Austin Whitman

Climate Neutral (now known as The Change Climate Project)

Big Idea: 

Climate Neutral is a new consumer-focused climate certification for brands (a bit like “Fair Trade” meets “TurboTax”). The Climate Neutral label inspires consumers to factor a brand’s climate impact into their buying decisions, and their software enables organizations to have a verifiable carbon footprint. They also make it easy for Climate Neutral-certified brands to buy carbon offsets that deliver real carbon mitigation.

Austin has worked in technology, climate and clean energy finance for two decades with many small and early stage organizations. He also earned an MBA from Yale. Before launching Climate Neutral he was Vice President at a customer intelligence software platform for utilities and energy service providers.

Henry Arnhold Fellows