If the last 18 months of banks’ climate ambitions were about announcing 2050 net-zero emissions pledges, the next 18 must be about setting interim targets. Committing to align portfolios with net zero by 2050 is a welcome market signal—but the material question remains where banks intend to be in 1,…
Whitney is a senior associate on the Climate Aligned Industries team. She works with the Center for Climate-Aligned Finance on enabling financial institutions to align their investing and lending decisions with climate goals. She also works with the Climate Finance Access Network on improving access to climate finance in least developed countries.
Prior to RMI, Whitney worked as an Analyst with NERA Economic Consulting. At NERA, Whitney supported utilities, regulatory commissions, and governments in the design and implementation of markets and auctions for energy procurement, environmental protection, and climate change mitigation. Whitney’s projects included a market for irrigation rights to protect freshwater resources, auctions for renewable resource generation, and the World Bank’s pilot facility to improve finance for projects that reduce greenhouse gases. Whitney has additionally worked with The Nature Conservancy on corporate engagement strategy for their global water funds and the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale on carbon pricing communications.
Master of Environmental Management, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
B.A. Economics, Washington University in St. Louis