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We believe in the power of the markets

We are big believers in the notion that markets can be a powerful force for good. A market-based approached provides a simple but highly scalable, efficient, and verifiable way to combat climate change. This belief guides every area of our business.

The Climate Vault Approach

At Climate Vault, we are leading the carbon offset credibility revolution by providing the most science-backed and integrated CO2 solutions that extend beyond the tons. One guiding question we ask ourselves every day is, "Does the planet care?" This question ensures that the actions we take today will help preserve our planet for future generations.

Board of Directors

  • Michael Greenstone

    Co-founder

    Michael Greenstone is the Milton Friedman Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, as well as the Director of the Becker Friedman Institute and the interdisciplinary Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

    Dr. Greenstone previously served as the Chief Economist for President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, where he co-led the development of the United States Government’s social cost of carbon.

  • Balaji Srinivasan

    Co-founder

    Balaji Srinivasan is the Global Head of Business Development at DRW. Previously, he served at the University of Chicago as the Deputy Provost, Executive Vice President for Science, Innovation, and Strategy, and Chief International Officer.

    Dr. Srinivasan has also served as a Managing Director at Och-Ziff Capital Management and as Executive Director and Vice President at Goldman Sachs Hong Kong.

  • Andrew Dailey

    Co-founder

    Andrew Dailey is the co-founder and Managing Director of MGI Research. He has also been a partner at Jetstream Group and Senior Vice President of Marketing for Baan Company. He began his career at Gartner Group, where he co-founded the Software Asset Management service, led the enterprise applications research in Europe, and received numerous awards for his research.

    Mr. Dailey has served on public and private company boards of directors. He was a four-time NCAA All-American in tennis at Swarthmore College.

  • Donald R. Wilson, Jr.

    Co-founder

    Donald R. Wilson, Jr. has long championed innovation and advocated for policies that advance fairness, efficiency, and transparency in free markets around the world. He founded the firm DRW based on the belief that applied modeling, technology, and quantitative research could better identify opportunities in the global financial markets. He has also been involved in launching Cumberland, a leading provider of crypto liquidity, and Digital Asset Holdings.

    Mr. Wilson serves as a trustee at the University of Chicago and as a board member of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation. An avid sailor, he won the M32 world championship in 2019.

  • Jeff Ubben

    Board Member

    Jeff Ubben is a founder and Managing Partner of Inclusive Capital Partners, L.P. He has served on more than twenty public company boards and currently serves on the boards of Exxon Mobil Corporation, Enviva Inc., and Vistry Group PLC, and on the Sustainability Council of Bayer A.G. He is a member of the UN COP28 Advisory Committee and also serves on the boards of the World Wildlife Fund, E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, the Redford Center, and Duke University.

    Mr. Ubben founded the Ubben Program for Climate and Carbon Science at the Northwestern Institute for Sustainability and Energy.

  • Jon Cohen

    CEO

    Jon Cohen brings extensive leadership experience to Climate Vault. He previously served as CEO of Pluribus Labs. He has held positions as Head of Business Development and Managing Director at Angel Island Capital (AIC) and as Head of Investment Strategy for Incapture Investments. He co-led institutional product strategy for BlackRock Fixed Income, which he joined through its acquisition of Barclays Global Investors (BGI), where he was Co-Head of US Fixed Income Strategy.

    Earlier in his career, Mr. Cohen spent several years at Northern Trust Global Investments as both Portfolio Manager and Senior Strategist. He holds an MBA in finance and economics from the University of Chicago and a BA in political science from Grinnell College.

Executive Leadership Team

  • Jon Cohen

    CEO

  • Jason Grant

    President & COO

  • Taleen Vartanian

    Director of Human Resources

  • Amanda Paden

    Controller

  • Chris Neufeld

    Head of Development

  • Hillary Lovric

    Vice President of Marketing

Climate Vault in the News

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