Nili Gilbert

Investment decarbonization expert
Nili Gilbert focuses on socially aware portfolio decarbonization and bringing science into finance.

Why you should listen

Nili Gilbert, CFA, CAIA, is the vice chairwoman of Carbon Direct, a leader in scaling carbon management into a global industry through climate investment, technology and client advisory. She is also chair of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero's (GFANZ) Advisory Panel of technical experts, as well as a member of its CEO Principals Group. In addition to serving as a chairwoman of both the David Rockefeller Fund and the Synergos Institute Investment Committees, Gilbert is an independent board director of Brookfield Asset Management. She is also a senior advisor at Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Gilbert was previously cofounder and portfolio manager of Matarin Capital, which became one of the largest women-owned asset managers in the US. She also served as a member of the State of California’s Climate-Related Financial Risk Advisory Group and the Social Mission Board of Seventh Generation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever. Gilbert is a member of the TED Future Forum Vision Council and has been honored as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, as a LinkedIn "Top Voice" in Finance, as Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Association of Securities Professionals and as “One to Watch” by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. She is a permanent member of both the Council on Foreign Relations and the Economic Club of New York.

Gilbert received her BA, magna cum laude, from Harvard University and her MBA from Columbia Business School, where she was a Toigo Fellow, and she has completed programs in leadership and sustainability at Oxford and Stanford Universities.

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Rethinking: Notes from Session 5 of Countdown Summit

October 15, 2021

Follow Countdown on Twitter and Instagram • Subscribe to the Countdown newsletter To take on the climate crisis, we’re in for some big rethinking — in how we live, work, eat and move forward with solutions that make livelihoods more equitable for everyone, no matter their location or background. The speakers of Countdown Summit Session […]

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