In 2015, Thomas H. Stoner Jr., a seasoned energy entrepreneur, and Dr. David Schimel, a leading climate scientist, founded a research organization to advocate for the use of global capital markets as a critical solution to climate change. In undertaking the onerous task of writing a book that reflected on his years of experience as an international renewable energy entrepreneur and environmental advocate, Tom Stoner sought an in-depth analysis of global energy consumption. To aid in his analysis of the world’s energy use and its impacts on the environment, he engaged a group that was building upon the work of Donella Meadows and the Club of Rome to construct a robust climate science model that would help him tie the climate system to economic and financial systems.
Tom Stoner published his research and analysis in his book, Small Change, Big Gains: Reflections of an Energy Entrepreneur. At the heart of Small Change, Big Gains is the discovery that: It is possible to stabilize rising global temperatures and remain under global temperature targets set by the international community if capital is deployed to limit large scale systemic risk typically associated with climate change. With the scientific data confirming their assumptions the next step was clear.
Tom Stoner and Dr. David Schimel convened a group of leading climate experts and financial professionals to launch Entelligent®. Its mission: To align capital markets with the needs of the 21st century and in particular, the systemic risks of climate change.
Entelligent hired a sophisticated team of data scientists to develop, test and validate the Smart Climate® methodology. Using big data, artificial intelligence and systems dynamics modeling, the team created a technology that allows investors to account for systemic macro-risks, like climate change, in order to improve risk-adjusted returns.
Entelligent continues to meet this objective by partnering with the likes of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF) to generate a custom data stream to assist in security selection using a suite of E-Score® products. Also, Entelligent’s data partnership with a globally recognized financial information provider and the roll out of a portfolio analyzer will allow wealth managers and family offices to measure the financial and environmental performance of public funds. Entelligent continues to grow and work with a dedicated team of experts and in collaboration with commercialization partners to validate and expand the Smart Climate methodology and suite of products.
He co-founded 3 companies and served as Chief Executive Officer of two public companies. His leadership experience includes financing and building renewable energy projects worldwide and leading the London AIM IPO of Econergy International Corporation, the first 100% exclusively renewable energy company and the largest owner of carbon credits.
Mr. Stoner is also a published author contributing to publications including Barron’s and CNBC, and has been an invited speaker at the National Academy of Science, USAID, and the University of Colorado Boulder.
Education: B.A. from Hampshire College. Masters of Finance and Accounting from the London School of Economics.
Dr. Labovitz has more than 45 years of experience performing data analysis including as a physical scientist researching various earth science processes and a lead analyst and researcher for Thomson Reuters and wealth management firms.
He has published over 35 articles covering science, engineering, statistics and business and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Regis University, University of Colorado Denver, and University of California, Berkeley
Education: Ph.D. in geomathematics emphasizing spatially based analyses. Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics with an emphasis on statistics and optimization. M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, emphasis on strategic planning.
Col. (retired) Baer’s US Army service includes commanding combat troops in Vietnam, an airborne finance brigade in the First Gulf War, a finance and accounting battalion in Germany and service as the Director of Army Accounting Systems. As a civilian, Baer has extensive experience as a fractional Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer of public, private, and not-for-profit entities.
Education and Military awards: B.S.in Business and M.B.A. from the University of Colorado Boulder. Graduate of the Army Command & General Staff College and the Army War College.
Military awards: Bronze Star (with V device), Combat Infantryman’s Badge and the Army Parachute Badge.
Mr. Hawkesworth leads the technical team, using major data science tools and scalable computing techniques to develop the Smart Climate® data platform. His career includes project management for a number of entrepreneurship education organizations.
Education: M.A. of Public Policy with a focus in Quantitative Research Methods from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. B.A. Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies from Hampshire College. Data Science Immersive (DSI) Fellowship program at Galvanize.
Dr. Khosla is one of the inventors of the patented Smart Climate® technology. She brings her international background in finance, academia, predictive modeling, and statistical software platforms to the company, leading product and client development. She has published articles and papers in trade journals including Pensions & Investments, CFA NYC, and Morning Consult.
Education: B.S. in Economics and Mathematics and M.S. in Econometrics and Quantitative Economics from the University of Rajasthan. M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Mr. James supports the development of technology from research to application. He has experience in both the tech and renewable industry working for Tesla as a residential solar power designer. He also helped design the customer-focused delivery program enabling Tesla to scale to a mass-market, factory-to-consumer car manufacturer.
Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Colorado Denver (minored in Computer Science). Data Science Immersive at Galvanize (Denver).
Dr. Cohen brings 12 years of experience in energy modeling and 6 years as a practicing data scientist at tech startups that have gone on to successful exits. He is also a former Fulbright Scholar and Fellow of the National Science Foundation.
Education: Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering), University of Colorado Denver. Two-years of postdoctoral experience at the Earth Institute of Columbia University. B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Maryland College Park. M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of Colorado at Denver.
Mr. Stoner helped develop a new set of portfolio level carbon metrics to evaluate climate risk, building upon the work done by the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). He is committed to helping the company create market-based solutions for greater positive social and environmental impact.
Education: B.A. from Hampshire College and M.A.S. in Climate Science and Policy from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California San Diego. Micro-M.B.A. from the Rady School of Management at University of California San Diego. Sustainable Finance Foundation Course from the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford.
Mr. Khan spearheads the company’s continued growth across Europe using his experience in the region as both an investment banking corporate financier and corporate broker. He has a keen passion for sustainability and technology and has led numerous IPOs, secondary fundraisings and M&A transactions in both the public and private markets.
Education: UK Securities and Futures registered, qualified ACA, and BSc with entrepreneurial experience in the sector.
Mr. Fossati has several years of experience in the renewable energy industry as a Regulatory and Market Analyst and Operations Assistant. He also worked with WILDCOAST and Scripps Institution of Oceanography to launch a blue carbon stock assessment scientific campaign and research natural solutions to mitigate the impacts of climate change in Southern California.
Education: B.S. degree in Environmental Science from Universita' degli Studi di Genova, Italy. M.S. in Environmental Economics and Policy from the Universita' degli Studi di Torino, Italy. M.A.S. in Climate Science and Policy from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California San Diego.
Ms. Greenwood is responsible for coordinating internal and external resources for the execution of Entelligent’s business strategies. She has worked in the sustainability and technology fields in operational and leadership roles for both private and public companies.
Education: B.S. in Business Management from University of Illinois at Chicago.
Ms. Asante-Darko works to ensure that all client-related budgeting, scheduling and coordination processes run smoothly. She supports the sales team in meeting established goals, client-oriented product development, and she provides valuable market research. Her background includes publishing, academia, and working briefly in the energy sector.
Education: Certified Sustainability Practitioner and an Affiliate of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants. M.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado Boulder. B.S. in Business Administration with an Accounting Major, from the University of Ghana.