

As a senior communications leader with more than two decades of experience, Ruby has helped organizations build, enhance, and protect their brands, influence stakeholders, and promote products and ideas in a variety...

Barbara Buchner

Barbara Buchner

Senior Director, Climate Finance

Barbara Buchner

Dr. Barbara Buchner is Senior Director of Climate Policy Initiative. She leads CPI’s global climate finance program and directs the European office’s research and operations.

David Nelson

David Nelson

Senior Director, Energy Finance

David Nelson

David Nelson is Senior Director of CPI's energy finance program, and is based out of London. Before joining CPI, David worked as an investor and strategic advisor to energy and utilities companies and their regulators...

Bob Warwick

Bob Warwick

Chief Financial Officer, US

Bob Warwick

Bob Warwick comes to CPI with over 30 years of finance/accounting management and consulting experience, including various non-profit organizations.

Jane Wilkinson

Jane Wilkinson

Director, Indonesia

Jane Wilkinson

Jane Wilkinson is the Director of CPI's Indonesia Program. In addition to leading this growing work program focused on land use and climate finance, Jane works within CPI's climate finance practice, based in Venice...

Arsalan Farooquee

Arsalan Farooquee

Assistant Analyst

Arsalan Farooquee

Arsalan Farooquee works with CPI’s India program, and his focus is on renewable energy finance and public policy in India. He also supports the Global Innovation Lab For Climate Finance...

Shobhit Goel

Shobhit Goel

Analyst

Shobhit Goel

Shobhit Goel is a renewable energy finance expert and is involved with CPI in India. He has six years of rich experience in renewable energy and corporate finance work with global banks and corporations...

Charith Konda

Charith Konda

Analyst

Charith Konda

Charith Konda is an Analyst with CPI's India office, where he focuses on effective renewable energy policies and solving the challenges to financing renewable energy in India...

Gireesh Shrimali

Gireesh Shrimali

Fellow

Gireesh Shrimali

Gireesh is a Professor of Energy Economics at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, a Graduate School of Middlebury College; a Faculty Fellow at the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance...

Sandhya Srinivasan

Sandhya Srinivasan

Assistant Analyst

Sandhya Srinivasan

Sandhya Srinivasan is an Analyst in CPI's India office, where she focuses on renewable energy financing and policy. Her work has included modeling cash flows to identify more cost-effective policies for financing...

Saurabh Trivedi

Saurabh Trivedi

Assistant Analyst

Saurabh Trivedi

Saurabh has experience in real estate valuation, financial modeling, financial analysis, investment research and analysis, support of transactions and deals for lab-space infrastructure in India, and commercial real estate strategies.

Mia Fitri

Mia Fitri

Country Manager

Mia Fitri

Mia Fitri is the Associate Director for CPI in Indonesia. She brings more than 17 years of experience in development cooperation and communications to the team...

Skye Glenday

Skye Glenday

Senior Associate

Skye Glenday

Skye Glenday advises CPI’s Indonesia program, where she focuses on improving efficiency and increasing productivity of land while simultaneously protecting valuable ecosystems...

Lidya Jalius

Lidya Jalius

Executive Assistant

Lidya Jalius

Lidya Jalius provides administrative support to CPI’s operations in Indonesia. She joined CPI with twenty years of experience providing a full range of administrative and secretarial support services to senior level...

Tiza Mafira

Tiza Mafira

Analyst

Tiza Mafira

Tiza is an Analyst in CPI’s Indonesia office. She holds a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Laws from Universitas Indonesia, with studies focusing on environmental law and climate change. Prior to joining CPI, Tiza worked...

Juliarta Bramansa Ottay

Juliarta Bramansa Ottay

Project Manager

Juliarta Bramansa Ottay

Arta is based in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan, working as Program Manager for CPI’s Indonesia office. Arta has a Bachelors of Science in biology from Universitas Nasional in Indonesia...

Anja Rosenberg

Anja Rosenberg

Senior Analyst

Anja Rosenberg

Anja Rosenberg is a Senior Analyst in the CPI Indonesia Office. Her work focuses on climate finance issues especially climate finance tracking and private investment...

Randy Rakhmadi

Randy Rakhmadi

Analyst

Randy Rakhmadi

Randy Rakhmadi is an Analyst in CPI's Indonesia office. He specializes in corporate finance, and, prior to joining CPI, had spent his career in the private sector, mostly in the investment banking business...

Guntur Sutiyono

Guntur Sutiyono

Analyst

Guntur Sutiyono

Guntur is an Analyst in CPI’s Indonesia office. Prior to joining CPI, he worked for the World Bank as a research analyst. His work included public financial management and fiscal analysis, mostly in the eastern part of Indonesia...

Brian O’Connell

Brian O’Connell

Consultant

Brian O’Connell

Brian O’Connell is a consultant with CPI’s Energy Finance team. Prior to joining CPI, Brian was on the project finance team at the Royal Bank of Scotland, where he worked on a variety of energy and infrastructure deals...

