Danielle Knight is the Chief Financial Officer of Climate Policy Initiative.

Danielle leads our global team of financial professionals, responsible for financial and accounting functions across all our programs, as well as part of the executive leadership team driving organizational strategy and planning to support our growth and objectives.

Danielle has more than a decade of NGO financial leadership experience, spanning climate change research, international development and community-driven conservation. Prior to joining CPI, Danielle was the Director of Finance and Administration at the Coral Reef Alliance where she increased financial sustainability and organizational scalability in support of global adaptation research and local conservation programs in Indonesia, Fiji and Mesoamerica.

Previously, Danielle was the Director of Finance and Operations at Earth Innovation Institute, an NGO advancing scientific research and policy analysis on land-use change and low-emissions rural development with offices in Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia and Peru. She joined the organization at its founding and scaled up its financial and operational systems. Danielle has also held positions at Woods Hole Research Center, a climate-change research group, where she administered their Science in Public Affairs Program and managed global capacity building initiatives.

Danielle holds a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts.


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