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 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...

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Juliano J. Assunção

Juliano J. Assunção

Director, Brazil

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...

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Ruby Barcklay

Ruby Barcklay

Director, Communications

Ruby has been a communications counselor for more than 20 years. At Fleishman-Hillard, an international communications agency, she was a senior vice president in the San Francisco office...

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Keven Brough

Keven Brough

Director of Strategy and Chief Operating Officer

Keven serves as the Director of Strategy and Chief Operating Officer for CPI. Prior to joining CPI, Keven was a Program Officer for the power sector at the ClimateWorks...

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Barbara Buchner

Barbara Buchner

Senior Director

Barbara Buchner is Senior Director of Climate Policy Initiative and head of CPI Europe. She leads CPI’s workstream on global climate finance. Her work focuses on international climate finance to address...

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David Nelson

David Nelson

Senior Director

As Senior Director, David manages CPI’s global research program. Before joining CPI, David worked for more than 20 years as an investor and strategic advisor...

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Bob Warwick

Bob Warwick

Chief Financial Officer

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

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Jane Wilkinson

Jane Wilkinson

Director, Indonesia

Jane Wilkinson is the Director of CPI's Indonesia Program. Prior to joining CPI, Jane served the Australian government on climate change and international policy issues for more than eight years. She joined the Department of Climate Change...

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Shobhit Goel

Shobhit Goel

Analyst, India

Shobhit Goel is a renewable energy finance expert and is involved with CPI Hyderabad...

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Charith Konda

Charith Konda

Analyst, India

Since 2006, Charith has been involved with various professional services firms and has undertaken several business research assignments on the global energy industry. Charith works as an analyst with CPI’s Hyderabad (India) office...

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Gireesh Shrimali

Gireesh Shrimali

Fellow, India

Gireesh Shrimali is an Assistant Professor of Energy Economics and Business at the Monterey Institute of International Studies...

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Sandhya Srinivasan

Sandhya Srinivasan

Assistant Analyst, India

Prior to joining CPI, Sandhya worked as a Consultant in the Public Policy division of a boutique consulting firm, where she managed and executed several assignments in the social infrastructure sector.

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Skye Glenday

Skye Glenday

Senior Associate, Indonesia

Skye Glenday serves as the Senior Associate for CPI’s Indonesia program. Prior to joining CPI, Skye worked within the Australian Government on a range of climate change and sustainable development policies and programs for more than five years.

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Lidya Jalius

Lidya Jalius

Executive Assistant, Indonesia

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 executives and their staff.

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Marina Carvalho

Marina Carvalho

Executive Assistant, Brazil

Marina supports Director Juliano Assunção and CPI Rio de Janeiro’s team. Prior to joining CPI, she worked for five years as an Executive Assistant at Shell Company...

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Joana Chiavari

Joana Chiavari

Senior Analyst, Brazil

Joana holds a PhD in Analysis and Governance of Sustainable Development from the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice. At CPI, Joana manages the work of the Rio de Janeiro officeon renewable energy finance, focusing on evaluating the effectiveness...

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Clarissa Costalonga e Gandour

Clarissa Costalonga e Gandour

Senior Analyst and Operations Associate, Brazil

Clarissa received her Bachelor's and Master's in Economics from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) with high honors, having spent one year as...

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Dimitri Szerman

Dimitri Szerman

Senior Analyst, Brazil

Dimitri received his PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and his masters and bachelor's degree in Economics from the Universidade Federal do Dio de Janeiro. During his PhD, Dimitri focused on auction theory and empirics...

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Pedro Hemsley

Pedro Hemsley

Senior Analyst, Brazil

Pedro received his BA in Economics from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and went on to his Masters at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-Rio). He is currently pursuing his PhD at Université de Toulouse,...

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Romero Rocha

Romero Rocha

Senior Analyst, Brazil

Romero received his PhD in Economics from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). Romero's work to date has focused on impact evaluation of programs in areas such as education, health, land use, and environmental economics...

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Dario Abramskiehn

Dario Abramskiehn

Analyst, U.S.

Prior to joining CPI, Dario Abramskiehn worked as a strategy consultant at IBM for three years.

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Alex Coonce

Alex Coonce

Chief of Staff

One of the members of CPI's early startup team, Alex helped build the organization from five employees to over 60 worldwide, and has overseen...

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Jeff Deason

Jeff Deason

Senior Analyst, U.S.

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...

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Donovan Escalante

Donovan Escalante

Analyst, U.S.

Prior to joining CPI, Donovan Escalante worked as a consultant in international climate policy at Ecofys in Cologne, Germany.

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Andrew Goggins

Andrew Goggins

Analyst, U.S.

Andrew Goggins holds an M.A. in Applied Microeconomics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he conducted research on the effects of integrating wind energy into wholesale electricity markets.

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Morgan Hervé-Mignucci

Morgan Hervé-Mignucci

Managing Analyst, U.S.

Morgan Hervé-Mignucci is a Managing Analyst in the CPI San Francisco Office. His work focuses on climate finance issues, especially climate finance tracking and private finance investment. Prior to joining CPI, Morgan worked for JPMorgan, EDF, and Caisse des Dépots/CDC Climat.

