About

Climate & Capital Media is the first non-profit news organization solely focused on the business of climate change — the intersection of investment and sustainability.

  • Free and freely accessible to all — no paywalls.
  • Independent, mission-driven journalists and climate specialists located around the globe, delivering climate business stories in a lively and readable way
  • Beholden to no one but our readers. Climate & Capital challenges conventional wisdom and misinformation on climate while looking to innovative solutions, radical collaboration and out-of-the-box thinking. 
  • Covering the emergence of a new $150 trillion economy
  • We seek to continuously educate ourselves, a cohort of young journalists, and our readers on the people, ideas, issues, opportunities and challenges of the emerging Climate Age.

Our team

Blair Palese

Co-Founder

Blair Palese is co-founder and managing editor at Climate & Capital Media. She is also director of philanthropy at Australia’s oldest ethical investment financial advisor. In 2009, Blair cofounded 350.org Australia and was CEO for 10 years. Previously, she was Communications Director for Greenpeace International and Greenpeace USA, head of PR for the Body Shop, editor-in-chief of Greenpages magazine, and worked at Washington Monthly and ABC in the U.S. She is based in Sydney, Australia. Twitter: @blairpalese.

Kari Huus

Managing Editor

Kari Huus is a journalist based in Seattle. She was a reporter for MSNBC.com from 1996-2014, with stints covering international business, foreign policy, and national affairs. Earlier, she reported on China for the Far Eastern Economic Review in Hong Kong, and Newsweek in Beijing. She also managed a personal finance web Money Talks News for several years, before joining Climate & Capital.

Laura Sucre

Art Director

Laura is an international designer and creative director currently based in Mexico City. She specializes in publication design and branding and has worked for a wide range of clients including non-profit organizations, art galleries, museums, and culinary businesses. Previously, she worked as a designer at an award-winning boutique design firm in Baltimore.

Peter McKillop

President of Global 2050, Inc.

Peter McKillop is an award-winning writer, journalist, and publisher of Global 2050, a non-profit media company focused exclusively on financial news, and policy analysis of emerging environmental, climate, and energy-related issues. He is the publisher of Climate & Capital Media and Green Central Banking, news sites providing non-partisan, independent journalism and commentary on green finance and the transition to a post-carbon economy. 

Mckillop has a distinguished and wide-ranging career as a foreign correspondent and senior global external affairs executive in the U.S., Asia-Pacific, and Europe. He began his career covering national and international political and financial events as a correspondent and bureau chief for Newsweek magazine in New York, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. He has also served as a senior communications executive at BlackRock, J.P.Morgan, KKR, Bank of America, and UBS, leading global teams focused on building their regional and global brands, and managing complex media and policy issues. 

Peter graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in history and African Studies. He serves as a board member of the Africa-America Institute,  Hirondelle USA, and Eaglebrook School.

He is based in New York with his wife, a senior producer at Reuters Plus. They have two grown children.

 

 

David Garrison

Co-Founder

David is a co-founder of Climate & Capital and writes Climate & Capital’s climate leadership column. In 2021, he launched Climate & Capital Connect, a global networking platform that matches climate and sustainability professionals for 1:1 meetings. Prior to Climate & Capital, David held senior roles at companies in spaces as diverse as healthcare, consulting, and music tech. He’s based in Maine, USA.

Barclay Palmer

Executive editor and head of strategy

Barclay is Executive Editor and Head of Strategy at Climate and Capital. He also serves as strategic advisor in cleantech, media, energy, and edtech, specializing in messaging, fundraising, recruiting and research. Barclay has been an award-winning journalist over 30 years at CNN, CBS News, Bloomberg, Reuters, Newsweek, RealVision, Times Mirror, PBS NewsHour and other outlets. He played senior roles on Amanpour, Anderson Cooper 360, Newsnight, CNN Business News, and in managing coverage of 9/11, TWA Flight 800 and other major events.

John Howell

Finance Editor

John Howell is a writer, editor, and broadcaster who oversees the Climate Finance Weekly newsletter and advises on communications and media strategy. He was co-founder, editorial director, and chief of thought leadership for 3BL Media, for which he managed all original editorial content, wrote, and edited newsletters, and created the Brands Taking Stands initiative. He has worked as an editor and contributor for Elle, Artforum, and High Times magazines, developed new media for Hearst Magazines, and created communications for Calvin Klein, Polo/Ralph Lauren, and The Body Shop. He lives and works in New Hampshire and Maine.

Advisors

Hunter Lovins

Advisor

Hunter Lovins is a pioneer in the global environmental movement. An author of 16 books and hundreds of scientific articles and founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions, she has consulted on sustainability strategies in business, economic development, agriculture, energy, water, security, and climate policies for scores of governments, communities, and companies worldwide, including heads of state and energy, defense, commerce, environment and other agencies. Chief Impact Officer of Change Finance and a Managing Partner of Now Partners, Hunter has won dozens of awards, including the Right Livelihood Award. Time recognized her as a Millennium Hero for the Planet; Newsweek called her a Green Business Icon. Her recent book A Finer Future: Creating an Economy in Service to Life won a Nautilus Award.

Erika Karp

Advisor

Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital Inc. Cornerstone was created to catalyze the flow of capital toward a more regenerative and inclusive global economy. The firm seeks to optimize investment performance together with social impact through rigorous research that systematically integrates Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into portfolio design. In seeking positive societal impact at scale, Cornerstone offers investment advisory and capital markets advisory services, underpinned by rigorous research.

Kofi Appenteng

Advisor

Kofi Appenteng is the President of the Africa-America Institute (AAI), which promotes engagement between Africa and America through education, training and dialogue. He is currently on the board of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and previously served as board chair of the Ford Foundation. Additionally, Appenteng serves on the board of the International Center for Transitional Justice and on the International Advisory Board of IE University. Born in Ghana, Appenteng is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Columbia Law School.

Adi Ignatius

Advisor

Editor-in-chief of Harvard Business Review. Previously, he was a deputy managing editor for Time. Prior to joining TIME, Ignatius worked for many years at the Wall Street Journal, serving as the newspaper’s bureau chief in Beijing and later in Moscow. Ignatius was awarded a Zuckerman Fellowship at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in 1990. He received a bachelor’s degree in history in 1981 from Haverford College in Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Asia Society.

Howard Manly

Advisor

Howard is a veteran journalist that has spent most of his award winning print and television career focused on the intersection of race, politics, and society. He has written for numerous publications, including Newsweek, the Boston Globe, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, and was executive editor of the Bay State Banner, one of the leading black newspapers in America. He is a senior fellow at the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School.

Ashley Allen Jones

Advisor

As a pioneer in impact investing, Ashley Allen Jones is committed to breaking traditional financial models that separate social and financial returns and aligning capital behind commercial enterprises whose core business activities generate positive social or environmental impact. She is the founder of i2 Capital, where she focuses on the creation and development of innovative revolving fund vehicles to expand private investment in conservation.

Ingmar Rentzhog

Advisor

CEO and founder of WeDontHavetime.org – the world’s largest social network for climate action. Official “eco-warrior” according to The Sun and “Mark ZuckerVert” according to FranceTV2, Ingmar is serial entrepreneur with background from the financial industry. He’s a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality and European Climate Policy Task Force.

Jared Downing

Advisor

Jared Downing is the producer, editor and host for the Climate&Capital Podcast. He has extensive experience in Southeast Asia writing, editing and working with media development NGO Fondation Hirondelle to oversee a human rights podcast in Yangon, Myanmar. Before that, he reported for the Birmingham News in Birmingham, Alabama.