Marina Carvalho

Marina Carvalho

Executive Assistant

Marina Carvalho

Marina Carvalho is the Executive Assistant for CPI's Brazil office, where she supports Director Juliano Assunção and the Brazil team. Prior to joining CPI, she worked for five years as an Executive Assistant at Shell Company in Brazil...

Joana Chiavari

Joana Chiavari

Senior Analyst

Joana Chiavari

Joana Chiavari joins CPI from the International Energy Agency (IEA), where she served for three years as an Energy Analyst, focusing on policy approaches to accelerate the uptake of clean energy technologies and the rate...

Clarissa Gandour

Clarissa Gandour

Senior Analyst and Operations Associate

Clarissa Gandour

Clarissa Gandour is currently pursuing her Doctoral Degree in Economics at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), with a focus on Development Economics and Applied Microeconomics...

Natalie Hoover

Natalie Hoover

Operations Associate

Natalie Hoover

Natalie serves as the Operations Associate for the Climate Policy Initiative, Brazil and is a partner with Scite Advisors LLC, a consulting firm focused on joining higher education and philanthropy in partnerships...

Dimitri Szerman

Dimitri Szerman

Senior Analyst

Dimitri Szerman

Dimitri Szerman is a Senior Analyst in CPI’s Brazil office. He focuses on change in land use and its interactions with agriculture and infrastructure. Dimitri was a leading contributor to Production and Protection in Brazil...

Juliana Tinoco

Juliana Tinoco

Communications Associate

Juliana Tinoco

Juliana manages communications for CPI’s Brazil office. She brings expertise in environment and science communication. Prior to CPI, she implemented strategic communications for research institutes...

Dario Abramskiehn

Dario Abramskiehn

Analyst

Dario Abramskiehn

Dario Abramskiehn is an analyst in CPI’s San Francisco office. At CPI, he has conducted private climate finance tracking efforts in the latest edition of the Global Landscape of Climate Finance. Dario supported CPI’s analysis...

Jeff Deason

Jeff Deason

Senior Analyst

Jeff Deason

Senior analyst Jeff Deason co-manages CPI's San Francisco research group and leads CPI's work on energy efficiency policy, drawing empirical lessons on policy effectiveness and disseminating these findings to improve future efforts...

Donovan Escalante

Donovan Escalante

Analyst

Donovan Escalante

Donovan Escalante is an analyst at CPI San Francisco, where he specializes in climate finance. He is currently leading an evaluation of the Climate Public Partnership (CP3) Programme, a £130m fund of the UK...

Andrew Goggins

Andrew Goggins

Analyst

Andrew Goggins

Andrew Goggins is an Analyst in CPI's Energy Finance program. His work focuses on energy and utility industry corporate strategy, primarily in Europe and the U.S., with an emphasis on power plant economics...

Amira Hankin

Amira Hankin

Communications Assistant, Data Visualization

Amira Hankin

As a Communications Assistant in data visualization, Amira works with all CPI’s offices to create visuals and materials that communicate CPI’s analytical findings in clear and visually compelling ways. She brings a unique interdisciplinary...

Morgan Hervé-Mignucci

Morgan Hervé-Mignucci

Managing Analyst

Morgan Hervé-Mignucci

Morgan Hervé-Mignucci is a Managing Analyst with CPI's Energy Finance program. His work focuses on energy infrastructure financing and corporate strategies for the energy and financial sectors, mainly in Europe, the US...

Andrew Hobbs

Andrew Hobbs

Analyst

Andrew Hobbs

Andrew's research at CPI has focused on financing mechanisms for distributed renewable energy, the impact of cap-and-trade on oil refineries, U.S. building code effectiveness, and most recently, energy and land use in Mozambique.

JM Johnson

JM Johnson

Operations & Strategy Associate

JM Johnson

JM Johnson manages global operations and personnel, structuring CPI’s offices, systems, and policies to produce a lean, efficient, and successful organization. JM joined CPI with expertise in organizational operations...

Elysha Rom-Povolo

Elysha Rom-Povolo

Senior Communications Associate

Elysha Rom-Povolo

Elysha Rom-Povolo works with all of CPI's global offices to design and implement communications strategies. She is the communications lead for the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance and has been the project manager...

Sarah Jo Szambelan

Sarah Jo Szambelan

Analyst

Sarah Jo Szambelan

Sarah Jo Szambelan works on CPI’s Climate Finance team, focusing on the design and economic impact of various climate finance instruments and programs. Prior to CPI, she spent five years researching the tradeoffs...

Uday Varadarajan

Uday Varadarajan

Senior Analyst

Uday Varadarajan

Uday Varadarajan is a Senior Analyst in CPI’s Energy Finance program. He focuses on strategic analysis of clean energy policy, finance, and business structures. Prior to joining CPI, Uday was a program examiner...

Tim Varga

Tim Varga

Senior Associate, Communications and Knowledge Management

Tim Varga

Tim joined CPI in 2011 after three years at TerraPass, a leading originator of carbon offsets, where he saw 500,000 mT of greenhouse gas reductions through verification and sale...

