Graciela Chichilnisky is the CEO and Co-Founder of Global Thermostat in New York City. As a world-renowned economist and creator of the formal theory of Sustainable Development, she previously acted as Lead US Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which received the Nobel Prize in 2007. Her pioneering work uses innovative market mechanisms to create Green Capitalism. She worked extensively on the Kyoto Protocol, creating and designing the carbon market that became international law in 2005, and wrote the wording for the carbon market into the Kyoto Protocol at the COP in Kyoto in December 1997. She acts as a special adviser to several UN organizations and heads of state.
In February 2019, Global Thermostat was named “10 Breakthrough Technologies” by the MIT Technology Review, curated by Bill Gates. In 2015, Graciela Chichilnisky was selected “CEO of the Year” by International Alternative Investment Review, and Fast Company Magazine selected Global Thermostat as one of the “World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies” in energy.
Additionally, Graciela Chichilnisky is a professor of Economics and Statistics at Columbia University, a University Senator and the Director of the Columbia Consortium for Risk Management. She is the author of seventeen books and over 300 scientific articles in preeminent academic journals. Chichilnisky holds two PhD degrees, in Mathematics and Economics from MIT and University of California, Berkeley.