Climate Finance

Barbara Buchner

Barbara Buchner

Executive Director, Climate Finance

Barbara Buchner

Dr. Barbara Buchner is Executive Director of the widely renowned Climate Finance program at Climate Policy Initiative and is based out of San Francisco. Named one of the 20 most influential women in climate change, Barbara advises leaders...

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Mahua Acharya

Mahua Acharya

Asia Director and Senior Advisor

Mahua Acharya

Mahua Acharya is Asia Director and Senior Advisor. She is responsible for high-level strategic planning and further build-up of the organization while also leading CPI in Delhi and Jakarta.

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Thomas C. Heller

Thomas C. Heller

Chairman of the Board and Senior Strategic Advisor

Thomas C. Heller

As Chairman of the Board and Senior Strategic Advisor, Thomas C. Heller plays a critical role in all of CPI’s work programs, advising global leaders, and directing strategy and analysis...

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David Pitson

David Pitson

Director of Finance

David Pitson

David Pitson joined CPI in 2016 as Director of Finance after spending several years in the not for profit sector, including...

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Elysha Davila

Elysha Davila

Head of Communications

Elysha Davila

Elysha Davila leads communications for CPI's climate finance division. Since joining CPI in 2012, she has helped develop and support its programs to make a global impact.

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Angela Falconer

Angela Falconer

Associate Director

Angela Falconer

Dr. Angela Falconer is Associate Director in CPI’s climate finance division. She leads the London office, where she oversees the work of a team of analysts, while also supporting cross-cutting strategic projects for the organization. She advises government and investment leaders on climate finance...

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Bella Tonkonogy

Bella Tonkonogy

Associate Director

Bella Tonkonogy

Bella Tonkonogy is Associate Director based in San Francisco. Since joining CPI in 2016, she has played a leading role in the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance through serving on the core management...

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Tiza Mafira

Tiza Mafira

Associate Director

Tiza Mafira

Tiza Mafira is CPI’s Associate Director, based in Indonesia, where she leads a team of analysts to deliver robust studies on climate finance effectiveness and innovations for policy-makers. With a background in environmental law, Tiza is a public policy expert specializing in land use and climate finance.

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Dhruba Purkayastha

Dhruba Purkayastha

Director, US-India Clean Energy Finance

Dhruba Purkayastha

Dhruba Purkayastha is the Director of US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF), a joint Indian-US initiative to provide support for project preparation for early stage distributed solar power projects in India. CPI serves as the Program Manager...

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Federico Mazza

Federico Mazza

Senior Analyst

Federico Mazza

Federico Mazza has strong expertise in climate finance tracking built during multiple years of work on CPI’s Global Landscape of Climate Finance and through participation in several UNFCCC and OECD expert workshops. He recently the second analysis of global finance for energy access for Sustainable Energy for All.

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Valerio Micale

Valerio Micale

Manager

Valerio Micale

Valerio Micale is a manager in CPI’s climate finance workstream, based in London. His work focuses on green investment, with particular expertise in risk analysis and financial modeling.

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Padraig Oliver

Padraig Oliver

Manager

Padraig Oliver

Padraig Oliver is a Manager at CPI, based in London. He leads the climate finance tracking workstream including the development of the Global Landscape of Climate Finance series, working with partners such as the UNFCCC, IEA, OECD, development finance institutions and institutional investors.

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Labanya Prakash Jena

Labanya Prakash Jena

Manager

Labanya Prakash Jena

Labanya Prakash Jena is a manager in CPI’s Delhi office. Labanya primarily focuses on the India Innovation Lab for Green Finance, where he supports the design and analysis of financial instruments to drive investment into the climate sector in India...

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Randy Rakhmadi

Randy Rakhmadi

Senior Analyst

Randy Rakhmadi

Randy Rakhmadi has deep interest and expertise in the field of private climate finance, leveraging several years of experience working in capital market and energy investments...

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Angel Jacob

Angel Jacob

Communications Associate

Angel Jacob

Angel Jacob is a Communications Associate based in CPI’s Delhi office. She is the communications lead for the India and Indonesia programs where she manages all publicity and strategic outreach for the teams. Her responsibilities include writing, editing, and review of all analysis...

