What we do

CPI is an analysis and advisory organization with deep expertise in finance and policy. Our mission is to help governments, businesses, and financial institutions drive economic growth while addressing climate change. Our vision is to build a sustainable, resilient, and inclusive global economy.

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Our services include analysis, design and implementation of sustainable finance and development solutions, along with convening to ensure collaboration and adoption. Examples of how CPI supports our partners in government, business, and finance to achieve their goals, reduce their costs, and unlock investment include:

Read more about our recent work in our 2022 impact report.


Focus on finance and economic growth

We bring deep expertise in policy and finance, and prioritize both economic growth and action on climate change in our work. These are rare attributes in a mission-driven organization.

Move from talk to action

We bring the right people to the table, including stakeholders from both the public and private sectors to help them make impact on the ground.

Promote evidence-
based solutions

We work closely with our partners to develop analysis and solutions that are grounded in the real world and implementable.


CPI is an independent, not-for-profit organization and has been supported by a diverse range of funders from around the world, including those featured below. CPI is not a grant-making foundation.


CPI works with a diverse range of public and private sector partners from developed and emerging economies, including those featured below.

Work at CPI

CPI’s world-class team of analysts and advisors come from a range of disciplines and are familiar with the policy environments in the regions where they work, enabling them to provide timely and relevant insights on policy, investment, and business models.

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CPI seeks to reduce the environmental impact of its own operations worldwide.

CPI encourages all employees to utilize mass transit when commuting to and from work and makes a conscious effort to track and reduce carbon emissions that result from our travel. We take measures to ensure sustainable printing practices, recycling, and minimal energy usage in all of our offices. Wherever we can, we offer retirement investment options that are sustainable and socially responsible.


We firmly believe in financial transparency with our funders and the broader CPI community. In that spirit, we provide our three most recent years of Independent Auditors’ Report and Consolidated Financial Statements:




If you are interested in supporting CPI’s mission as a donor, please contact our Chief Financial Officer, Danielle Knight.


Professor Thomas C. Heller

CPI was founded in 2009 to support nations building low-carbon economies to develop and implement effective climate, energy, and land use policies.

Professor Thomas C. Heller, a veteran of climate mitigation efforts and negotiations, had paid close attention over the previous decades to the needs of policymakers and the private sector. His vision was to create an independent, objective organization that would conduct world-class analysis to help policy makers make the best decisions for low-carbon growth.
He launched CPI with the support of financier and philanthropist George Soros, starting with a U.S. office and followed by offices and programs in Europe, China, Brazil, India, Indonesia, and Kenya.

Today, CPI is recognized as a leading source of analysis and solutions for climate action and green growth. We work with and are funded by a variety of public and private sector organizations. CPI has more than 100 analysts and staff working to answer decision makers’ most pressing questions.


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