Christopher N. Fox
Director, International Initiatives, Investor Program
Christopher is Director, International Initiatives, leading collaboration efforts with investors worldwide, global investor groups, relevant UN agencies and NGOs. Previously, Christopher was founding co-director the Ceres policy program and founding director of the Ceres investor program. Among his other accomplishments, Christopher was a co-founder of the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR) project of Ceres in 2003, and a founding staff member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) project of Ceres in 1997.
Before joining Ceres in 1997, Christopher served as a program associate at the Heinz Family Foundation in Washington, D.C. He was also executive director of the Center for Environmental Citizenship, a national non-profit environmental organization that was acquired by the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund in 2006.
Christopher has a B.A. from Yale University and a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard University.
Recent Blog Posts
I was honored to represent Ceres at a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican in January. I joined 80 participants – private sector, civil society, and faith group leaders from around the world – at the Global Foundation’s Rome Roundtable. In his brief address, Pope Francis called on leaders to forge “a globalization that is cooperative, and thus positive, as opposed to the globalization of indifference” that ignores the needs of the poor.
Today, the Paris Agreement – the first-ever global, legally binding framework to tackle climate change – becomes international law. The United States, China, India, Brazil, European Union and 89 other nations representing two-thirds of global emissions have formally joined the agreement, allowing it to go into effect today.
World leaders announced significant new commitments on climate change in June, providing a major boost to the Clean Trillion campaign’s goal of expanding investment in clean energy by an additional $1 trillion per year.
In the past few weeks the Clean Trillion campaign to expand investment in clean energy and curb fossil fuel investments has picked up fresh, palpable momentum.
Why Investors are Essential to Tackling Climate Change – and How They Can Seize the Clean Trillion Opportunity
There’s a lot that investors can do to help tackle climate change. Investment opportunities abound as the world shifts from fossil fuels to clean energy. But cutting through the clutter to understand exactly what those opportunities are and how to go about capitalizing on them can be a challenge for investors both large and small.