Thomas Heller

As Chairman of the Board and Senior Strategic Advisor, Thomas C. Heller plays a critical role in all of CPI’s work programs, advising global leaders, and directing strategy and analysis. Heller founded CPI, and served as Executive Director from CPI’s start in 2009 until 2016. Under his direction, CPI has grown into a trusted global thought leader in climate finance, energy finance, and land use. In climate finance, CPI has set the benchmark for tracking, as well as built and directed The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance. In energy finance, CPI works with governments, businesses, investors, and foundations around the world to maximize the financial benefits of transitioning to a low-carbon energy system. CPI has also pioneered a production and protection strategy to land use management of carbon rich areas, which seeks opportunities to improve agricultural productivity while also protecting vital carbon stocks.