San FranciscoClimate Policy Initiative welcomed two new Board members effective February 28, 2019. Howard Bamsey and Rachel Kyte will join CPI’s four founding Board members to help the organization increase the impact of its mission.

Howard Bamsey has served as Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund and Director-General to the Global Green Growth Institute, in addition to a long career in the Australian government. He is a widely recognized negotiator in the global response to climate change.

Rachel Kyte was recently named dean of The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and will assume that role October 1, 2019. She is currently Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy.  Kyte served as World Bank Group Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change until 2015, leading integration of climate across the Bank Group’s work as well as support for an ambitious agreement at the 21st Convention of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 21).


“Both of our new Board members bring decades of expertise and outstanding achievements in global finance and policy,” said Thomas C. Heller, who founded CPI in 2009 and continues to serve as Chairman of the Board. “We are excited to tap their expertise for the next stage of CPI.”

“CPI has made continuously strong contributions to advancing climate policy and finance,” said Howard Bamsey. “I look forward to helping steer CPI’s leadership to build on these accomplishments for even greater impact.”

“Addressing the twin challenges of sustainable development and climate change is increasingly urgent,” said Rachel Kyte. “I believe CPI has a large role to play in advancing solutions to these problems over the next years.”

With deep expertise in finance and policy, CPI works with governments, development banks, and investors around the world to drive economic growth while addressing climate change. CPI is known as a leader in tracking sustainable investment trends, identifying innovative business models, and supporting the solutions that can drive a transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy.


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