Climate Investment is an independent organization founded by members of Oil and Gas Climate Initiative. OGCI members have invested in our funds, and have deployed many of our portfolio company innovations, supporting their early commercial development.
Who we are
We invest in innovations that deliver capital-efficient decarbonization solutions and drive their adoption through our partner networks to accelerate scaled impact. Our team looks for opportunities that can deliver strong, quantified GHG-impact and an attractive risk-adjusted return.
Operational since 2017, we have focused our efforts on attracting a team of specialists who are leaders in their disciplines, developing robust impact quantification, building a portfolio of outstanding innovations and cultivating our partner networks. We believe that engaged, cross-sector collaboration is necessary to driver accelerated, capital-efficient decarbonization.
Our primary goal is to drive the adoption of our portfolio companies’ solutions to maximize their impact.
Increasing the allocation of capital into climate innovations requires robust and objective metrics for evaluating the potential carbon reduction impact of different investment opportunities.
We have developed and operationalized a GHG impact measurement methodology for our firm and funds and have used the methodology to set targets and measure impact delivery. We share our methodology with our portfolio companies and help them operationalize their impact reporting.
Alix has over 25 years of international events management experience. Prior to joining Climate Investment in 2022, Alix worked across a number of different sectors, such as financial services and IT/Telecoms and for a wide range of organizations, from start-ups through to global organisations. Alix has a strong understanding of corporate and global environments and very much enjoys collaboratively working with stakeholders to deliver high-quality, successful events.
Chief Marketing Officer
As Chief Marketing Officer for Climate Investment, Amanda McCrystal is responsible for leading and implementing our global marketing and communications initiatives to underpin CI’s goals and support our portfolio companies. She provides additional support as required to CI. Prior to joining Climate Investment, Amanda led global marketing and communications for Pantheon, a global private markets investor, for nine years and previous to that worked at HarbourVest Partners LLC in strategy development, investor relations and communications. Amanda holds a B.A. in Politics.
Chief Financial & Operations Officer
Andrew Row is the Chief Financial & Operations Officer for Climate Investment. Prior to being seconded to Climate Investment, Andrew worked for BP as the Global Performance Director for the Lubricants business and has previously been the Finance Director for operating units in Europe & Africa and the Industrial, Marine and Energy businesses. Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in a wide range of roles, from external audit with EY, through operational, commercial and group finance roles with Burmah Castrol plc and BP. He is a First Class honours graduate from University of East Anglia and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Dr Ben Haag´s role as Technology Director at Climate Investment is key to identifying and evaluating innovative, low-emissions technologies. Ben holds a PhD and his background is in chemical industries.
Brian Redick is an Associate in Climate Investment’s Commercialization group, where he partners with portfolio companies to accelerate adoption of new technologies and drive accelerated growth.
Prior to joining Climate Investment, Brian was a field-based petroleum engineer responsible for multiple US, onshore assets at Grizzly Energy. Brian developed and led a decarbonization strategy while at Grizzly.
Brian holds an MS in Petroleum Engineering (Texas A&M) and a BS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Johns Hopkins University).
Chandni Pindoria is the Financial Accountant for Climate Investment and works alongside the Finance Controller. Chandni holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting & Finance and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), with over 15 years’ experience in the finance industry.
In his position as Financial Controller of Climate Investment, Chris is responsible for all day-to-day aspects of the finance operations and managing and ensuring that all finance processes run smoothly. Prior to joining Climate Investment, Chris worked as the Head of Finance for a private upstream oil and gas company with full life cycle assets in West Africa and spent two years with a boutique corporate finance firm in Dublin, specialising in sell-side transactions private capital raisings. Chris qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG Dublin and has completed level one of the CFA charter exams.
Culture and careers
We are One Global Team that is motivated to work with optimism, integrity, and urgency to accelerate GHG reduction. All of us are highly committed to and energetically embrace the opportunity of addressing climate change. We believe that although tackling the climate crisis is an immense challenge, cost-effective technologies are available to address it.
Our role is to work together and alongside our portfolio companies, governments, investors and non-profit organizations to scale, and scale fast to drive decarbonization of heavy-emitting sectors. We actively welcome diversity of thought, experience and culture because we believe they will help us achieve our goals.
Industry affiliations & recognition
We are proud that CI and our portfolio companies are recognized in a number of industry awards and rankings. Most recently, these include the 2022 Climate50 winners, New Private Markets Impact 30 2022, and the 2023 Global Cleantech 100.
We are also members of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the Global CSS Institute. Additionally, CI is a co-founder of Project Frame. We maintain informal, but important links to a number of other industry associations across our key investment sectors.
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