Climate Bonds Initiative

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"The Climate Bonds Initiative is an investor-focused not-for-profit working to mobilize bond markets for climate change solutions. Climate change solutions involve a rapid transition to a low-carbon and climate resilient economy." [1]

" Climate Bonds provide long-term debt designed to overcome medium term investment barriers to achieving economies of scale in low-carbon industry sectors. They will finance a global transition at speed and at scale. A special project of the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets and the Carbon Disclosure Project." [1]

Funders: Shearman Sterling, European Climate Foundation, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Foundation, National Australia Bank, HSBC, Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, Frederick Mulder Foundation, Serge Martin International [2]

Advisory Panel

Accessed May 2014: [2]

  • David Wood - Director, Initiative for Responsible Investment, Harvard University
  • Sean P. Flannery - Director, IFOK Gmbh, COO Meister Consultants. Former CIO Americas, State Street Global Advisors
  • Bryan Martel (Director) - MD, Environmental Capital Group. Co-founder of the P8
  • Wofgang Mostert - Consultant in finance frameworks for energy and environment
  • Sumantra Sen - Responsible Investment Research Association; Climate Bonds India
  • Henry Derwent - Former CEO International Emissions Trading Association
  • Paul Clements-Hunt - Blended capital, former CEO UNEP Finance Initiative
  • Jon Bianco - MD, Catalyst Capital Advisors. Investment banker specialising in the Muni bond market.
  • Melsa Ararat - Logos Asset Management and Faculty of Management, Sabancı University
  • Abyd Karmali - MD and Global Head of Carbon Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Alexandre Chavarot - Advisor – Climate Finance, Clinton Climate Initiative; Managing Partner, Clean Infra Partners; Climate Bonds India
  • Alex Veys - CIO, Partnership Assurance
  • Anthony Hobley - CEO, Carbon Tracker Initiative, former global head of climate change and carbon finance, Norton Rose
  • Bryn Jones - Investment Manager, Rathbone Brothers
  • Christoph Harwood - CEO Marksman Consulting
  • Colin Hines - Convenor, Green New Deal
  • Imtiaz Ahmad - Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
  • James Cameron - Vice Chair, Climate Change Capital
  • Jon Grayson - Enviromarket
  • Jonathan Maxwell - Co-Founder, Sustainable Development Capital LLP
  • Jeremy Leggett - Executive Chairman, Solarcentury
  • Lawrence Bloom - Executive Chairman, BE Energy
  • Michael Mainelli - Z/Yen Grou and Gresham College
  • Michelle T. Davies - Head, clean energy group, Eversheds
  • Nick Robins - Co-director, UNEP Inquiry into a Sustainable Financial System, ex-HSBC
  • Paul Dickinson - Executive Chairman Carbon Disclosure Project
  • Phillip Wolfe - Chairman Ownergy Ltd, former Director General, UK Renewable Energy Association
  • Richard Murphy (UK) - Chartered Accountant, taxation policy consultant
  • Robert Webb - Renewable energy technologist
  • Sean Hanafin - CEO Eros Renewables, former MD Global Energy, Citigroup
  • Simon Petley - Enviromarkets
  • Stephen Fawkes - Head of equities research, Matrix Capital
  • Stuart Clenaghan - Principal, Eco System Services, former Lehman head of Eurobond trading
  • Vicki Bakhshi - Governance and Sustainable Investments, F&C Management
  • Vince Julier - Partner at Greensphere Capital. Formerly EMEA head of structured finance at BP
  • Xavier Lecacheur - Development and climate change
  • Peter Sweatman - CEO Climate Strategy & Partners
  • Antonia E. Stolper - Partner, Shearman Sterling LLP. Specialist in large scale project contracts
  • Graciella Chichilnisky - Consortium for Risk Management, Columbia University
  • Pedro Moura Costa - E2 environmental finance, co-founder EcoSecurities
  • John Mathews - ENI Chair of Competitive Dynamics and Global Strategy, LUISS University
  • William Choi - CEO, CB Williams Group
  • Darius Nassiry - Global Green Growth Institute; Visiting Fellow, Centre for Global Development
  • Louis Perroy - ClimateKos; Climate Bonds coordinator for SE Asia
  • Frank Damerow - Portfolio Manager, LBBW
  • Karl Mallon (Director) - Chief Scientist, Climate Risk Australia
  • Mark Fulton - Former head of Climate Research, Deutsche Bank
  • Matthew Kiernan - CEO Inflection Point Capital, founder of Innovest
  • Nelson Switzer - PriceWaterhouse Canada
  • Cynthia Williams (Director) - University of Illinois, College of Law. Corporate law and securities expert
  • Franz Maritsch - Engineering consultant, expert in development of large-scale power plants
  • Barbara Buchner - Director, Climate Policy Initiative Venice office
  • Cameron D. Prell - Environmental Finance attorney, McGuireWoods legal service
  • Paul Hughes - Environmental Communication Foundation. Energy efficiency advisor

Climate Bonds team



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  1. Climate Bonds Initiative About, organizational web page, accessed May 2, 2014.
  2. Climate Bonds Initiative Advisory Panel, organizational web page, accessed May 2, 2014.