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Andrew Hobbs

Andrew Hobbs

Analyst, U.S.

Prior to joining CPI, Andrew studied economics at the University of British Columbia and the University of Utah, where his research focused on the political economy of environmental policy...

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Karen Laughlin

Karen Laughlin

Senior Analyst, U.S.

Karen joins CPI from Washington, D.C., where she served as a Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Patricia Levi

Patricia Levi

Assistant Analyst, U.S.

Patricia received her B.A. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Harvard University, focusing on climate science and environmental policy.

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Ilana Nevins

Ilana Nevins

Team Assistant, U.S.

Ilana Nevins is a recent graduate from UC Berkeley with a degree in Environmental Science, Policy and Management, with a double minor in Public Policy and City Planning.

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Elysha Rom-Povolo

Elysha Rom-Povolo

Senior Communications Associate

s a senior communications associate, Elysha Rom-Povolo works with all of CPI's global offices to implement communications strategies. Elysha joined CPI in July of 2012 after five years with Fenton, a global communications consultancy known for its results-focused campaigns for nonprofits and foundations.

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Sarah Jo Szambelan

Sarah Jo Szambelan

Analyst, U.S.

Sarah Jo Szambelan began collaborating on the design of California's climate policy (AB 32) in 2005, with researchers at the U.C. Berkeley California Climate Change Center.

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Uday Varadarajan

Uday Varadarajan

Senior Analyst, U.S.

Uday joins CPI from Washington, D.C., where he was a program examiner in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the Executive Office of the President and oversaw the budget...

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Tim Varga

Tim Varga

Senior Associate, Communications and Knowledge Management

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...

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Thomas Vladeck

Thomas Vladeck

Project Manager, New Climate Economy

Thomas Vladeck was an analyst in the San Francisco office from 2012-2013 and worked with David Nelson to lead the release of the first version of The Policy Climate report. He rejoins CPI for nine months as the point-person for the New Climate Economy report.

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David Wang

David Wang

Assistant Analyst, U.S.

David Wang graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science.

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Xueying Wang

Xueying Wang

Analyst, China and U.S.

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

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Tucker Willsie

Tucker Willsie

Analyst, U.S.

Tucker comes to CPI from Oliver Wyman, a management consulting firm where he worked in the manufacturing, transportation and energy practice.

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Khin Khin Wong

Khin Khin Wong

Staff Accountant

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

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Julia Zuckerman

Julia Zuckerman

Analyst, U.S.

Julia’s work at CPI has focused on assessing and identifying ways to improve energy efficiency and carbon pricing policies, including California’s cap-and-trade system and its utility shareholder incentive for energy efficiency.

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Angela Falconer

Angela Falconer

Fellow, Europe

Angela works as an analyst at CPI Europe and is currently enrolled in Ca’ Foscari University of Venice’s PhD program on the “Science and Management of Climate Change.”

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Gianleo Frisari

Gianleo Frisari

Fellow, Europe

Gianleo works as an analyst at CPI Europe and is currently enrolled in a PhD program on the “Science and Management of Climate Change” at Ca’ Foscari University...

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Federico Mazza

Federico Mazza

Analyst

Federico works as an analyst at CPI Europe and and holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Finance from Ca’Foscari University of Venice. His work at CPI focuses on multilateral climate finance and risk analysis, with a particular focus on the private sector.

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Valerio Micale

Valerio Micale

Analyst, Europe

Valerio works as an analyst in the CPI Europe office where his work focuses on risk analysis and green finance. Prior to joining CPI, Valerio was a researcher at Bocconi University, where he worked on various projects related to sustainability and corporate environmental accountability.

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Martin Stadelmann

Martin Stadelmann

Senior Analyst

Martin Stadelmann is a Senior Analyst at CPI Europe. His work at CPI focuses on climate finance effectiveness and the private sector.

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Anja Rosenberg

Anja Rosenberg

Senior Analyst, Europe

Anja Rosenberg is a Senior Analyst in the CPI Europe Office. Her work focuses on climate finance issues especially climate finance tracking and private investment. In addition, Anja plays a key role in supporting CPI’s growing work program in Indonesia.

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Chiara Trabacchi

Chiara Trabacchi

Senior Analyst, Europe

Chiara is a senior analyst at CPI Europe and a PhD candidate in Science and Management of Climate Change, a PhD program of the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Her research to date has focused on international climate finance, especially tracking and private sector engagement in adaptation and renewable energy projects and programs.

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Dan Storey

Dan Storey

Senior Communications Associate

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...

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Marni Wood

Marni Wood

Senior Executive Assistant, Europe

Marni provides support for the CPI Europe office. Before joining CPI, she was the secretariat for the Advanced School of Economics at the University Ca’ Foscari...

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Paul Brest

Paul Brest

Board of Directors

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

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Stewart J. Paperin

Stewart J. Paperin

Board of Directors

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

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Orville Schell

Orville Schell

Board of Directors

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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