Climate & Capital Media is a global media organization that promotes the broad exchange of information on the business and finance of climate change. We’re committed to informing and motivating leaders to take bold action to build a sustainable and just economy.

Our team

Peter McKillop


Prior to Climate & Capital Media, Peter McKillop was a Managing Director at BlackRock, where he was responsible for leading the firm’s strategic communications and messaging for its iShares ETF and Indexing business. He has also held senior communication leadership positions at J.P. Morgan, KKR, UBS, and Bank of America. Before entering the financial communications field, Peter was a senior correspondent and bureau chief for Newsweek in New York, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.

David Garrison

Co-Founder & Publisher

David guides the business, strategy, and brand of Climate&Capital. An advisor to leaders on the most difficult challenges of building meaningful brands, he previously founded the Brytemoore Group, a brand consulting firm focused on bold transformations, and has led teams in markets as diverse as healthcare and music, advertising, and management consulting. David speaks on topics ranging from strategic leadership to organizational empathy and writes a regular column for Climate&Capital that shares insights from conversations with leaders. A Canadian living between Maine, NYC, and Toronto, he has an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Jyotika Bindra

South Asia Editor

Jyotika is a writer based in New Delhi. Prior to Climate & Capital Media, she was the fashion manager at her family’s bespoke fashion business, where in addition to her other responsibilities she worked on improving textile sourcing from local artisans to encourage grassroots production, as well as conducting sustainability workshops with employees regarding the eco-friendly disposal of fashion materials. Previously, she worked as a lab manager at a Harvard University Psychology Lab.

Maheep Chawla

Editorial Intern

Maheep is a third-year undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She is pursuing a major in Psychology. Previously, she has interned with a pre-school for children with special needs based in New Delhi. In the past, she has also written for her campus newspaper and the editorial department at UBC’s Psychology Student Association.

Jared Downing

Managing Editor

Jared Downing is managing editor for Climate & Capital Media and producer 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.

Frank Gibney Jr.

Editorial Director

Frank Gibney Jr. is a journalist, writer and editor. He spent most of the 1980s and 1990s as a correspondent, bureau chief and editor for Newsweek and TIME in different parts of the U.S. and East Asia. He has written extensively on Japan, China and Vietnam. He has also advised companies and non-profit organizations on branding and crisis management. Gibney lives on the Maine coast, where climate change is having a demonstrable effect on fisheries.

John Howell

Climate Finance Weekly 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.

Howard Manly

Climate Justice Editor

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.

Rhea Mukerjee

Environment and Sustainable Energy Editor

Rhea is a consultant working in the areas of environment, clean energy access, and sustainability. Her recent roles include Executive Director at Sustain Labs Paris, Communications Advisor at OECD, and Researcher at E3G. She is driven towards making SDG 7 a reality and is passionate about the energy access and gender nexus. Prior to this, Rhea spent eight years managing public relations, corporate communication and social media for the private sector in India. She holds a Master’s in Public Affairs degree from Sciences Po, Paris where she specialized in environment and energy policy.

Blair Palese

Global Climate Editor

Blair Palese is a writer and project manager on a range of climate change projects. In 2009, she cofounded 350.org Australia and was its CEO for 10 years. Previously, she was a communications director for Greenpeace International and Greenpeace USA, head of international public relations for the Body Shop, editor-in-chief of Greenpages magazine, and worked at Washington Monthly and ABC.

Marissa Rosen

Director of Social Media

As a strategic communications consultant and founder of Climate Social LLC, Marissa designs content and strategies to build compelling brands, promote high profile events, and engage communities that create positive impact. Her clients have included WBCSD, TriplePundit, South Pole, and Net Impact, amongst dozens of climate and sustainability-focused organizations. Marissa is a recognized social media influencer and has spoken on podcasts and training programs. She previously worked for Sustainable Brands and the Wharton SBCD, and holds a Masters in Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania

Laura Sucre

Creative 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.


Kofi Appenteng


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.

Ashley Allen Jones


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.

Elan J Blutinger


Elan has been Managing Director of Alpine Consolidated, a Washington based venture investment company, since its founding in 1996. He led the successful launch, IPO, and sale of multiple public travel and technology companies in the US and the UK, and subsequently served as a Director at Hotels.com, chairing the Special Committee and overseeing the sale of the company to IAC/Inter-ActiveCorp. Elan is a founding Director of Great Wolf Resorts, Mountain Reservations and former Chairman & CEO of AudioNow Holdings from 2008 until its successful sale in 2017. He has chaired the boards of non-profit institutions including the Hirondelle Foundation, the Washington International School, and OurTime.Org. He speaks five languages and holds graduate and law degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and American University.

Adi Ignatius


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.

Erika Karp


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.

Marcela Shine

Advisor, Strategic Development

Marcela Shine is best-described as an execution-ready leader. Strong in strategy, her passion is in “ getting things done.” As a part of the leadership team, she focuses on delivering against strategy. She executes while building a culture of cohesion, accountability, and engagement.

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