The following prominent experts were consulted on this series and support a vigorous public discussion of a market-oriented solution to climate change


Our Team

Marc Fasteau

Founder and chairman of the American Strategic Insurance Group, now a subsidiary of Progressive Insurance; partner and investor in Fulcrum Partners, LLC, a developer and manager of small, high design luxury hotels in Europe and the Caribbean; former investment banker for 14 years; former Managing Director and partner at Dillon Read & Co.; former staff member, House Banking Committee and the Joint Economic Committee.

Ted Halstead

Founder and CEO of the Climate Leadership Council, whose purpose is to mobilize global opinion leaders around a combination of gradually increasing carbon taxes and climate dividends. Prior he served as president and CEO of the New America Foundation and helped organize the 1997 Economists’ Statement on Climate Change, which remains the largest public statement in the profession’s history, and includes 17 Nobel laureates as signatories. He is co-author of The Radical Center: The Future of American Politics. 

Bob Inglis

Executive Director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative (RepublicEN) at George Mason University, represented Greenville-Spartanburg, SC in Congress from 1993-1998 and 2008-2010. TheEnergy and Enterprise Initiative to promote conservative and free-enterprise solutions to energy and climate challenges. For his work on climate change Inglis was given the 2015 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. He was a Resident Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics in 2011, a Visiting Energy Fellow at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment in 2012, and a Resident Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics in 2014.

Bob Litterman

Former chief risk officer at Goldman Sachs, PhD econometrician, co-developer of the Black-Litterman Global Asset Allocation Model, a key tool in investment management, well-known author on risk management and Board Chair of the Common Fund who is urging their 1300 clients (small college, school and other endowments and pension funds) to hedge carbon risk in their portfolios.

Ken Miller

President & CEO of Ken Miller Capital, LLC (“KMC”), a closely held merchant banking firm; former Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch Capital Markets; former Vice Chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston. Has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Viacom, Inc., Intelsat Corporation, Kinder Care Learning Centers, CNA Surety and, now, Loews Corporation. Chairman of the Advisory Board, NYU-Shanghai Program on Innovation & Creativity.

William Nitze

Former General Counsel, Mobil Oil, Japan; former CEO, Alliance to Save Energy; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Environment under President George W. Bush; Assistant Administrator of EPA for International Activities under President Clinton.

Michael Oppenheimer

Currently serves as the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University. He is the Director of the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP) at the Woodrow Wilson School and Faculty Associate of the Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences Program, Princeton Environmental Institute, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. Prior he spent two decade with The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), a non-governmental, environmental organization, where he served as chief scientist and manager of the Climate and Air Program. He continues to serve as a science advisor to EDF. Oppenheimer is a long-time participant in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, serving recently as acoordinating lead author of both the IPCC’s special report on extreme climate events and disasters (called SREX) and the Fifth Assessment Report. 

Roger Parkinson

Former publisher and executive officer at the Toronto Globe and Mail, former president and publisher of the Minneapolis StarTribune, past president of the World Association of Newspapers.

Ted Roosevelt IV

Managing Director, Investment Banking, Barclays Capital. Board Chair of the Center for Climate & Energy Solutions; senior management positions at Lehman Bros. since 1984; board memberships include the American Museum of Natural History, The Wilderness Society. Former board chair, League of Conservation Voters; Counselor, China-US Center for Sustainable Development. Governor, Foreign Policy Association

Charles Sethness

Financial services consultant. Previously he served at interim CEO and Vice President of the Millennium Challenge Corporation under President George W. Bush, served as Chief Financial Officer at the International Finance Corporation, and Assistant Secretary for Domestic Finance under President Ronald Reagan.

Jim Speyer

Managing Director at Navigant Consulting, Inc. in the Energy Practice’s Power Systems, Markets & Pricing group; served on the White House Energy Staff, as Director of Coal and Utility Policy at the Department of Energy, and as Director of Energy Policy at the EPA under President Carter.

Jerry Taylor

President of the Niskanen Center. Prior to founding the Center in 2014, Taylor spent 23 years at the Cato Institute, where he served as director of natural resource studies, assistant editor of Regulation magazine, senior fellow, and then vice president. Before that, Taylor was the staff director for the energy and environment task force at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Rear Admiral David Titley, United States’ Navy (ret.)

Currently serves as Professor of Practice in the Department of Meteorology at the Pennsylvania State University, and founding Director of Penn State University’s Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk. A nationally known expert in the field of climate, the Arctic, and National Security.  He served as a naval officer for 32 years and rose to the rank of Rear Admiral.  Dr. Titley’s career included duties as Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy, and Deputy Assistant Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance.  He also served as Senior Military Assistant for the Director, Net Assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.  While serving in the Pentagon, Dr. Titley initiated and led the US Navy’s Task Force on Climate Change.  After retiring from the Navy, Dr. Titley served as the Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for Operations, the Chief Operating Officer position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Irving Yoskowitz

Founder and Senior Partner at Global Technology Partners and he is an Operating Partner at Centre Partners Management LLC. Mr. Yoskowitz served as an Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Constellation Energy Group Inc., of Baltimore Gas & Electric Co., as Senior Counsel at the law firm of Crowell & Moring and Senior Advisor at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer Feld LLP. Prior to those roles he served as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel at United Technologies Corporation.