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Industry Experts

ACADEMIC ADVISORS & OPERATING PARTNERS
SUBJECT-MATTER EXPERTS

PROF. TIM PALMER | ACADEMIC ADVISOR

Royal Society Research Professor in Climate Physics & Senior Alumni Fellow, Oxford Martin Institute

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Prof. Tim Palmer is an award-winning geophysicist at Oxford University focusing on climate and weather patterns. He was awarded the Royal Astronomical Society’s 2023 Gold Medal for Geophysics, one of the highest awards in science (previous winners include Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking). Prof. Palmer was involved in the five IPCC assessment reports, and is involved in the World Climate Research Program.

PROF. PANKAJ CHANDRA | ACADEMIC ADVISOR

Vice Chancellor & Chairman, Ahmedabad University

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Prof. Pankaj Chandra is the Vice Chancellor of Ahmedabad University. He was previously the Director of IIM-B (2007-13) and a Professor at IIM-A He holds a Ph.D from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Ahmedabad University is home to the Global Centre for Environment and Energy (GCEE), focusing on climate change, and one of the first of its kind in India. He has recently authored the book “Building Universities that Matter”.

JOSEPH MARIATHASAN | OPERATING PARTNER

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Joseph Mariathasan is actively involved in the climate sector, and has extensive financial services experience. He is a Director of GIST, and is on the Advisory Boards of Moneyhub and pinBox Solutions. He is a Contributing Editor at Investments & Pensions Europe (IPE). He has previously worked at Shell, Kleinwort Benson, Aviva and GMO. Joseph has a doctorate in physics from Oxford University, and maintains a dialogue with the world-leading climate physics group there.

ANDREW HOFFMAN | OPERATING PARTNER

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Andrew Hoffmann is an active investor and advisor in sustainability-related ventures. He is the CEO of Rock Island LLC, a real asset investment advisor. He has 30+ years of experience in real assets at Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan, Brookfield, and PIMCO.  He was also a Principal at Capricorn Management (Jeff Skoll's family office), one of the most active global investors in climate solutions. Andy has been an investor and advisor in companies such as AgroVision, Sevana BioEnergy, and Wild Earth.​

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