About

Climate & Capital Media is a global media company that connects investors and entrepreneurs working on climate change solutions. Our news service develops engaging, well-reported profiles that deliver practical and meaningful investment and leadership insights about the fast-growing community of businesses addressing global warming and building a more sustainable global economy. We focus not simply on climate-related businesses and technology, but on public policy and accountability, with a particular interest in the emerging generation of entrepreneurial leaders who will shape tomorrow’s global agenda. This is combined with an actionable business directory of the who’s who of the companies, entrepreneurs, and investors working on global warming solutions.

PODCAST (July 21, 2021): Founder Peter McKillop joins a discussion on media coverage of ESG

PRESS RELEASE (May 14, 2021): Climate & Capital Media and Science4Data launch Climate Media Signal, the first AI-driven market media platform

PRESS RELEASE (March 11, 2021): Climate & Capital Media and We Don’t Have Time launch “People-Powered News”

PRESS RELEASE (October 27, 2020): Announcing the launch of Climate & Capital Media

Our team

Peter McKillop

Founder

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.

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. Twitter: @blairpalese.

Kari Huus

Green Bond Review 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. Since 2015, she has worked as managing editor for the website Money Talks News.

Jyotika Bindra

Climate Style Editor & Special Projects

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.

Tom Fortier

Vice President, Operations

Tom oversees the day-to-day operations of the business and manages Climate & Capital’s partnership programs. Prior to joining Climate&Capital, Tom spent nearly two decades as a product manager and client success leader within the FinTech industry with companies including Thomson Reuters, Strategic Insight (now part of ISS), and Nasdaq. While building the infrastructure and processes for Climate&Capital, Tom is also pursuing an MBA through the George Washington University School of Business. A native of Maine, Tom’s career has taken him to Boston, Denver, and New York. Currently Tom is based in Luxembourg.

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.

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.

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.

Jared Downing

Podcast Editor

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.

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

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.

Elan J Blutinger

Advisor

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

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.

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.

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.

Nicholaus Rohleder

Advisor

Nicholaus Rohleder is the Co-Chief Executive Officer of New American Energy, where is he responsible for general management and capital allocation across the firm’s financial services and infrastructure business lines. In addition to this, Mr. Rohleder serves as the Chief Financial Officer of American Hydrogen, an integrated carbon management subsidiary of New American Energy. Mr. Rohleder holds board positions at BioHiTech Global (NASDAQ: BHTG), Ardour Capital, Lone Cypress Energy Services, and Climate & Capital Media. Mr. Rohleder received a Master of Environmental Studies with a concentration in Environmental Engineering & Technology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science in Sustainability Management with a concentration in Environmental Economics from Columbia University.

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