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Saurabh Trivedi

Saurabh Trivedi

Senior Analyst

Saurabh Trivedi

Saurabh Trivedi is a senior analyst in CPI’s Delhi office. At CPI, his work is primarily focused on financial instrument design, research and policy analysis. He is presently researching on innovative solutions to unlock the private investments in Indian clean energy sector...

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Maggie Young

Maggie Young

Senior Communications Associate

Maggie Young

Maggie Young is the communications lead for the Lab. She works across the Global, India, and Brasil Lab programs to manage publicity and strategic outreach, and ensure compelling and relevant content...

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Kushagra Gautam

Kushagra Gautam

Senior Analyst

Kushagra Gautam

Kushagra Gautam is a Senior Analyst for US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF), and is based in CPI’s Delhi office. At CPI, his work focuses on client orientation, screening, and appraisal of projects for the USICEF facility which drives access to finance...

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Vijay Nirmal Gavarraju

Vijay Nirmal Gavarraju

Project Manager, US-India Clean Energy Finance

Vijay Nirmal Gavarraju

Vijay Nirmal Gavarraju is the Project Manager for US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF), and is based in CPI’s Delhi office. Prior to joining CPI, Vijay worked with Bank Muscat, IL&FS Financial Services Ltd and...

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Arun Kumar Jain

Arun Kumar Jain

Senior Finance Officer

Arun Kumar Jain

Arun Jain is a Chartered Accountant based out of CPI’s Delhi office, where he primarily manages the grants and contracts for US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF) program. He also oversees the financial reporting and overall compliances for CPI India and Climate Policy Foundation...

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Dario Abramskiehn

Dario Abramskiehn

Senior Analyst

Dario Abramskiehn

Dario Abramskiehn is a Senior Analyst on the Climate Finance team at Climate Policy Initiative with more than 8 years of experience in renewable energy project finance, electric vehicle finance, ESG investing, energy efficiency, carbon markets, energy & transportation policy, and utilities & financial services consulting.

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Sagar Srijan Joshi

Sagar Srijan Joshi

Analyst

Sagar Srijan Joshi

Sagar Joshi is an analyst for US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF), and is based in CPI’s Delhi office. At CPI, his work focuses in providing research and analytical support for the USICEF facility which drives access to finance for the distributed solar power sector...

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Divjot Singh

Divjot Singh

Senior Analyst

Divjot Singh

Divjot Singh is a Senior Analyst with the CPI Delhi office. At CPI, his work focuses on the design and implementation of financial instruments through the India Innovation Lab for Green Finance.

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Donovan Escalante

Donovan Escalante

Manager

Donovan Escalante

Donovan Escalante is a manager at Climate Policy Initiative in San Francisco where he focuses on climate finance. His projects address the need to mobilize private investment towards low-carbon, climate resilient growth in developing countries.

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Jolly Sinha

Jolly Sinha

Analyst

Jolly Sinha

Jolly Sinha works as an analyst with the CPI Delhi team. At CPI, her work focuses on renewable energy finance and energy policy research.

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Alke Rabinsa Haesra

Alke Rabinsa Haesra

Analyst

Alke Rabinsa Haesra

Alke Rabinsa Haesra is an Analyst in CPI’s Indonesia office. Prior to joining CPI, he worked as the Sustainable Financing Relationship Manager at PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (SMI), focusing on blended finance for promoting climate resilient infrastructure projects, specifically related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste management, and sustainable urban transport.

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Lidya Jalius

Lidya Jalius

Senior Operations Associate

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...

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Saeful Muluk

Saeful Muluk

Consultant

Saeful Muluk

Saeful Muluk provides research and analytical support to CPI Indonesia’s Fiscal Policy Program. Joining CPI as a Consultant in 2017, his work focuses on fiscal policy and instruments at both national and sub-national levels...

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Muhammad Ery Wijaya

Muhammad Ery Wijaya

Senior Analyst

Muhammad Ery Wijaya

Prior to joining CPI, Ery worked for seven years on the integration of the Indonesian energy and environment sectors, serving as an academician and a consultant.

