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Leading ClimateWorks into the future

Leading ClimateWorks into the future

On behalf of ClimateWorks Foundation Board of Directors, I am thrilled to announce that Helen Mountford will become the next President and CEO of ClimateWorks on January 24, 2022.

Currently serving as the World Resources Institute’s Vice President for Climate and Economics, Helen brings 25 years of international experience at the intersection of environmental action, economic development, and climate policy. She is a strategic thinker, global collaborator, and inclusive leader who is intentional about ensuring equitable and just solutions are at the heart of climate action.

In short, after a comprehensive, global search, we determined that Helen is perfectly positioned to build out ClimateWorks’ unique role and positive momentum to move even faster, deepen collaborations, and extend our global impact in the years ahead. Being able to build into the future with our next CEO from such a strong position is because of our terrific staff, steadfast philanthropic partners, and inspiring grantees.

We are excited for Helen to move into this role next month and will share more information in the coming weeks. Until then, warm holiday wishes and Happy New Year.


About ClimateWorks Foundation

ClimateWorks is a global platform for philanthropy to innovate and accelerate climate solutions that scale. We deliver global programs and services that equip philanthropy with the knowledge, networks, and solutions to drive climate progress. Since 2008, ClimateWorks has granted over $1.3 billion to more than 600 grantees in over 40 countries.

Published December 22, 2021

Susan Tierney, Board Chair

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