With deep expertise in policy and finance, CPI works to improve the most important energy and land use practices around the world. Our mission is to help governments, businesses, and financial institutions drive growth while addressing climate risk.
offices across the world
in Brazil, Europe, India, Indonesia, and the US. CPI also works in other places with high potential for impact such as Africa and China.
citations since 2010
including in policy and research documents from developed and emerging country governments, multilateral organizations, and world-leading universities.
meetings per year
with decision-makers in governments, regulators, commercial and development banks, utilities, industry, and at multilateral forums such as the UNFCCC.
Services and impact
Our services include analysis, the design and implementation of new financing solutions, and convening.
Find examples of how CPI has supported our partners in government, business, and finance to achieve their goals, reduce their costs, and unlock investment below.
CPI is an independent, not-for-profit organization and has been supported by a diverse range of funders from around the world, including those featured below. CPI is not a grant-making foundation.
CPI works with a diverse range of public and private sector partners from developed and emerging economies, including those featured below.
Work at CPI
CPI’s world-class team of analysts and advisors come from a range of disciplines and are familiar with the policy environments in the regions where they work, enabling them to provide timely and relevant insights on policy, investment, and business models.
Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) was founded in 2009 to support nations building low-carbon economies to develop and implement effective climate, energy and land use policies.
Professor Thomas C. Heller, a veteran of climate mitigation efforts and negotiations, had paid close attention over the previous decades to the needs of policymakers and the private sector. His vision was to create an independent, objective organization that would conduct world-class analysis to help policy makers make the best decisions for low-carbon growth.
He launched CPI with the support of financier and philanthropist George Soros, starting with a U.S. office and followed by offices and programs in Europe, China, Brazil, India and Indonesia.
Today, CPI is recognized as a leading source of analysis and solutions for climate action and green growth. It works with and is funded by a variety of public and private sector organizations. It has more than 70 analysts and staff working to answer decision makers’ most pressing questions.
CPI seeks to reduce the environmental impact of its own operations worldwide.
Our global headquarters are located in a LEED Platinum Certified office in downtown San Francisco, featuring renewable building materials, natural lighting, cross-ventilation, and the latest energy and resource efficiency technology. Our international offices are also committed to low-carbon practices. CPI encourages all employees to utilize mass transit when commuting to and from work and makes a conscious effort to track and reduce carbon emissions that result from CPI travel. We take measures to ensure sustainable printing practices, recycling, and minimal energy usage in all of our offices. Wherever we can, we offer retirement investment options that are sustainable and socially responsible.