Christopher N. Fox
Director, Special Projects
Christopher is Director, Special Projects, leading the development of cross-program initiatives on climate change, clean energy and sustainability. 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
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.
No nation can tackle climate change alone. That’s why the new global agreement to be negotiated in Paris this year is so essential. The agreement will ensure that every country does its share to limit carbon pollution and will accelerate the global shift to clean energy.
Knowing that we need an additional trillion dollars per year in clean energy might sound daunting at first – but several developments in recent weeks show that not only is this goal within our grasp, but also that some of the biggest capital market actors now see the economic opportunities of investing in the Clean Trillion.
At the start of the New Year there is hopeful news on climate change and clean energy, but also an urgent challenge. The hopeful news: clean energy investment jumped 16% in 2014 to near its all-time high. The urgent challenge: to accelerate progress and expand clean energy investment to the levels needed to tackle climate change.
As governments gather for U.N. climate talks in Lima, there is growing evidence that policymakers have a critical role to play in scaling up investment in clean energy to the levels needed to tackle climate change.