About Us

Our mission is to rapidly and exponentially increase climate philanthropy by connecting donors with peers, experts, and high-impact solutions that restore our planet.

Solving climate change is hard and deciding where to invest is complex. The Climate Leadership Initiative was created to provide philanthropists with expert guidance and insights into impactful climate solutions. We advise new climate philanthropists and engage those with experience to connect with their peers.

With a sophisticated staff and a network of trusted, seasoned advisors, world-class climate experts, and philanthropist-ambassadors, CLI is ready to help interested philanthropists get started quickly and effectively. Learn more about the CLI story.

Our Board

Multidots Chris DeCardy Vice President and Director of Programs, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Multidots Jorgen Thomsen Director of Climate Solutions, MacArthur Foundation
Multidots Kate Hampton CEO, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
Multidots Larry Kramer President, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Multidots Sue Tierney Senior Advisor, Analysis Group
Multidots Tom Steinbach Chair, CLI Board of Directors & Executive Director, Tempest Advisors

Our Team

Multidots Danielle Alvarez Manager, Events and Communications
Multidots Cameron Bradley Manager, Special Projects, President's Office
Multidots Bob Calhoun Senior Research Analyst
Multidots Giulia Marchiori Ceresa Senior Philanthropy Advisor
Multidots Celeste Chan Associate, Philanthropic Engagement
Multidots Chelsea Crandall Associate, Philanthropic Engagement
Multidots Ulla Erhardt Senior Philanthropy Advisor
Multidots Joe Hayes Director of Operations
Multidots Christina James Associate, Philanthropic Engagement
Multidots Jennifer Kitt President
Multidots Katharine Koshie Senior Philanthropy Advisor
Multidots Eric Kostegan Managing Director, Philanthropic Advising
Multidots Claire Lewis Executive Assistant
Multidots Anna Liao Executive Assistant
Multidots Jennifer Marlow Chief Communications Officer
Multidots Joan Ochi Editor
Multidots Rachael Petersen Global Climate Strategies Partner
Multidots Athena Ronquillo-Ballesteros Managing Director, Global Climate Strategies
Multidots Robynn Steffen Vice President & Chief Operating Officer


We’re Growing

CLI is filling new positions on our team as we advance the most promising solutions to the climate crisis. Check back in for new opportunities.

Global Climate Strategies (GCS) Knowledge Manager

This position will report directly to the Head of GCS and support the team’s work to guide new climate philanthropists to the outsized impact needed to solve the most profound challenge of our time. The Project Manager will sit at the hub of a dynamic knowledge management system that includes climate solutions, experts, and knowledge products for philanthropists. Learn more.