BOULDER CO./LONDON UK, January 6, 2022 – Kingsmill Bond, a top energy analyst who has expertise in financial market and energy analysis, will join RMI in January 2022, to extend insights into the energy transition for the financial sector. With the move, RMI and London-based Carbon Tracker commit to strengthening collaboration around financial analysis of the energy transition and market-based solutions to climate change.
Kingsmill Bond will assume the role of senior principal with RMI’s strategic analysis and engagement group, focused on energy analysis for the financial sector. Bond has 25 years’ experience working as a sell-side equity analyst, including for Deutsche Bank, Sberbank and Citibank in London, Hong Kong and Moscow. For the past four years at Carbon Tracker, he has written extensively about the impact of the energy transition on financial markets and geopolitics and authored a series of reports on the myths of the energy transition. Bond’s research shows that the shift to clean energy is already the major factor shaping financial markets in the 21st century and that positive trends in costs and technology will only continue.
The two organizations will be looking to continue and extend their collaboration across the energy transition space. RMI and Carbon Tracker have previously teamed up on a series of reports extending RMI’s clean energy portfolio work, including Foot off the Gas: Why Italy Should Invest in Clean Energy and How to Retire Early, which advocates a swift transition from fossil fuels to renewables by showing just how much cheaper it is to invest in clean energy. Bond will remain a senior advisor with Carbon Tracker, and he will continue to be featured in thought leadership opportunities including Carbon Tracker events and investor engagement efforts, leveraging both organizations’ capabilities and relationships.
Jules Kortenhorst, CEO of RMI, said, “RMI is gaining a great thinker and strategist in Kingsmill Bond, and new opportunities to partner with Carbon Tracker make sense for us given our organizations’ shared interest in a carbon-free future.”
“This is the decisive decade for the clean energy revolution,” said Bond, “and financial institutions are at the center of it. Together with RMI and Carbon Tracker, I’ll continue to raise awareness and promote new thinking among this important sector.”
“A clean energy revolution and decarbonization of the global economy is a shared mission between Carbon Tracker and our friends at RMI,” said Mark Campanale, founder and executive chair of Carbon Tracker, “and we look forward to extending our efforts in both thought leadership and impact around the energy transition, communicating particularly with our financial network relationships.”
Jon Grayson, CEO of Carbon Tracker, said, “My firm hope is that this collaboration will provide a win-win for both organizations to rapidly accelerate the mind-shift needed to keep 1.5 degrees alive. One thing lockdown has taught us is the importance of cross-team collaborations and I look forward to further developing our working relationship with Kingsmill and the team at RMI.”
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About Carbon Tracker
The Carbon Tracker Initiative is a not-for-profit financial think tank that seeks to promote a climate-secure global energy market by aligning capital markets with climate reality. Our research to date on the carbon bubble unburnable carbon and stranded assets has begun a new debate on how to align the financial system with the energy transition to a low carbon future.