About Us

Our Story

Back in November 2012, Stuart Braman, adjunct associate research scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and former Managing Director at Standard & Poor’s, attended the New York City show on Bill McKibben’s “Do the Math” tour, which kicked off the Go Fossil Free divestment campaign. On the way home, he and his wife – long concerned about climate change – discussed divesting their retirement portfolio. Since they were index investors, he began looking for information on “fossil free indexes”. Six months of googling and lunches, drinks and phone calls, emails and Skype sessions didn’t turn up any activity on the fossil free indexes front, and in April 2013, Stuart established Fossil Free Indexes LLC and began to gather a team.

Former colleagues from S&P, DRI, and Reuters, with financial sector, risk management, product development, and intensive data analysis experience joined the team along with experienced investment analysts, forensic data analysts and social media experts looking for a way to make a contribution in the intersecting worlds of sustainable investing and fighting climate change.

Today, the team is well on their way to ensuring that when someone else looks for information on “fossil free indexes,” their own products and services will turn up quickly and prominently.

Our Vision
To be an industry-leading provider of financial research and products that empower the investment community in the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Mission
Our mission is to source and analyze carbon emissions data and to generate research, benchmarks, and investment solutions for investors who are attentive to climate risk. Our goal is to serve a broad client base, from individual retail investors to institutional asset owners, investment advisors, and asset managers. As investors work to understand, measure, and act on the risks associated with climate change in their holdings, we will work alongside them to provide tools and solutions for their portfolio management process. 

We endeavor to be thought leaders in our field. We strive to maintain a collaborative working environment. We value open-mindedness, objectivity, and innovation. We respect and support ethical considerations in investment decision-making.

Management

Stuart Braman
Founder & Chairman
Chris Ito
Chief Executive Officer
Brad Goz
Director of Business Development
Jag Alexeyev
Director of Research and Products
Cliff Griep
Director
Lucy Di Rosa
Director of Communications
Lynn Connolly
Director of Coal Research
Michael Palmieri
Director of Technology
Tom Francis
Director of Oil and Gas Research

Advisors

Advisor
Advisor and Board Member