David Wang

David Wang

Assistant Analyst

David Wang

David is an Assistant Analyst based in CPI's San Francisco office, where he has worked with CPI’s international workstreams in China, India, and the European Union. He specializes in climate finance and econometrics...

Xueying Wang

Xueying Wang

Analyst

Xueying Wang

Xueying Wang is a recent graduate of Cornell University, where she received a master's degree in public administration with a concentration in environmental policy. She has previously worked with several...

Khin Khin Wong

Khin Khin Wong

Staff Accountant

Khin Khin Wong

Khin Khin Wong comes to CPI with over 20 years of experience in various nonprofits, working in program coordination and development.

Maggie Young

Maggie Young

Communications Assistant

Maggie Young

Maggie Young works with all of CPI’s offices to craft clear and engaging communication and target relevant stakeholders, with a focus on digital outreach and social media. Prior to joining CPI in 2014, Maggie was a litigation...

Julia Zuckerman

Julia Zuckerman

Senior Analyst

Julia Zuckerman

Julia Zuckerman is a Senior Analyst in CPI’s Energy Finance program. She is the project manager for CPI’s contributions to the New Climate Economy project and has also led CPI projects on utility incentives for energy efficiency...

Martin Stadelmann

Martin Stadelmann

Senior Associate

Martin Stadelmann

Martin Stadelmann is a Senior Associate at CPI where he focuses on climate finance effectiveness and the private sector. Martin previously managed a portfolio of carbon offset projects in developing countries...

Angela Falconer

Angela Falconer

Fellow

Angela Falconer

Angela Falconer is a fellow in CPI’s Venice office. At CPI, she has tracked flows of international public climate finance for several editions of the Global Landscape of Climate Finance reports. She managed the production...

Gianleo Frisari

Gianleo Frisari

Senior Analyst

Gianleo Frisari

Gianleo Frisari is a Senior Analyst at CPI Europe where his research focuses on private capital inclusion in climate finance and financial instruments to reduce investment risks in climate investments.

Federico Mazza

Federico Mazza

Analyst

Federico Mazza

Federico Mazza brings strong expertise in tracking private climate investments. He built upon the last two editions of CPI’s Global Landscape of Climate Finance and elevated it through participation in the OECD...

Valerio Micale

Valerio Micale

Analyst

Valerio Micale

Valerio Micale is an Analyst and Project Manager in CPI's Europe office, where he focuses on risk analysis and green finance. His most recent work has included managing a project for the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs)...

Chiara Trabacchi

Chiara Trabacchi

Senior Analyst

Chiara Trabacchi

Chiara is a Senior Analyst at CPI Europe, where she has focused on international climate finance, the financing of renewable energy projects, and private sector engagement in climate risk management...

Dan Storey

Dan Storey

Senior Communications Associate

Dan Storey

As Senior Communications Associate, Dan works with all CPI's offices to maximize the impact of their analysis through clear communication, and targeted outreach. During more than ten years working in journalism and communications...

Claire Painter

Claire Painter

Senior Associate Lab Secretariat

Claire Painter

Claire Painter is a Senior Associate in the CPI Venice Office where she manages the Lab Secretariat. Prior to joining CPI, Claire worked for the Australian government in a specialist business program delivery division...

Marni Wood

Marni Wood

Senior Executive Assistant

Marni Wood

Marni Wood provides operational and administrative supervision for the CPI Europe office and supports the Global operations team in San Francisco. She has been with CPI since 2010, and was instrumental in setting up...

Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown

Senior Associate

Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown is a Senior Associate at CPI and supports CPI’s work on global climate finance. Jessica previously served as a Foreign Affairs Officer at the State Department where she led all international climate finance...

Padraig Oliver

Padraig Oliver

Analyst

Padraig Oliver

Padraig is an analyst in CPI's Europe office. He has worked in climate policy in China and Europe since 2006. His work focuses mainly on renewable energy and energy efficiency financing.

Leonardo Boni

Leonardo Boni

Analyst

Leonardo Boni

Leonardo Boni works as an analyst in CPI’s Europe office. His work is focused on climate finance, assessing risk mitigation tools for low-carbon investments and financial structures to scale up renewable energy based projects.

Federica Piovesan

Federica Piovesan

Administrative Assistant

Federica Piovesan

Federica joined CPI in July 2013 and provides operations, event, and communications support for the CPI Europe office. Before joining CPI, she worked in the Venice office of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei where she spent...

Paul Brest

Paul Brest

Board of Directors

Paul Brest

Paul Brest is the President of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in Menlo Park, California. Mr. Brest received an A.B. from Swarthmore...

Stewart J. Paperin

Stewart J. Paperin

Board of Directors

Stewart J. Paperin

Stewart J. Paperin is the Executive Vice President of the Open Society Foundation and is the President of the Soros Economic Development Fund.

Orville Schell

Orville Schell

Board of Directors

Orville Schell

Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York. He was formerly a professor and Dean at the University of...

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