Gabriel Thoumi, CFA, FRM is Director Capital Markets at Climate Advisers where he provides global financial analysis for mitigating systemic climate risk while advising on greening capital markets.
He has 15 years of experience managing and deploying frameworks to improve global capital markets sustainability through risk mitigation and return enhancement. Previously, for Calvert Investment Management, he valued global equity, index, and fixed income portfolios and their component positions in the utilities, energy, materials, chemicals, and financial sectors. He worked on quantitative index construction and asset allocation strategies. He engaged Fortune 500 CEOs on approaches to mitigating climate risk using financial risk management tools. He led initiatives to improve financial accounting of exchange-listed products and incorporated natural capital into financial tools. He co-wrote the winning Agriculture Supply Chain Adaptation Facility for the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance.
His research on capital markets has been cited by Forbes Magazine and the Guardian as key reasons why markets can improve our societies’ collective ability to mitigate climate change. He has co-authored numerous papers including a recent paper in Science on standardizing payments for ecosystem services.
Formerly, for the U.S. Government, as Senior Director Finance and Carbon Markets, he led a team analyzing Latin American REDD+ financial readiness. At Morgan Stanley’s climate change mitigation company, he conducted due diligence on carbon offset projects. At Wells Fargo, he was a financial institutions analyst assessing and managing trading, lending and regulatory risks.
He sits on various non-profit boards and on local and regional commissions. He has an MBA and MSc from the University of Michigan where he was a Consortium and Erb Institute fellow. He is a frequent lecturer at various universities. He also is a Certified Ecologist by the Ecological Society of America and LEED AP (BD+C) and LEED AP (O+M).