ABOUT US 2020-01-07T18:00:33+00:00

Who we are

The 2° Investing Initiative (2°ii) is the global think tank for developing climate and long-term risk metrics and related policy options in financial markets. 2°ii coordinates the world’s largest research projects on climate metrics in financial markets, with over 40 research partners in the public, private and philanthropic sector, and over € 3 million re-granted to research partners to date. As part of this work, we developed the first science-based target setting and 2°C scenario analysis tool for financial portfolios, applied by over 200 financial institutions and three financial supervisory authorities to date. 2°ii also initiated the first climate-related financial regulation in Europe in the context of the French mandatory climate-related disclosure by financial institutions (Art. 173), in addition partnering with the Swiss government on 2°C scenario analysis, involving two-thirds of the Swiss pension funds and insurance market.

Our research focuses on three key pillars:

  • Developing data, scenario, and analytical solutions and tools for measuring the consistency of financial portfolios and markets with long-term climate and economic trends, as well as associated potential financial risk;
  • Addressing the key barriers to integrating these solutions into investment and financing decisions, notably around the ‘tragedy of the horizons’;
  • Aligning financial policy frameworks with policy objectives, related to the efficient intermediation of capital and long-term policy targets.

Our team

Stanislas Dupré

Founder & CEO

Simon Messenger

Director France and UK

Jakob Thomä

Managing Director

Alex Axthelm

Data Scientist

Constanze Bayer


Andreas Büchler


Diana Catoquessa

Office Manager Berlin

David Cooke

Policy Manager

Gabrielle Couderc

Head of Finance

Evan Deutsch

Head of Data Engineering

Pablo Felmer Roa

Senior Legal Advisor

Mark Fulton


Emmanuelle Gauthey

Events Manager & PA

Nikolaus (Klaus) Hagedorn

Senior Analyst

George Harris


Michael Hayne

Senior Analyst

Jackson Hoffart


Vincent Jerosch-Herold


Daan Koopman

Data Scientist

Mauro Lepore

Software Developer

Nicola Koch

Project Manager

Catherine McNally

Communications Manager

Sarah Mendelsohn

Project Manager

Clare Murray


Florence Palandri


Pranav Pandya

Data Scientist

Taylor Posey

Data Engineer

Laura Ramirez

Programme Manager

Thierry Santacruz


Fiona Spuler


Emmeline Stein


CJ Yetman

Software Developer

French Board

The 2° Investing Initiative France is directed by a board of administrators and represented by a bureau. The board members come from a variety of backgrounds, such as asset management, non-profit organisations, public and government organisations and other stakeholders. The composition of the French board is as follows:

Hugues Chenet


Robin Edme

Ministère de l’Environnement

Lucie Pinson

Sylvain Vanston


Stéphane Voisin

Institut Louis Bachelier

US Board

The 2° Investing Initiative USA is directed by a board of administrators and represented by a bureau. The structure was created in 2015. The composition of the US board is as follows:

Ilmi Granoff

Tricia Jamison

Dave Jones

Sue Reid

Gabriel Thoumi

Clara Vondrich

German Board

The 2° Investing Initiative Deutschland e.V. is directed by a board of administrators and represented by a bureau. The composition of the German board is as follows:

José Gabriel Delgado Jiménez

Jakob Thomä

Nicole Röttmer

Raphael Schöttler


Governmental organisations

Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FEON) and State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)

Financial institutions 

Projects & spin-offs

Research, data providers and consultancies

NGOs and investor coalitions


European Commission


Government & international organizations