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Tatiana Alves

Tatiana Alves

Senior Analyst

Tatiana Alves

Tatiana C. Alves is a Senior Analyst leading development of climate finance instruments within the Brasil Lab. Before joining CPI, Tatiana worked with NGOs, energy companies, and the Brazilian Ministry of Environment as a...

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Felipe Borschiver

Felipe Borschiver

Analyst

Felipe Borschiver

Felipe Borschiver is an Analyst at Climate Policy Initiative, based in Rio de Janeiro, where he manages the development of energy-related instruments for the Brasil and Global Labs.

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Rosaly Byrd

Rosaly Byrd

Program Coordinator

Rosaly Byrd

Rosaly Byrd is Lab Program Coordinator at CPI’s Rio de Janeiro office. Before coming to CPI, Rosaly worked for the UNDP World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+ Centre).

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Ben Broche

Ben Broche

Manager

Ben Broche

Ben Broche is a manager in Climate Policy Initiative’s San Francisco office, where he leads the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance...

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Alex Clark

Alex Clark

Analyst

Alex Clark

Alex Clark is an analyst on CPI's climate finance team, in its San Francisco office. Prior to joining CPI, Alex undertook a wide-ranging fellowship at Harvard University and conducted research on...

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Keren Gross

Keren Gross

Operations Associate

Keren Gross

Keren is the Operations Associate at CPI's San Francisco Office. In addition to supporting Executive Director Barbara Buchner, Keren provides the Climate Finance team with both Operations and Human Resources support

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Karoline Hallmeyer

Karoline Hallmeyer

Analyst

Karoline Hallmeyer

Karoline Hallmeyer is an Analyst at Climate Policy Initiative, based in San Francisco, where she focuses on blended finance solutions and policy mechanisms to catalyze sustainable investment across mitigation and adaptation sectors.

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Khin Khin Wong

Khin Khin Wong

Senior Accountant

Khin Khin Wong

Khin Khin Wong is the Senior Accountant in CPI’s San Francisco office and manages accounting activities including payroll, regional office accounting, fixed assets and reconciliations.

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Simon Sau

Simon Sau

Senior Accountant

Simon Sau

Simon Sau is a Senior Accountant in CPI’s San Francisco office. He manages regional office accounting, bank reconciliations, and payroll. Prior to joining CPI, Simon spent over 10 years in senior financial accounting roles in the private sector.

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Neha Sharma

Neha Sharma

Operations Manager

Neha Sharma

Neha Sharma is the Operations Manager for the CPI Delhi office, where she provides operational, administrative, and human resources support.

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Morgan Richmond

Morgan Richmond

Analyst

Morgan Richmond

Morgan Richmond is an analyst in CPI’s San Francisco office. At CPI, she focuses on climate finance tracking and the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

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Anna Balm

Anna Balm

Project Manager for GNIplus Kenya

Anna Balm

Anna Balm is the Program Manager for GNIplus in Kenya. Based in Nairobi, Anna works closely with the Kenyan Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the National Treasury, donors, and private sector partners in order to support the Government of Kenya achieve its NDC goals.

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Chavi Meattle

Chavi Meattle

Analyst

Chavi Meattle

Chavi is an analyst in CPI’s London office where she focuses on tracking climate finance, renewable energy finance, and climate policies.

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Hélène Van Caenegem

Hélène Van Caenegem

Assistant Analyst

Hélène Van Caenegem

Hélène Van Caenegem is an assistant analyst based in CPI’s London office. At CPI, she works on GNIplus, which focuses on implementing Kenya’s Nationally Determined Contributions in partnership with the Kenyan government.

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Kaye Bettney

Kaye Bettney

Operations Manager

Kaye Bettney

Kaye Bettney provides operational and administrative support for the CPI Climate Finance team in London.

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Angela Woodall

Angela Woodall

Design Associate

Angela Woodall

As our Design Associate, Angela works across all CPI offices to create compelling and concise visuals and materials that communicate CPI’s analytical findings.

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Caroline Dreyer

Caroline Dreyer

Communications Associate

Caroline Dreyer

Caroline Dreyer is a communications associate within CPI's climate finance division, where she helps to develop and carry out integrated external communications strategies for various CPI projects.

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